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I need help with a 2 laptop comparison


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#1 frusciante54

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:09 PM

Hello, I don't understand hardware that much. I only know the basic stuff. Some computers have more RAM but less cpu speed, some of them have less RAM but more CPU speed. Something like that I guess

 

So in my budget I've chosen 2 computers. They're at the same price. But I couldn't decide which one was better.

 

ACER E5-553G-T7Q5 : 

RAM 8 GB (DDR4)

CPU AMD A10 - 2.4GHZ (3.3 Turbo) - 2 MB Cache [A10-9600P}

GPU : 2 GB (AMD)

HDD : 1 TB (SATA)

 

 

ACER E5-571G-304Q :

RAM : 4 GB (DDR3)

CPU : INTEL Core i3 - 2.0 GHZ - 3 MB CACHE [5005U]

GPU : 2 GB (NVIDIA)

HDD 500 GB (SATA)

 

 

 

So the first computer has more RAM, more HDD storage and a faster processor (I'm talking about the GHZ's)

...whereas the second computer has 1 mb more cache in CPU, but it sacrifices like 500 gb's of storage and 4 gb's of RAM. I mean only 1 mb of cache in CPU, is it really expensive that they had to sacrifice 4 GBs of RAM and 500 GBs of disk space?

 

So, which one would be faster? I'm thinking that the second computer sacrificed all that RAM and HDD storage to put a faster proccessor. So the second computer would run faster, with less storage, right? But on the other hand, the first one has 4 GB's of more RAM - I thought more RAM would mean a faster computer. I'm really confused.

I mean I don't know. I'm not an expert. If you could tell me which one would be the optional one, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!



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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 11:20 AM

 
Imagine a desk. If you had a small desk then how much paperwork, books, utensils could you put on it? Not much. If you had a larger desk then you could fit all that on and if your desk was massive then it wouldn't make a difference as you don't use all that space. If you can understand this then you understand how RAM works.
 
Anyway, what do you want to use your computer for and what is your budget? But if I were you, I'd go for the 8GB model since the CPU might actually be faster and newer than the i3. Although I don't know the exact model of the GPU's on both systems. That will probably be of little difference as the first one looks to be much better value.

Edited by hamluis, 23 January 2017 - 11:32 AM.


#3 frusciante54

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 09:09 PM

Thank you. Aand the price for the first laptop just went up. I don't know why but it changes everyday. It was around 425 when I started this topic but now it's 479. So the first one is actually more espensive. So I guess I should buy that one - when the price goes down and there's like a tax discount in December. That makes a huge difference.

 

Well, my budget is around 450-500 dollars. (Currency issues  :smash: ) and of course I'm not expecting the computer to run GTA 5 or Crysis 3 but at least it should run the games released before 2014. What I mostly do is watch Youtube videos but of course I'm planning on playing games.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:54 AM

 
It is a pretty good deal. The GTX 950 M is a weak GPU but it is a 768p Screen which helps (lower resolution but better performance). For future reference here's a link to a site which contains the specs (Translation is needed): http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/acer-e5-amd-a10-9600p-2-4ghz-8gb-1tb-hdd-15-6-2gb-w10-notebook.html
 
And heres one for the intel Laptop (Translation is needed): http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/acer-e5-571g-core-i3-5005u-2ghz-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-15-6-2gb-w10-notebook.html#ozellikler


Edited by hamluis, 23 January 2017 - 11:33 AM.


#5 frusciante54

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:20 AM

Yeah the visual quality don't have to be that good, it's gonna be better than I already have anyway. So yes, the performance is the first priority of course. If the first one's performance is going to be better, then I'll prefer that one.

 

By the way that's the exact site that I was looking. :D



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

As you take the performance as the the first priority, so I recommend you choose the first one, because the performance is mostly determined by CPU, and AMD A10-9600P is equal to i3 6100, so it is better than i35005U. 






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