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#1 panjorama

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 05:09 AM

Hello Forum, it is easy to get bamboozled by the stats and jargon and I would welcome any advice on the 2 machines I have narrowed my search to.

 

I am replacing my old Dell desktop running XP and have a limited budget. I use the computer for web design and everyday surfing etc.  I am not an Adobe user - but will do some photo manipulation, graphics work using Paint Shop Pro or equivalent. I frequently have many different progams running and would love a fast machine. The old Dell is on its last legs - but after about 8 yrs of service.

 

CHOICE 1:  Lenovo H530s Desktop PC, Quad-core Intel i7-4790, 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost, 12GB RAM, HD 1TB + 8GB SSHD,  Shared Intel HD Graphics 4600

 

CHOICE 2: Lenovo H535s Desktop PC, Quad-core AMD A10-6700, 3.7GHz to 4.3GHz with Turbo Boost, 8GB RAM, HD 1TB, Dedicated AMD Radeon R5 235, 1GB

 

Choice 1 is £599 and Choice 2 is £399. But Lenovo are offering 20% off purchases over £500 - so Choice 1 comes down to about £480 - £80 more than Choice 2.

 

I think the main dilemma is the AMD v Intel one and the fact that Choice 1 has shared and Choice 2 dedicated graphics. Oh yes, and Choice 1 has 8GB SSHD.

 

If Choice 2 seems like a pretty good match for Choice 1 it saves me £80. But I could push the boat out for Choice 1 if it is significantly 'better'.

 

I'm going to team the desktop up with Asus MX239H 23" IPS HD LED-backlit LCD Monitor.

 

Thanks in advance for any tips and advice.

 



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 07:17 AM

Machine 1 is better for work, machine 2 is better for gaming.

 

Machine 1 will fit your work style better than machine 2 and I don't think that having the share graphics is going to be an issue.  That said, either machine will work for you.






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