hp 15-g014dx good budget laptop?

Kevm326

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hey guys im looking for a budget laptop to run csgo at least on low settings. im looking at HP TouchSmart 15-g014dx 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop.
CPU:
AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Accelerated Processor
4GB DDR3L SDRAM
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
GPU:
radeon r5 m230 integrated graphics

i want to know for sure what my laptops capable of running before i go and buy one.
 

jaguarskx

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Can you provide a link to the laptop? I pretty sure the information about the integrated graphics is wrong.

The A8-6410 APU has an integrated Radeon R5 (Beema) graphics core. It is "Beema" because the A8-6410 APU is based on the Beema architecture. It is roughly similar to an Intel HD 4200 graphics core which is okay, but you can probably get something better by spending a little more money. Below is the spec sheet for the HP 15-g014dx and it only listed the Radeon R5.

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04477532

The Radeon R5 m230 is actually a dedicated graphics chip. It is not integrated in to any AMD APU.

To add to the confusion, there is the Radeon R5 (Kaveri) integrated graphics core which are integrated into AMD APUs based on the Kaveri architecture. These "Kaveri" AMD APUs are generally more powerful than "Beema" AMD APUs. The Radeon R5 (Kaveri) is pretty close to the performance of the Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics which is much better than Intel HD 4200, but is still considered relatively weak compared to a dedicated graphics chip.

EDIT:

It would be helpful if you can provide a budget and is a touchscreen necessary? It adds to the cost of the laptop.
 

jaguarskx

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Can you provide a link to the laptop? I pretty sure the information about the integrated graphics is wrong.

The A8-6410 APU has an integrated Radeon R5 (Beema) graphics core. It is "Beema" because the A8-6410 APU is based on the Beema architecture. It is roughly similar to an Intel HD 4200 graphics core which is okay, but you can probably get something better by spending a little more money. Below is the spec sheet for the HP 15-g014dx and it only listed the Radeon R5.

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04477532

The Radeon R5 m230 is actually a dedicated graphics chip. It is not integrated in to any AMD APU.

To add to the confusion, there is the Radeon R5 (Kaveri) integrated graphics core which are integrated into AMD APUs based on the Kaveri architecture. These "Kaveri" AMD APUs are generally more powerful than "Beema" AMD APUs. The Radeon R5 (Kaveri) is pretty close to the performance of the Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics which is much better than Intel HD 4200, but is still considered relatively weak compared to a dedicated graphics chip.

EDIT:

It would be helpful if you can provide a budget and is a touchscreen necessary? It adds to the cost of the laptop.
 

Kevm326

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first here's the link i was looking at. https://laptopninja.io/finding-the-best-gaming-laptops-under-500-dollars/ (second one down)
the budget im looking at is $500-700. and no touchscreen is not necessary. thx for your help!!
 

jaguarskx

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I recommend you consider the Acer Aspire V3-572G-54S6 for $580. It is the least expensive laptop that I know of with a dedicated graphics chip; the nVidia GT 840m. It is a mainstream graphics chip that is much more powerful than the Radeon R5 or Intel HD 4600 integrated graphic cores. The dual core i5-4210u is more powerful than the quad core A8-6410; there is no contest.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314535

 
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