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Discussion in 'Computers' started by argedion, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog
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    I am in the market for a new Laptop. The one I have now is slowly dying on me. The DVD went out. It now has no sound (the ear jack is messed up) and its just getting old.

    I plan on staying with Hp and These are the two computers I'm stuck between. One is an AMD Quad Core Processor and the other is a 4th Generation Icore 5

    The AMD:
    HP ENVY 15z-j100 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) | HP® Official Store

    The Intell:
    HP ENVY 15t-j100 Select Edition Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) | HP® Official Store

    Both are essentially the same computer and I planned on ordering them the same both with 16gig of ram and both with the true hd display.

    So between these two which would you choose and why?

    Thanks
     

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  2. VoidedSaint

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    well, it seems that is going to come down to what processor you prefer most, intel or amd.

    I like AMD but intel has been more reliable for me than AMD
     
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    I've been burned (literally) by AMD in the past, and I've never had any problems with any of the intel computers I have had. Based on this, I would go with the Intel one.
     
  4. lunatic59

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    You have to look at the GPU as well. If you are sticking with stock, you might get a little better performance out of the AMD on-board graphics. The intel chips just don't seem to perform as well. Now, if you are going to upgrade the i5 model to NVIDIA chip, then that's a whole 'nother kettle of chickens. If you aren't going to be gaming, then I'd save the money on the GPU upgrades.

    EDIT: I just realized I didn't answer your question ... I don't know that I can. On one hand the AMD model is $120 less and I am a big fan of saving money. I like the stock GPU on that one a bit better even though you'd get better CPU performance from the i5. On the other hand, you'll get better CPU performance (and energy consumption) from the i5 ... and I am an Intel stockholder ... buy the Intel. ;)

    Seriously, I don't think you'd go wrong with either.
     

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