Laptop with I3-5005U+R5 430M or I5-6200U+HD 520

ChillMan

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Hello, I just want to ask for your opinion on which laptop would be better for my everyday use and maybe some light gaming. The first laptop a HP 14-AM034TX has an i3-5005u (2ghz) and r5 430m gpu while the HP 14-AM059TU has an i5-6200u (2.3ghz) and hd 520 igpu. I plan on using it in my SPSS and maybe some old gen gaming like Hitman Blood Money, Red Alert 3, Star Wars Empire at War. Can you guys help?
 

jaguarskx

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Those are pretty old games so I don't think you will have any problems running them. Hitman will be the most demanding, but I don't know how good the performance will be. There are no benchmarks for the Radeon R5 M430, but Notebookcheck ranks it just a bit more powerful than the Intel HD 520, but that is only based on specs and nothing else. Once they run benchmarks (if they decide to do so), then it's rank could change.

However, I offer another suggestion, an Acer laptop with a Core i3-7200u that has the Intel HD 620 for $350. It has a 1080p screen and a 1TB hard drive with a backlit keyboard. It also has a pretty good battery life of about 7 hours based on actual average daily use (no games) based on user reviews. You may need to lower the resolution to play some light games based on actual performance. Lowering the resolution can make graphics look less sharp, but only a little bit in my opinion. I am thinking about buying it to replace a 5 year old Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 that I am now using as a secondary laptop. The Intel HD 620 is ranked above the Radeon R5 M430 with actual benchmarks linked below.

http://tinyurl.com/joqrx8j


Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz), 4GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, E5-575-33BM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW/ref=pd_sbs_147_7?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01K1IO3QW&pd_rd_r=2PYQXGDBVHR7C5V0YFAF&pd_rd_w=W3pZi&pd_rd_wg=aKy5H&psc=1&refRID=2PYQXGDBVHR7C5V0YFAF


The following Youtube channel has some recently upload gaming testing videos of the i3-7200u in a Dell Inspiron 15 5567 laptop with a 1366x768 screen.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7bXZAJpeOU9eTgo5ET8hA
 

jaguarskx

Champion
Moderator
Those are pretty old games so I don't think you will have any problems running them. Hitman will be the most demanding, but I don't know how good the performance will be. There are no benchmarks for the Radeon R5 M430, but Notebookcheck ranks it just a bit more powerful than the Intel HD 520, but that is only based on specs and nothing else. Once they run benchmarks (if they decide to do so), then it's rank could change.

However, I offer another suggestion, an Acer laptop with a Core i3-7200u that has the Intel HD 620 for $350. It has a 1080p screen and a 1TB hard drive with a backlit keyboard. It also has a pretty good battery life of about 7 hours based on actual average daily use (no games) based on user reviews. You may need to lower the resolution to play some light games based on actual performance. Lowering the resolution can make graphics look less sharp, but only a little bit in my opinion. I am thinking about buying it to replace a 5 year old Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 that I am now using as a secondary laptop. The Intel HD 620 is ranked above the Radeon R5 M430 with actual benchmarks linked below.

http://tinyurl.com/joqrx8j


Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz), 4GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, E5-575-33BM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW/ref=pd_sbs_147_7?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01K1IO3QW&pd_rd_r=2PYQXGDBVHR7C5V0YFAF&pd_rd_w=W3pZi&pd_rd_wg=aKy5H&psc=1&refRID=2PYQXGDBVHR7C5V0YFAF


The following Youtube channel has some recently upload gaming testing videos of the i3-7200u in a Dell Inspiron 15 5567 laptop with a 1366x768 screen.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7bXZAJpeOU9eTgo5ET8hA
 
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