Customize laptop with AMD processor

maoliva

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Hi, what's happened with AMD PRO A12-9830B processor? Any OEM has built a device with it? How can I customize a laptop to work with it? I have spends many hours looking for a AMD-processors laptop to development and minor gaming requirements, but most that I can find don't answers to my needs. I looking for a laptop with next specs: Recent high-end AMD quad-core, without dedicated graphics, 15 inch of screen-size and higher than 1366x768 screen-resolution, without Windows (I use Linux). It's must be a budget laptop.
 

jaguarskx

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If that is price converted to USD, then I should warn you that is way over priced. The A12-9800B is not a very powerful APU, at best it is equal to maybe a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 CPU. Newer generation Core i3 CPUs are able to more efficiently execute instructions better than older generation Core i3 CPUs, but the clock speed increases as well. The Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) integrated graphics core is a little more powerful than a nVidia 930m GPU and definitely less than a nVidia 940m GPU both of which are budget oriented dedicated GPUs.

For less than $900 USD, and in some cases below $800 USD when on sale, you can buy a laptop with a quad core i5-7300HQ and a nVidia GTX 1050 Ti dedicated GPU. The nVidia GTX 1050 Ti is basically equal to the previous generation GTX 970m and it will definitely crush the 930m and 940m with it's performance.

Granted, you may live in a country where high import fee / tariffs causes electronics to be expensive (like Australia for instance) when converting your local currency into US dollars, but I suspect you will find a laptop with an Intel CPU and nVidia GPU that sells for the same price (or less) and provide better performance.
 

jaslion

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Amd's new ryzen based apu's are just starting to go into laptops. If you need a laptop now just get an intel based one since the a12 is just an old fx based apu that gets destroyed by even a cheap low en i3.
 

maoliva

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Thanks to all, I have edited my answer adding "budget". It's the main reason why I need "customizable" laptop. I have pick up this configuration from HP Store, starting with $1446 ending on $1013.04. Check it please:
EliteBook 755 G4 with:
-- AMD PRO A12-9800B (2.7 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 MB cache, 4 core) + AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics (W5Q99AV),
-- FreeDOS (- $226.00),
-- 15.6" diagonal FHD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LED SVA enabled for Webcam slim,
-- 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR4 1866,
-- 500 GB 7200RPM SATA-3,
-- Dual Point spill-resistant Keyboard,
-- Intel 7265 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 Non vPro +Bluetooth 4.2,
-- Integrated Fingerprint Reader, (it's not important to me)
-- 3 Cell 51 WHr Long Life,
-- Destination Country Kit Localization,
-- 3/3/0 limited warranty and Elite Services Information Card.

I believe that it could be lower if was posible for costumers put aside some choices like Destination Country Kit Localization and Warranty (This is impossible from my country) and CD-DVD unit. I'm looking for some configuration like this. May be would be nice add a primary-SSD storage device and better battery.
 

jaslion

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Thats terrible value for the price. For that price you can have a full on gaming laptop that destroys this thing beyond belief.
Why does it need to be an amd cpu?

For 1000 you can have a i5 7300hq + gtx 1050ti + 8/16 gb of ram and a small ssd.
 

jaguarskx

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If that is price converted to USD, then I should warn you that is way over priced. The A12-9800B is not a very powerful APU, at best it is equal to maybe a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 CPU. Newer generation Core i3 CPUs are able to more efficiently execute instructions better than older generation Core i3 CPUs, but the clock speed increases as well. The Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) integrated graphics core is a little more powerful than a nVidia 930m GPU and definitely less than a nVidia 940m GPU both of which are budget oriented dedicated GPUs.

For less than $900 USD, and in some cases below $800 USD when on sale, you can buy a laptop with a quad core i5-7300HQ and a nVidia GTX 1050 Ti dedicated GPU. The nVidia GTX 1050 Ti is basically equal to the previous generation GTX 970m and it will definitely crush the 930m and 940m with it's performance.

Granted, you may live in a country where high import fee / tariffs causes electronics to be expensive (like Australia for instance) when converting your local currency into US dollars, but I suspect you will find a laptop with an Intel CPU and nVidia GPU that sells for the same price (or less) and provide better performance.
 
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