Need help choosing a laptop that I found that are in my price range.

joimaiveer

Commendable
Aug 22, 2016
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Which laptop would be the best option to choose? If there is a better option out there let me know!

Price range: $250 - $400


http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/300-series/310-15-inch-amd/?sb=:000001C9:00019CAB:#tab-currentmodels


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5579395.p?skuId=5579395


or this laptop I build from hp $339 -
(added this -----> 8GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 8GB)
1TB 5400 rpm SATA
Windows 10 Home 64
(added this -----> AMD Quad-Core A6-7310 APU (2 GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache) + AMD Radeon™ R4 Graphics
802.11b/g/n (1x1)
15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
 

GreyCatz

Admirable


I'm not going to comment on the technical details of AMD APUs, but if you do a quick search on Tom's and elsewhere you'll come across a host of users reporting very slow performance with A9 up to A12. This includes Lenovo's 300-series. Applications will either run frustratingly slowly or multi-tasking is reduced significantly.

No real explanation is available, whether from users or AMD. Technically, the laptop still works, which means that it's difficult to convince the manufacturer or the retailer that your device is 'faulty'.

From what I've read it seems that if you happen to be quite tech-savvy, you can adjust and tweak the APU package to remedy some of this. But if you're a regular PC user/consumer, this will be a very risky undertaking.

Best of luck,
GreyCatz.
 

joimaiveer

Commendable
Aug 22, 2016
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Thank you the information!
 
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