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Windows 7: Which is best laptop?

29 Aug 2014   #1

Which is best laptop?

A friend asked me what laptop to get for web browsing and light Multi-tasking. I suggested at least a Core i3 because I had been trying them before settling on an i5 I found at same budget price. I also recommended using Best Buy's 15 day trial period with full refund if it doesn't shake out. I went through 5 over 2 years before settling on mine, finding deal killers like loose charger plug that might go unnoticed without a trial period. Hey, if Best Buy offers this then why not use it? Their prices are right

He replies that he found two:

First is 15.6" L55-b5267 $349.99
4th Gen intel core i3-4025u
6gb memory and 750 gb hard drive
widows 8.1
ports 1 usb3.0 and 2 usb2.0 ,. 1 hdmi,1 Ethernet
Bluetooth Wireless N

2nd is 17.3" c75d-b7260 $469.99
amd a6-6310 processor
8gb memory and 750gb hard drive
ports usb3.0and 2.0
amd radeon r4 video hardware
I lean toward a 17" if its not thatmuch heavier as I'd appreciate the larger screen, but have no experience with AMD so thought I'd ask others' opinions which also helped me.

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29 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I'm not too good at comparing Intel vs AMD to be honest but but maybe this will help?
AMD A6-6310 vs Intel Core i3-4025U

I tend to stick with Intel due to lack of AMD knowledge
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29 Aug 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I own a couple of AMDs - they are OK. A 17" I would only buy for stationary use. But either one would do his jobs.
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29 Aug 2014   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I'd shop Newegg first
Check out all of the goodies there and compare the stat's to what BB had,
Don't settle for what they have too limited,
I also wouldn't worry about the screen size I find a 1280x800 screen more than enough real-estate = 15+" diagonal
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29 Aug 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Mike, I actually never saw a better deal on laptops than from BestBuy or some other brick and mortar stores in the Sunday paper. I don't think laptops are Newegg focus items. Plus they don't provide the 2 week trial period and have become more hard headed recently if you want to return something. With one item I had to go directly to the manufacturer to get it replaced.
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29 Aug 2014   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Your right but it's a good place to compare models stat's... with what BB has in stock,
Newegg has some interesting products Asus and Acer to be specific
But yea trials are out
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29 Aug 2014   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

All I have is Intel,
I would be surprised if there was a difference in dual boot with either,
Manufactures wise :/
I've had some luck with Acer so as long as the spec's are good I wouldn't expect the junkware to be any different
But 17" is a bit less portable but that also is a personal preference like manufactures,
Most are assembled in china anyway
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29 Aug 2014   #8

Win 7 home perm. 64 bit
Go for the Intel

I've worked with both AMD & Intel CPU's and for watching videos Intel is a better CPU. I'd prefer a 17" screen but since it has the AMD CPU that makes me choose the Intel machine. That's just my personal opinion.
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