is Lenovo G505s good for ubuntu studio

nmakes

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I live in India and I want to do music mixing and video editing (kind of light movie making). Is the Lenovo G505s good for running ubuntu studio 13.10?

LINK: http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-essential-g505s-59-380146-laptop-apu-quad-core-a10-8gb-1tb-dos-2-5gb-graph/p/itmdm79dbkjzewwk?pid=COMDM799ZGJTXAVT&ref=28e89b1e-90ef-4c77-8b4a-574bba8fdc76

AMD 5750M;
integrated HD 8650m 512 MB and dedicated 2GB Sunpro HD 8570 graphics;
8GB RAM (upto 16GB DDR3, 2 slots);
1TB 5400 rpm HDD;
Dolby stereo speakers;

40K INR budget...
 

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ok, i am sure you know it but the mobile cpus just don't compare with the desktop ones when it comes to performance. unless you want a laptop, i'd suggest a desktop.
 

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Ya.. I forgot to tell that! I am planning to buy a laptop for mobile development purposes. Can you suggest a better laptop (not more than 40k) which is there on www.flipkart.com ?
Cuz I believe, this one should be a flagship AMD APU (with crossfire) laptop. Anything above 40K rupees, I don't think, would be good for running linux.
 

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couple of things:
1. My office pc costs more than two lakhs, and it runs ubuntu. and there are 2 thousand of them here. so, above forty no linux need not be the case.
2. your requirements point at hyper-threading and that means a high end computer. so forty k kind of limits your choices

lastly, i am familiar with intel based pcs but am not so much with AMD ones.
 

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That's one of the best laptops available at around 40k. For high-end rendering performance, of course, you have to spend more for i7 4***QM. Moreover, the AMD APUs offer a balanced CPU+GPU Configuration. It'd not be a wise decision to buy a strong Intel CPU without discrete Graphics card. Intel Integrated Graphics are good for nothing, really. So, go ahead if you want something VFM. If you're willing to spend more, I can suggest better.
 

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hmm... Well, this one I'm planning to get just for linux tweaking and working with the linux environment during my next 5 years in college. I'll make a high end desktop when broadwell comes out. So, that'll be like DDR4 + Broadwell... :)
 

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The thing I would like to highlight is this. Through my experience, I have realized that a laptop is a poor choice for personal purposes. It is not value for money. Portability is not paramount for residential purposes.

Also, ivy bridge is available and is cheaper compared to haswell. May I recommend a build in that? You can get a decent build there.

 

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Well by the time, I'll be making that build, ivy bridge would have become pretty old. The basic aim is to sustain for the next 4-5 years (For my college time). So for that, I'll have to get a DDR4 (since, it is coming out this year, I thought I should get it for lesser power consumption and future proofing). I believe the broadwell + DDR4 config would consume much lesser power and deliver much better performance than any configuration availible with ivy bridge.

The laptop I was asking for was just for dedicated linux learning purposes.. :)
 
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