06-12-2016 03:44 PM
So, I recently purchased a Laptop from Bestbuy Friday and my brother purchased one today from Walmart.
My Laptop specifications:
Dell Inspiron 15.6"
Intel i7 Dual Core
1TB Hard Drive
My brother'so Laptop specifications:
AMD Quad Core A8
500 Hard Drive
Mine has Intel Integrated Graphics 520. Not sure what graphics card my brother's has.
Anyway, I would have thought mine was the better laptop considering it was $500 more, but now I'm reading that AMD Quad is better than i7 Core.
It's not making sense to me. Which of these 2 laptops is ACTUALLY more powerful?
06-12-2016 09:21 PM
Well the Dual Core i7 processors use an ultra low voltage method for better battery life and there still are features on that processor to allow it to function just as well.
AMD processors tend to list their processor speeds and performance to a slight exaggeration (to an extent) and may not be truly comparable.
Keep in mind, the touch screen may likely increase the price along with other aspects of the unit.
06-13-2016 07:51 AM
To compare processors we would need to know either which model processor or the model numbers of both computers.
Twice the RAM and twice the HDD can account for much of hte price difference.
Whatever you read was probably someones bias. There are a lot of processors out there and it isn't apple to apples.
On a very rough basis. Based on Passmarks CPU Benchmark
Of the top 542 processors
86 of them are AMD
25 of them are i3
82 of them are i5
132 of them are i7
211 of them are Xeon
4 of them are Core2 Extream
1 is hte Core2 Quad
and 1 of them is hte Pentium Q9650 (old processor at the bottom of the list)
Many will agree that right now the Xeon are the super powers
When you filter out the Xeon processors the top 18 are i7 then the AMD 8 core and the AMD Opteron.
Any way long description. If you would post the model numbers for both computers I would be will someone could justify why your Dell cost more than your brothers HP.
Both Dell and HP make outstanding products, but like buying a car, my Prius may be simliar in size to a Porsch and cost a lot less but performanc is different under the hood.
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