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AMD

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pav...=1218346636604

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INTEL

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pav...&skuId=2753496
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I'd take the Intel pentium for battery life, but the new Fusion APUs give very nice, balanced performance.

You're getting what you pay for either way.
 
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AY EM DE for the Llano.
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post #4 of 18
Looks like the AMD one is rocking the new APU A4 and it's got discrete graphics, so it would dominate the Intel one when it comes to graphics performance.
post #5 of 18
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You're getting what you pay for either way.
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I'd go with the AMD laptop. I've tried out some of these new AMD APU laptops, and they give great performance for the price.
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post #7 of 18
You guys realize even with "discrete graphics", the specific chip that the AMD laptop has won't be able to do much more than hardware accelerated video?

It can't play games at full res/low settings, let alone anything recent.

Either way he goes, he's getting a low end laptop. The Intel has been tested to have a 6 hour battery, I'd be willing to take that for $350 for a Pentium system that will meet basic tasking needs easily.
 
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
You guys realize even with "discrete graphics", the specific chip that the AMD laptop has won't be able to do much more than hardware accelerated video?

It can't play games at full res/low settings, let alone anything recent.

Either way he goes, he's getting a low end laptop. The Intel has been tested to have a 6 hour battery, I'd be willing to take that for $350 for a Pentium system that will meet basic tasking needs easily.
Have you used any of these new APUs? One of my friends owns a a Lenovo x120e with an AMD E-350 (a tier below the A4-3300M) and he can play low level games such as Battlefield 2 or Minecraft quite well. A bit more than I can do, with my Core i5 laptop w/ integrated Intel graphics.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Have you used any of these new APUs? One of my friends owns a a Lenovo x120e with an AMD E-350 (a tier below the A4-3300M) and he can play low level games such as Battlefield 2 or Minecraft quite well. A bit more than I can do, with my Core i5 laptop w/ integrated Intel graphics.
FYI, yes I have.
I don't think you fully understand.

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It can't play games at full res/low settings, let alone anything recent.
My point being, most any recent laptop can play old games. Battlefield 2 is pretty damn old by today's standards. Saying your Core i5 IGP or a low end AMD APU can run that game does not say much at all.
 
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