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i3 vs A8 (vs i5 vs A10)

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#1 bradleyheathhays


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

Long story short it looks like my budget for this next laptop isn't gonna let me get up to either the Intel i5 or AMD A10 processor.  So if I'm stuck with either choosing the i3 or A8 which one should I go with?  I suspect between the i3 and the A8, the i3 comes closest in performance to the i5 or A10.

This computer really won't be used for anything too intensive.  Mostly it'll be used for music storage and general messing around on the net.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:55 PM

If you're open to refurbished machines you might be able to get more computer.  What is your budget?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:48 AM

For what you will be using it for just get the one that's cheaper.

#4 fouryon


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

I prefer A8 

#5 waldojim42


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Intel typically uses less power to do more work. That said, pick whatever fits your budget. It appears you don't have any spectacular needs, so get a cheaper machine, and get a solid state drive. You would be surprised just how a big a difference they make.

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