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So my birthday is coming up and I am planning to get a laptop for when I travel or stay overnight at a hotel and stuff. So I've narrowed down to two laptops. But one problem; the processors.
ASUS X502CA-BI30705B- $349.99 USD
Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor-1 year limited
Height-0.9 inches
Width-15.1 inches
Depth-10.2 inches
Weight-4.4 pounds
Processor Brand-Intel®
Processor-Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i3
Processor Speed-1.8GHz
Battery Type-Polymer
Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT-LCD (1366 x 768)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-15.6"
Cache Memory-3MB on die Level 3
System Memory (RAM)-4GB
Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
Computer Hard Drive Size-500GB
Optical Drive-Not included
Direct-Disc Labeling-No
Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, select memory card slots
Graphics-UMA
TV Tuner-No
MPEG-No
Built-in Webcam-Yes
Modem-None
Networking-Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking -Wireless-N
Bluetooth-Enabled-No
S-Video Outputs-None
Audio-Built-in Azalia-compliant chip with 3D effect and full duplex
PCMCIA Slots-None
USB 2.0 Ports-1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports-None
Parallel Ports-None
Game Ports-None
Laptop Weight-Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
Battery Life-Not available
Pointing Device-Wide touchpad
HDMI Output-Yes
Blu-ray Player-No
Operating System Platform -Windows
Operating System-Windows 8
Included Software -Adobe Reader and more
ENERGY STAR Certified- Unknown
Best Buy PC App-No
Product Depth-10.2"
Drive Capacity-500GB
Graphics Card-UMA
UPC-886227500543
Best Buy Link: http://bit.ly/13g6yKi

Toshiba Satellite L875D/S7111- $379.99USD
Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year limited
Warranty Terms - Labor -1 year limited
Height-1.3 inches
Width-16.3 inches
Depth-10.6 inches
Weight-6.2 pounds
Processor Brand-AMD
Processor Platform-AMD VISION A6 APU
Processor-AMD A6-Series
Processor Speed-2.7GHz (with Turbo CORE up to 3.2GHz)
Battery Type-6-cell lithium-ion
Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT with TruBrite technology (1600 x 900)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-17.3"
Cache Memory-1MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)- 4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To -16GB
Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
Hard Drive Type-SATA (5400 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size-640GB
Optical Drive-Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds-Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling -No
Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
TV Tuner-No
MPEG -Yes
Built-in Webcam-Yes
Modem -None
Networking-Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking-Wireless-B+G+N
Bluetooth-Enabled-No
S-Video Outputs- None
Audio -SRS Premium Sound HD
Speakers -Internal
PCMCIA Slots -None
USB 2.0 Ports -2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports -None
Parallel Ports -None
Game Ports -None
Laptop Weight -Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
Battery Life -Not available
Pointing Device -Touchpad with multitouch control
HDMI Output-Yes
Blu-ray Player-No
Operating System Platform-Windows
Operating System -Windows 8
Included Software -Adobe Flash Player and more
ENERGY STAR Certified- Yes
Best Buy PC App- No
Graphics Chip-AMD/ATI
Product Depth -10.6"
Drive Capacity-640GB
Graphics Card-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
UPC-022265514818
BestBuy Link: http://bit.ly/13VsVE0
Sorry if this thread post is long but please no bias between Intel and AMD Processors and stuff. This would probaly be the last time I will purchase a laptop so I want this to be good and get my moneys worth out of it. Thanks!

*UPDATE* Comparsion: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3217U-vs-AMD-A6-4400M
But is this really accurate?
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looking here is a MUCH better way to compare the two cpus:
Intel Core i3-3217U

AMD A6-4400M
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-V Pro EVGA 980TI SC+ 16Gb PNY ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
PNY 1311 240Gb 1 TB Seagate 3 TB WD Blue DVD DVDRW+/- 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EKWB P280 kit EK-VGA supremacy Win X LG 24MC57HQ-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Zero [blues] EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Stryker M [hammered and drilled] corsair M65 
AudioAudio
SB Recon3D Klipsch ProMedia 2.1  
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loon 3.2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-V Pro EVGA 980TI SC+ 16Gb PNY ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
PNY 1311 240Gb 1 TB Seagate 3 TB WD Blue DVD DVDRW+/- 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EKWB P280 kit EK-VGA supremacy Win X LG 24MC57HQ-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Zero [blues] EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Stryker M [hammered and drilled] corsair M65 
AudioAudio
SB Recon3D Klipsch ProMedia 2.1  
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The Intel i3 is better as far as raw CPU power goes. The AMD is better as far as integrated graphics goes (better GPU for gaming purposes).
Both laptops will have enough CPU horsepower for everyday computing tasks (web browsing, office apps, email, video playback, etc).

Also, the AMD laptop is a 17.3 inch laptop, so it is less portable than the i3 laptop.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @4.4 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4-m ASUS GTX 670 DirectCUII TOP Patriot VIPER III 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m500 240 GB Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB ASUS DVD-burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412m Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Rosewill R101-P-BK Logitech G100s HRT Music Streamer II -> Audinst AMP-HP -> Westone 4 
Audio
Etymotic Research ER-4P 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @4.4 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4-m ASUS GTX 670 DirectCUII TOP Patriot VIPER III 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m500 240 GB Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB ASUS DVD-burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412m Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Rosewill R101-P-BK Logitech G100s HRT Music Streamer II -> Audinst AMP-HP -> Westone 4 
Audio
Etymotic Research ER-4P 
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