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Cant decide between 2 laptops. (AMD Quad core or Intel i5 Dual Core)

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My laptop recently crashed. So i need to buy a new one. But i cant decide between 2 laptops

Its either this one (AMD Quad Core, videocard)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&docname=c03350127

Or this one (Intel i5, intel HD 4000)

http://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=nl&sl=en&tl=nl&u=http%3A%2F%2Fh10025.www1.hp.com%2Fewfrf%2Fwc%2Fdocument%3Fcc%3Dus%26lc%3Den%26dlc%3Den%26docname%3Dc03362802&anno=2

Quad Core laptop costs: 550

Dual Core laptop costs 450.

What would you do? Its only for school, but i RARELY play games ( I dont care about the settings because i have a high-end system at home)

Thanks
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The AMD will be better for light gaming while the Intel will last you longer before needing replacement on the CPU side. The Intel's HD 4000 is quite a bit more powerful than most give it credit for.

However, the AMD has a 1600x900 screen and the intel is only 1366x768. I'd get the AMD laptop.
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The AMD will be better for light gaming while the Intel will last you longer before needing replacement on the CPU side. The Intel's HD 4000 is quite a bit more powerful than most give it credit for.
However, the AMD has a 1600x900 screen and the intel is only 1366x768. I'd get the AMD laptop.

Well im in a hurry so thats the problem. lol.

The screen aint a problem for me. Think ill buy the i5 considering the price is lower.
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The AMD will be better for light gaming while the Intel will last you longer before needing replacement on the CPU side. The Intel's HD 4000 is quite a bit more powerful than most give it credit for.
However, the AMD has a 1600x900 screen and the intel is only 1366x768. I'd get the AMD laptop.

I'm sorry but your plain wrong. The AMD has BETTER graphics performance than the HD4000. It has dual graphics! A8 + Dedicated GPU = Hybrid CrossfireX. Why would the AMD laptop need a CPU replacement before the Intel??? That's the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen/read/heard. Seriously....


Get the AMD laptop. Has a much nicer 1600 x 900 resolution and Dual graphics - need I say more? The AMD laptop will be able to handle more video based HD content than the Intel HD4000. There's a video showing the HD4000 vs a mobile A8 APU and the A8 absolutely destroys the HD4000/i7 combo in HD content capability while only consuming slightly more power.
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I'm sorry but your plain wrong. The AMD has BETTER graphics performance than the HD4000. It has dual graphics! A8 + Dedicated GPU = Hybrid CrossfireX. Why would the AMD laptop need a CPU replacement before the Intel??? That's the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen/read/heard. Seriously....
Get the AMD laptop. Has a much nicer 1600 x 900 resolution and Dual graphics - need I say more? The AMD laptop will be able to handle more video based HD content than the Intel HD4000. There's a video showing the HD4000 vs a mobile A8 APU and the A8 absolutely destroys the HD4000/i7 combo in HD content capability while only consuming slightly more power.

Whoa now slow down there okay? I said that he should get the AMD laptop. Intel has a more powerful CPU than AMD between these two, ergo the Intel CPU will last longer before it's not enough to operate day to day stuff. It is more powerful, so it'll go further before being considered "slow". I said the AMD will be better for light gaming, but I said don't discount HD4000.

You really need to calm down some and re read what I posted before blowing up on me and saying that what I've posted is "the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard". Chill out.
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Point is that im a student. I dont have a lot of money.

So screen size is on the smallest priority ever. And i barely play videogames (only old Unreal Tournament at school during breaks).

Processing power is what matters to me. i5 is good, AMD quad is even better, but also a 100 bucks more expansive. i can barely afford. so its a hard decision for me..
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Whoa now slow down there okay? I said that he should get the AMD laptop. Intel has a more powerful CPU than AMD between these two, ergo the Intel CPU will last longer before it's not enough to operate day to day stuff. It is more powerful, so it'll go further before being considered "slow". I said the AMD will be better for light gaming, but I said don't discount HD4000.
You really need to calm down some and re read what I posted before blowing up on me and saying that what I've posted is "the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard". Chill out.

Lol.
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Whoa now slow down there okay? I said that he should get the AMD laptop. Intel has a more powerful CPU than AMD between these two, ergo the Intel CPU will last longer before it's not enough to operate day to day stuff. It is more powerful, so it'll go further before being considered "slow". I said the AMD will be better for light gaming, but I said don't discount HD4000.
You really need to calm down some and re read what I posted before blowing up on me and saying that what I've posted is "the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard". Chill out.

Don't worry I am not raging - I just wanted to get the point across to the OP. I don't want the OP thinking that AMD processors are going to fail prematurely. I thought you meant that the A8 APU would fail earlier than the Intel CPU simply because it's an AMD product - not that the i5 would "last longer" because it's faster in processing speeds. You could counter-act that by saying that the AMD A8 system has MUCH better graphics that will stay relevant for much longer. That would include the higher resolution being relevant for longer. Not to mention the fact that programs will utilize iGPU's and extra cores a lot more in the future.

I wasn't disagreeing just to disagree - I thought you meant that the AMD processor would fail before the Intel processor.
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Don't worry I am not raging - I just wanted to get the point across to the OP. I don't want the OP thinking that AMD processors are going to fail prematurely. I thought you meant that the A8 APU would fail earlier than the Intel CPU simply because it's an AMD product - not that the i5 would last longer because it's faster in processing speeds. You could counter-act that by saying that the AMD A8 system has MUCH better graphics that will stay relevant for much longer. That would include the higher resolution being relevant for longer.

Okay, I can see how you would have thought that. smile.gif I should have perhaps been more clear. No, I have seen AMD chips running for 12 years or more. Those things take a licking and keep on ticking! biggrin.gif

Yes, what I said was that on the CPU side of things, the Intel will go a lot longer and still be considered "fast" or "usable". It will have more "speed longevity" so to speak. On the GPU side of things, the APU's graphics absolutely hammer 4000 into the dirt, that's for sure. But HD4000 isn't bad either for light duty stuff like TF2. smile.gif
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