The AMD A8 should get the edge here if it has dual channel memory.
But for a CPU the i5 beats the A8. Do not get confused about core count. The i5 does have hyperthreading so that is 4 threads running on both models of CPU.
For this round, i5 wins.
I've found two laptops that I'm interested in. Both laptops have the same specs with the exception being that laptop 1 has AMD A8 Quad-core, while laptop 2 has Intel i5 Dual-core. Another difference is that laptop 1 is £30 cheaper.
I've read online that quad-core is better than dual-core, however, I've also read that Intel processor is much better than AMD. So do I sacrifice a higher core for the sake of a lower better quality? And if so, is it worth paying the additional £30 for this?
I'm not brilliant when it comes to laptops but I do try and research before I buy.
I would like to take into consideration battery life as well, and I'm not quite sure how these processors would affect that.
Any advice would be appreciated.