There are lots of articles on the Internet about Intel vs AMD CPU, but for a pre-built laptop, in 2018, AMD laptops still seem to be lower in price. The question is, from a financial standpoint, which is better to achieve the performance needed below -
Everyday office work, multiple files of the same type opened and worked on at the same time, including files from Microsoft Suite (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT ... etc), files from Adobe PDF Reader & Illustrator, and multiple tabs open on Browser for online information search.
On top of all these, from time to time, use the laptop as a terminal to run some codes through a supercomputer
No gaming, no video editing, no video streaming
Three main objectives
1. good durability/reliability of the machine - longer term budgeting
2. good speed - so that work can be done at the end of the day
3. immediate low-end to moderate budget ($500-800) - cannot get a high-end business unit that costs >$1500
In the past AMD seems to have heat issues on the motherboard, which reduces the durability of the machine.
Also, there is this constant hyper-threading v. multi-core difference between the two CPUs, although for a non-IT person, what this difference would do to their everyday work is not clear.
Can anyone help break down the myth and provide some easy-to-understand primer ?
A great many thanks