A6-4400M vs. i3-3120M

kraizyswan

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Hi, I'm looking to purchase a new laptop for daily use.. facebook, youtube, netflix, etc.. absolutely NO gaming use, but i do upload some rather large pictures / videos from a HD camera..

Browsing BestBuy's website, I found a Samsung [NP365E5C-S03US] with AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics.. 500GB Serial ATA II hard drive (5400 rpm)

I also found an Asus [X501A-SI30302Q] with Intel Core i3-3120M Processor and UMA graphics.. 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)

both have 4GB DDR3 memory.. both are under $400...

i'm just curious which one is better, processor-wise, and graphics-wise.. thanks in advance for your help! :)
 

atomicWAR

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cpu wise the intel...gpu wise the amd....best total use of silicon again AMD

unless youhave a reason for needing that gpu power the intel system is better.
 

kraizyswan

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okay thank you.. also, just curious, what is UMA graphics? i'm not familiar and obviously not very tech-savy these days.. I know the Radeon is much better, but will I even notice a difference if i'm not gaming? The only thing I really would need graphics for is editing some HD video.. otherwise, I'm much more concerned about the computers overall speed...
 

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For everyday tasks and overall speed the Intel unit will be much faster. Also, I personally prefer Asus over Samsung when it comes to computers.
 

atomicWAR

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+ 1 for asus
 

kraizyswan

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Alright, I just came across another Asus [K55N-DS81] with AMD A8-4500M Processor with ATI HD 7640G graphics (vs. the other Asus with i3-3120M and UMA graphics).... which one of those is better/faster?
 

kraizyswan

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so should i just assume i3 is always superior to AMD? (for my needs anyway)..

haha okay, i keep finding more... i just found a Toshiba Satellite [L855-S5113] with i3-3120M Processor & 640GB Serial ATA hard drive.. i think i like this one best so far...
 

kraizyswan

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my last laptop was a toshiba and the battery crapped out on me after a couple years, and i ended up breaking it.. which is why i'm in the market for a new laptop...
 

kraizyswan

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so this Toshiba i'm looking at [L855-S5113] has "Mobile Intel HD" graphics.... what the heck does that mean??? is it garbage? or again, would i not even know the difference since i'm not gaming?
 

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