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Music Production: Toshiba AMD A6 vs ASUS Intel i7

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February 8, 2014 6:10:12 PM

Hey guys!

I've checked a lot of forums and still can't find what best suites for me. Graphics aren't that important. Now, which is better for music production? What are the pros and cons?:

http://www.toshiba.eu/laptops/satellite/satellite-m50-a...

SATELLITE M50D-A-10Q


Windows 8.1 64-bit (pre-installed)
AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor
Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting
1 TB
Smart silver brushed aluminium finish, black keyboard
8,192 (4,096 + 4,096) MB
DDR3 RAM (1,333 MHz)
AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 8400 Graphics
maximum life : up to 5h30min (Mobile Mark™ 2012)

http://www.mbit.pt/catalogo/detalhes.php?id=154591&cat=...

ASUS - F552CL-SX063H

- Intel® Core™ i7-3537U
- 4GB RAM DDR3 1600 Mhz
- HDD 500GB
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT710M
- Ecra 15.6" LED HD
- Windows 8
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February 9, 2014 3:06:45 AM

In terms of performance, the ASUS kills the Toshiba. In terms of battery, the ASUS kills the Toshiba. Satellites have crap keyboards with lots of flex. The ASUS will be better. It may have less RAM, but what it does have is faster. The HDD may be smaller as well, but it's important to remember that RAM and HDD are quite easy to upgrade; with GPU and CPU it's a lot harder, in that the GPU cannot be upgraded and the CPU is likely to be impossible. Go for the ASUS.
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