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.