Ultra low budget school/work notebook, E-450 or Pentium B980?

miki117

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Hi!

Would a notebook with an E-450 be sufficient for everyday use like web surfing, streaming, video playback, MS office, mobile storage and stuff? Also add in some database and programming stuff for school.

Is it sufficient or should I go with the B980? They're basically priced the same here, with the same specs. Just the processors differ. I'm leaning towards the E-450 since it provides longer battery life and has decent graphical performance (I hate UI lag), but kinda skeptical how its 1.65 GHz would perform. Research just made me confused.

PS. what got me leaning to E-450 is a video from AMD found here, and positive feedbacks I've found in the internet.

PSS. Sorry if this is the wrong section, don't know where to put this.
 

jaguarskx

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The E-450 is based on AMD's Bobcat CPU architecture which are basically low power consumption CPUs but with low performance as well. They are much less powerful than AMD's laptop APUs. They were considered underpowered even when newly released.

The Pentium B980 is based on the Sandy Bridge CPU designed for laptops. It is not as powerful as a Sandy Bridge generation Core i3 CPU, but it still has pretty decent performance especially when you take price into consideration. A laptop with the B980 will respond better than a laptop with the E-450.

The integrated GPU in both the E-450 and B980 are actually pretty close in performance... meaning they both suck. The following link shows that the Radeon HD 6320 in the E-450 is ranked #477 while the Intel HD (Sandy Bridge) is ranked #469.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html?type=&sort=&deskornote=0&or=0&search=&month=&benchmark_values=&gpubenchmarks=0&professional=0&archive=1&dx=0&multiplegpus=0&showClassDescription=0&itemselect_2679=2679&itemselect_2618=2618&condensed=0&showCount=0&showBars=0&showPercent=0&gameselect%5B%5D=305&gameselect%5B%5D=303&gameselect%5B%5D=301&gameselect%5B%5D=299&gameselect%5B%5D=297&gameselect%5B%5D=295&gameselect%5B%5D=293&gameselect%5B%5D=290&gameselect%5B%5D=279&gameselect%5B%5D=277&gameselect%5B%5D=273&gameselect%5B%5D=268&gameselect%5B%5D=265&gameselect%5B%5D=263&gameselect%5B%5D=257&gameselect%5B%5D=251&gameselect%5B%5D=249&gameselect%5B%5D=225&gameselect%5B%5D=223&gameselect%5B%5D=217&gameselect%5B%5D=214&gameselect%5B%5D=212&gameselect%5B%5D=208&gameselect%5B%5D=204&gameselect%5B%5D=193&gameselect%5B%5D=188&gameselect%5B%5D=162&gameselect%5B%5D=160&gameselect%5B%5D=142&gameselect%5B%5D=112&gpu_fullname=1&codename=0&architecture=0&pixelshaders=0&vertexshaders=0&corespeed=0&shaderspeed=0&boostspeed=0&memoryspeed=0&memorybus=0&directx=0&technology=0&daysold=0
 

miki117

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Didn't really think that the GPU performance gap would be that minimal lol! My max budget is the cheapest one that can do simple everyday tasks. I'm planning to buy an HD8750 for my desktop at the same time, so this one is strictly for school/office work and some multimedia. :D B980 definitely wins on performance but would E-450 still deliver basic tasks sufficiently? Like for an average joe using both laptops, would he/she notice a performance difference especially on multitasking?
 
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