Which laptop to buy, AMD 3500U vs Intel I-5 8265U

Same laptops, Lenovo S340, a 15.6 lenovo with 256 SSD and 8 gigs of ram.

the Ryzen 5 version has a touch screen and IPS screen and is $420

the Intel I5 version has a non touch, TN screen which is HORRIBLE and is $420,

Which is the better computer overall for the price? Will the Ryzen 3500U be slower on day to day stuff than the intel 8265U? I have the Intel version right now and its super fast/snappy but I have a 14 day return policy and the TN screen SUCKS and no colors look how they are supposed to and the viewing angles are horrible!. If the prices are the same, $420 out the door after tax, which is the better deal? The Intel with TN non touch display or the AMD with an IPS touch screen? Also can someone explain to me even though the Ryzen 5 3500U compares more to an Intel I3 on benchmark scores, how is it a direct competitor or better(which some people are saying) to the intel 8265u if the intel is that much faster? or is the difference negligible?

Which laptop would you pick for $420 that will last 2-3ish years? Better proc with the i-5 but terrible screen and bad GPU or Worse proc but better IPS screen and better GPU with the AMD?

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Depends on the user.
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Both are SSDs and basically the same laptop but the AMD has a better screen and better GPU. Which would you go for?

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For me

I'm shopping other models. My work is pretty heavy so we get the usual i7 plus GPU, 16GB RAM, SSD and so on. That said for travel I use an old HP with an AMD A10, 8GB RAM and SSD. It's fine for travel, demos and such.

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It's a trade off

The I5 has more cpu muscle.
What's important to you?

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