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how does this AMD processor hold up? Looks like an interesting deal, just wish it was 8 GB RAM
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how does this AMD processor hold up? Looks like an interesting deal, just wish it was 8 GB RAM
This processor is better than the Intel Core i5-4202Y for reference.
It is a low power processor and can do basic tasks quite well but if you are expecting to decode video or play AAA titles this is a no go.

All in all its a good processor for daily tasks (Email/Word Docs/Youtube and things of that nature.).

It can play Minecraft if that's something you're interested in. My biggest issue is the 1TB HDD if it had even an SSHD this would be much better.
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This processor is better than the Intel Core i5-4202Y for reference.
It is a low power processor and can do basic tasks quite well but if you are expecting to decode video or play AAA titles this is a no go.

All in all its a good processor for daily tasks (Email/Word Docs/Youtube and things of that nature.).

It can play Minecraft if that's something you're interested in. My biggest issue is the 1TB HDD if it had even an SSHD this would be much better.
Thanks! I'm looking for a basic task laptop for my parents so nothing super intensive, but still want something that will run well for browsing the web and all that
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This processor is better than the Intel Core i5-4202Y for reference.
well that's a random comparison.


the latest i3 laptop cpu from intel is the i3-7100u. they have about the same single core score on passmark, but the i3 destroys this amd part multitasking, as well as in browser benchmarks like sunspider, octane, and jetstream. you know, stuff people actually use. this really seems like amd dumped a bunch of processors to clear out their warehouses for their new ryzen based mobile parts (which appear to be very competitive).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mob...436.0.html

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/comp...cmp[]=3059


on notebookcheck's big list the i3 comes in at #267 while this A9 comes in at #406 (oh, there's the 4202Y checking in at #407). of course, since the A9 has a configurable TDP, it's also YMMV because this computer's TDP may be lower than what notebookcheck tested, or maybe higher, who knows?!?
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well that's a random comparison.


the latest i3 laptop cpu from intel is the i3-7100u. they have about the same single core score on passmark, but the i3 destroys this amd part multitasking, as well as in browser benchmarks like sunspider, octane, and jetstream. you know, stuff people actually use. this really seems like amd dumped a bunch of processors to clear out their warehouses for their new ryzen based mobile parts (which appear to be very competitive).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mob...436.0.html

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/comp...cmp[]=3059


on notebookcheck's big list the i3 comes in at #267 while this A9 comes in at #406 (oh, there's the 4202Y checking in at #407). of course, since the A9 has a configurable TDP, it's also YMMV because this computer's TDP may be lower than what notebookcheck tested, or maybe higher, who knows?!?
I just chose a random CPU in the same range that had intel naming. Since this is a low voltage CPU I knew the y series CPUs would be as well. Your choice in CPU is much better than the one I chose to compare it to. I just got lazy and had the 4202y at home and thought about it. Haha
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Shows as 260 when I add to cart. No chat or phone customer service open. Should I order now and fix later?
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Shows as 260 when I add to cart. No chat or phone customer service open. Should I order now and fix later?

Ad clearly shows $239.99 I'd call in and place the order by phone. they'll be open about 10AM ET.

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Ad clearly shows $239.99 I'd call in and place the order by phone. they'll be open about 10AM ET.

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OK so i called and they emailed me 4 separate coupons for my 4 separate orders and placed the coupons manually while on the phone with them. Michelle from customer service says it was a "misprint." i also went through retailmenot for 15 cash back on each order over 75. no idea if that will come through. but hey you never know.Applause
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OK so i called and they emailed me 4 separate coupons for my 4 separate orders and placed the coupons manually while on the phone with them. Michelle from customer service says it was a "misprint." i also went through retailmenot for 15 cash back on each order over 75. no idea if that will come through. but hey you never know.https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...2/applause.gif
The support chat is also an option, they were able to give me the correct discount once I placed my order. Took care of it in less than 5 minutes!
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