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ASUS VivoBook F510QA Laptop: AMD A12-9720P, 15.6" 1080p, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD EXPIRED

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Walmart has ASUS VivoBook F510QA 15.6" Laptop for $269. Shipping is free, otherwise free store pickup is also available. Thanks Jimbo626

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  • AMD A12-9720P Quad Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 Display
  • 4GB DDR4 Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
    • USB 3.1 Type-C
    • USB 3.0
    • USB 2.0
    • HDMI
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 802.11 ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Windows 10 (S Mode)
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Was searching for a cheap laptop for my wife. I found this.. Looks pretty good to me. ASUS VivoBook F510QA 15.6" WideView FHD Laptop, AMD Quad Core A12-9720P, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD

https://www.walmart.com/ip/ASUS-V.../550193865
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I'll write one out now. General overview of current and recent generations. Naming conventions will cover most but there are oddballs, eg slower clocked variants or cut-down weirdos.

AMD: They offer CPUs and APUs which are CPUs with integrated graphics. Until recently, APUs were not great. All are cheaper than Intel equivalents but hotter and more power hungry.

APU lines in order - Sempron, Athlon, A-series. Within A-series, larger number meant more cores/more processing power.

CPUs - Athlon (yes, AMD is awful at naming.) FX. Maybe I missed something.

Now we're at current gen or close to it. Enter Ryzen.

Ryzen qryzzx .
q is market segment, so 7 is high power, 5 is solid performance, 3 is regular.
r is generation. 1 is first gen, 2 is second...
y, confusingly, is performance level. Wasn't that covered in q? Anyhow, 7&8 are high power, 4,5,6 are pretty powerful, etc.
zz is model. Lets them differentiate between similar chips, or re-release a chip with a little speed bump and give it a higher number (60 instead of 50.)
x is power suffix. At this point you should be hating AMD, because their naming conventions suck. Anyhow, they stick a letter here to say if the chip has XFR, or integrated graphics, or uses little battery. That's right! They use the same column to tell you if it has processing power, or graphics power, or electrical power. Or nothing, and they put no letter there. And there are three places for them to indicate processing power, but none of them provide any value except which market segment AMD thought would buy it.

Intel is so much easier but I'm busy loathing AMD. Essentially look at their processor number. Eg, 8700K. The 8 is eighth generation. The 700 series is i7, although they'll usually say straight out "i7-8700K."

It gets pretty straightforward. 8600? That's an i5. 8300? i3. Both eighth gen.

Incremental numbers? Those are related models with incrementally different performance. 8750? That's more powerful than an 8700. A lot more powerful? No. Incrementally.

Letter after the name? K means it's unlocked and fully overclockable, in the right motherboard. U means it's an ultralow power chip, will go easy on your battery.

So a 7700 will be a seventh gen i7 in the same performance slot as a newer 8700. It'll have less performance - look at benchmarks - and might lack some features. You know now that you might have to pick between an i5-6500 or an i3-8300. And a K suffix will be pointless in an entry-level motherboard, you can get the same performance from the non-K part. (8700 vs 8700k.) If you plan to overclock, get the 8700K. And so on...

There are other bits of info that you need to pull up on your own, eg if it has integrated graphics. The Intel Ark page will tell you.

EDIT: Gah! I hate AMD's naming. Intel's been bad before - Celerons, Pentiums, Atoms, all jumbled together. But right now Ryzen is a horror. AMD's got good hardware but you need a dictionary and a Rosetta stone.
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Yep. And then those people call me and complain they can't get their favorite "email" and I have to figure out they're stuck in S.

Then I delicately explain it's for their security because they bought $500 in iTunes cards when the IRS called them last year.

Then they tell me how Windows sucks and they should've got a Mac instead of the $300 Staples special, and then I get to take them out of S mode so they can play their solitaire game from 2009.

Then three months later I get to peek at some of the malware they downloaded because they wanted new emojis and...
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Wait... This has fhd and it gets a 4000 cpu benchmark score? It runs at 15w.... Wtf is everyone complaining about...
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That's a pretty decent deal. Processor is on the slower side, but the form factor is really nice.
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Is there some secret pattern to the processor names so I can estimate the relative performance, or at least age, from the name without having to Google every single time?
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There is almost no information on this model. The price is right though and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better for this kind of money. I would be tempted to get this for my daughter if I could only tell if it was IPS or not. If it's TN I cant spy on her from across the room because TN panels have bad off angle colors.
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Is there some secret pattern to the processor names so I can estimate the relative performance, or at least age, from the name without having to Google every single time?
There are some pattern to look for, but the best bet is keep this benchmark list [cpubenchmark.net] open in a tab and compare any processor with some of the processors that you already know. Or best, keep the bencmark scores in your memory as to what you desire.
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The a12 is pretty close to the i3 8300...
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15.6" FHD 1920x1080
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The a12 is pretty close to the i3 8300...
This is something like 40% slower than 8th gen i3 according to https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-8130U-vs-AMD-A12-9720P-APU-2016-MBR/m468020vsm308530
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I'm really a dummy on most things computer-related, but I have enough knowledge to know that this is a pretty good deal for what it is. Repped, OP.
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Anyone know whether this charges via usb-c?
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Though the price is right, with single-channel low-clocked RAM it is going to be really slow. I have a similar HP laptop that I snatched for around $130, it has A8-8600B with dual-channel ram and it is still kinda slow, hottish, not really good battery life dirty pleasure.
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This is something like 40% slower than 8th gen i3 according to https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...0vsm308530
Yeah a12s suck because of heat related throttling that's why AMD made incremental improvement in the ryzen series. At the time a10 a12s we're being sold I waited a but and opted for the i5 6100...
your right on the bench it is substantially lower than 8th gen.. mistakenly put 8 series should be 6th gen series.. in this case even with 1080p this should be closer to $200 than $300..
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Anyone know whether this charges via usb-c?
No, and at this price? Laptops triple the price of this are hard to find with USB-C charging.
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