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Which version of this laptop?


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#1 sn0zb0z

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:05 AM

I've been looking at a laptop and found two versions of it that are exactly the same except for the processor.

 

Both are 8GB RAM and a 1TB harddrive. The first version has an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz processor and the second version has an AMD A6-5200 APU 2GHz processor.

 

The price difference is £100 (roughly $170).

 

One laptop is £400 and the other is £500 so £100 is a big difference.

 

Is it worth paying the extra amount for the Intel processor or is the AMD a decent processor?



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:41 PM

Here is a comparison by CPU Boss, says they are to close to call one a winner!

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4200U-vs-AMD-A6-5200


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

Here is a comparison by CPU Boss, says they are to close to call one a winner!

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4200U-vs-AMD-A6-5200

 

Oh right. Interesting.

 

I looked at another site for benchmarks which gives an average CPU mark on performance and there was quite a difference between the two.

 

The Intel one was 3303 and the AMD one was 2434.

 

I figured the Intel was quite a bit better, just perhaps not £100/$170 better.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

The Intel CPU is much more capable. Different benchmarks are going to give you different results. The AMD chip has superior onboard graphics to the Intel chip (although Intel is catching up) but that shouldn't be your deciding factor unless you plan to play games on the laptop. If you can afford the i5, get it. It's a much more advanced CPU design and is much more capable in compute-intensive tasks.






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