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question.... i7 vs a8?

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im wondering which one would perform better money wise and by performance?
(laptop)



Toshiba:
i7-2670QM cpu
nvidia GT540m
$899.99

vs

HP
A8-3530mx apu
HD 6755g2 (1gb)
$999.99




im not sure which to choose.. they both seem fairly even... confused.gif

-THanks.
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I would day the i7. based purely on its a better chip but can say to the graphical performance.
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post #3 of 5
Links would help here a little. o.o

Overall, the i7 would be better. However the AMD chip has a GPU that's faster by a bit and the CPU is unlocked so it can be overclocked. I've seen these things get up to something like 3GHz+ on laptop cooling. tongue.gif
     
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Toshiba 10x > HP
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The Toshiba is by far the best option for several reasons;
- It has the superior CPU by far, the i7 outperforms the A8 by a considerable amount; nearly two-fold in all uses.
- The 6755g2 and GT 540M trade blows, the 6755g2 is very very slightly better at the end of the day, but only by 1-2%, and considering the Toshiba is a $100 cheaper, it's well worth it. Not to mention that the 6755g2 has had a history of driver problems.
- Toshiba laptops tend to have better build quality than HPs.

So for a $100 cheaper, you're getting an immensly better CPU, a pretty much equal GPU, and a better build quality. GO WITH THE TOSHIBA.
Edited by born2bwild - 11/5/11 at 11:09pm
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