And the CPU comparison at CPUBOSS.com is inline with his findings. Both were fine at light gaming and the A10 is again, inline with the speed you can check out at CPUBOSS.
However his laptop was upgraded to the new SSD and it's quite another machine now. He uses it daily.
For me, HP is a no sale. Why? Read:
The main thing I want in this laptop is speed. Specifically I like writing music on my computer so something that can run FL studio smoothly would be good. I had an HP pavilion with i7 (dual core) and 6gb RAM previously, but it got stolen. I think the HP was good, but I'd prefer a little faster. I found one with an AMD A8 quad core/8gb ram and one with an AMD A10 quad core/12gb ram. I want to keep the price as low as possible, but also have something good. I'm wondering if the A10/12gb one is worth the extra $100 and will be a good amount better than the other. Here are some links:
A8 / 8gb RAM
AMD A10 / 12gb RAM