Originally Posted by p4inkill3r
Truly some baffling choices made by the OEMs with regards to hardware. Single channel memory, crap displays, etc.
AMD needs to make an in-house laptop or something crazy if they want to gain market share, because every time I've looked at laptops in the last 10 years of so, there are dozens of intel choices and one or two terrible Sempron 1366x768 models on display.
The worst thing with amd based laptops is cooling(not in cases mentioned in article).
When choosing a ~2K PLN(~650USD at the time) laptop for light gaming/general use I was between 2 options.
Lenovo G510 i3-4100M +r7 M265 (I have it)
Lenovo Z50-75 A10-7500 (iirc) + some dGPU
The pricing was close. The APU option had stronger graphics(crossfire) as well as FHD screen and SSHD on default.
But I had to choose G510.
That's because the Z50-75 was overheating causing the cpu performance to drop a lot.
The Z50-70 which is intel/nvidia option in the same chassis had exactly the same cooler and it was already close to overheating (cpu temps 85-90°C).
Yet with apu +dgpu that have higher TDP lenovo decided to go with the same solution.
With intel not only you have much more choices but also the whole design is better.
On amd when you choose entry-level laptops then it's just pure garbage. To get good amd laptop then you have to aim for gaming ones(which have poor price/performance).