I’m looking to spend not much more than 500$ on a laptop. I want to use it for social media, Streaming videos, music, taxes, rollercoaster tycoon and web browsing. Would Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6" A10-9600P / 12GB RAM / 1TB HD / AMD Radeon R5 Graphics / Windows 10 Laptop (80ST005UUS) be a good option for me?
Is the graphics card any good? How does it compare to laptops running intel?
Was also considering Acer Aspire E 15.6” (intel core i3-7100u/1tb hdd/8gb ram/win 10)
The AMD A10-9600P and the Intel i3-7100u are more or less similar in both processor performance and integrated graphics performance.
You can buy the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM at Amazon for $349. It only has 4GB of RAM so you need to purchase and install a stick of 4GB DDR4 RAM to get a total of 8GB for another $45 bringing the total to $394.
Not sure if that breaks the bank, but it’s pretty good, user won’t be using more than 500 gigs for web browsing and a game or two. And it’s at SSD speeds vs traditional hdd speeds. And just better overall specs.