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buying a laptop

by BirtSingh / November 18, 2013 11:34 PM PST

hi all, i just wanted your opinions on a laptop i'm looking at basically for school and casual mmorpg gaming. It needs to be a laptop because i'll be traveling alot ect.

heres the specs and a link below

HP 15-E028US AMD Dual-Core A6-5350M 4GB 750GB 15.6" Laptop
AMD A6-5350M Processor (2.9GHz)
4 GBram
750GB 5400RPM hard drive
AMD Radeon HD 8450G graphics
15.6" Screen/Webcam/Wifi/HDMI/USB 3.0/DVDRW/Win 8
HP cooling tech preventing overheating


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Don't do it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2013 11:54 PM PST
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At the office we did look at the AMD A4 and A6 and I would never consider such for any gamer. It's just too low on the list.

Look for an AMD A10 and it can be cheap. The office snapped up one on for 405 US bucks. That's less than what you are looking at. Those deals come and go so here's the one they snagged.

My son has the AMD A8 machine and it games OK but the AMD A10 wins this round for budget gaming.

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by BirtSingh / November 19, 2013 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Don't do it.

ok thanks for the advice, so should i get a laptop with with a10 processor or should i get the same laptop but the a10 processor separately? im pretty noob when it comes to these things Silly

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Given how few can change a laptop CPU
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 12:45 AM PST
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by BirtSingh / November 19, 2013 12:51 AM PST

yea im looking at the laptops in the links and i have 1 more question lol please bare with me, i was told the higher the ghz thingy is the faster and better the processor is, the laptop i was looking at had 2.9 ghz and the other have less. please explain how these things work lol and thank you once again Happy

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Ahh, the old GHz myth.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 5:46 AM PST
In reply to: alright

Sorry but I'm going to send you a link.

There's more going on with the AMD A-series than raw CPU speed and cores. For games for the dollar it delivers more because of the APU (sorry but that's what they call the combo CPU+GPU."

Notebookcheck writes "The PCMark and PCMark 7 results of our test model show that the A10-4600M can hold its own with high-end notebooks."

But don't let me sell you this. I'm not a salesman but I would not go near the A6 given what you are asking for.

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by BirtSingh / November 19, 2013 6:05 AM PST
In reply to: Ahh, the old GHz myth.

ok lol that was alot to take in but i think i grasped the concept a bit better or completely misunderstood it xD. so lets say a game requires 2.8 ghz with a dual core which is the A6, even tho the A10 has a lower clock thingy which is 2.3 can still run it because of the quad core stuff? lol

think you already convinced me but im still trying to learn so i wont have to keep asking so much questions haha

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For now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 6:10 AM PST
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I'm a bit lucky as the office has the Tosh AMD A10 for me to borrow, my son has that Asus albeit with the second memory stick (which does boost it's speed over all) and the problem as I see it is that after that there's a vacuum space from there to what I'd want to get next. And lucky me, the office refreshed my laptop with a really nice Lenovo y510p which I selected after reading CNET's best Window 8 gaming laptops and then checking out what newer models came out. But that's hundreds more.

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by BirtSingh / November 19, 2013 6:19 AM PST
In reply to: For now.

yep well i'll be on the lookout for the A10, im the type that would wait months or even a year for a price to drop lol, thanks for all the info, you've been most helpfull. ^^

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buying a laptop
by Claus32 / December 21, 2013 9:03 PM PST
In reply to: buying a laptop

I dealt with similar situation, helpful thread

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