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Trying to decide between 2 laptops, any input

inforfun 180 64 November 27, 2015 at 05:53 AM
ASUS F554LA-NH51 15.6" Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Laptop $349 ( dual core intel i5) 2.2ghz

ASUS X550ZA-WH11(WX) 15.6" Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Laptop $399 (quad core AMD A10)2.5ghz

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Links are helpful so we can get the exact processor model. Personally I would much rather have an intel processor than an AMD especially in the mobile market. They tend to be faster and use less power.
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I'd probably get the $400 one
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I'd probably get the $400 one
Thanks, the only thing stopping me is the AMD processor, other than that it seems to be better all round, Is there that much of a difference between Intel and AMD at such a low price point
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Thanks, the only thing stopping me is the AMD processor, other than that it seems to be better all round, Is there that much of a difference between Intel and AMD at such a low price point
For low end laptop, it's all about CPU power (and RAM too). I don't know whether it changes lately but for a few years, AMD CPU core and the clock rate is about half of Intel CPU core. Not literally straightforward, but Intel CPU is better both price and performance.

For high end laptop, Intel CPU dominates, no debate so the talk shifts toward GPU, which you can see very much same spec across many model. Only difference is GPU thus the difference in price.

Back to your case: the deal breaker is RAM. Windows 10 and junkware can easily eat up 4GB RAM so it's a no go unless you want to switch to Linux based OS. IMO 8GB is minimum for any laptop at this time. So we didn't have to arrive at the CPU talk.
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In the long run the Intel will run cooler, perform better (faster) than the AMD (maybe not by much though). Literally the only reason I'd buy the AMD would be if you want to do some gaming on it. Lite gaming. The AMD A series has far superior on chip graphics than intel. You could easily play League of Legends on it.

If you're not doing any gaming, get the intel.

The AMD machine is $50 more for 4GB more RAM, 500GB more HD space, and a Quad core vs the intel dual core.

Actually, after comparing CPU's. I'd easily go for the AMD machine at $50 more.
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Cor...-A10-7400P
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the difference in the processors is going to be very minimal... you probably won't notice much of a difference if at all. I'd get the $400 one
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Thanks so much for the help
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