Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
Well... Chromebook is already out of the question since they need Office. If they're gonna stretch the budget, the A8-4500M is at the same price point as the i3-2370M. As a general everyday processor, they're indistinguishable in performance until you look at benchmark figures, but as an all-rounder, the A8 with its integrated 7640G is far superior than the outdated Intel HD 3000. Not even the HD 4000 in IB-based i3-3110M and 3120M can touch the 7640G.
Well, yeah that's true, however I think i3-2370M CPU itself is much faster than A8-4500m, right?
I agree that AMD A8-4500m IGP is superior to all Intel's IGP however not the CPU speed itself, correct?
I mean, it is his mom option to choose AMD just for the IGP but considering that his mom isn't going to be doing any fancy just basic use. i3 should be a clear winner because of that speed
Then again, it depend if it is EVEN POSSIBLE to find an i3 or A8-4500m at UNDER 350 dollar budget.
You mostly see Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium or Intel Core 2 Duo.