I want to buy a laptop mainly for programming. I will also like to watch videos and browse smoothly and play games (like cs and not so high end games).
So here are the laptops I am trying to compare:
1. HP EliteBook 2570p
Intel i7 3520M 2,9GHz (up to 3.6), 4MB Cache
Intel HD Graphics 4000
2. HP EliteBook 820 G2
Intel i5 5200u 2.2GHz (up to 2.7) 3MB Cache
Intel HD Graphics 5500
I can upgrade the RAM and the HDD to an SSD, all it matters is which CPU is better and is the HD Graphics 5500 (i5) going to keep up good with the full hd resolution?
Honestly neither one. If I had to choose between those two, I would get at least the 5200U with the 1080P display, you definitely do not want 768P in this day and age. If you can the 7200U or better would be ideal for your needs.