Hey Guys, I'm looking to buy a laptop for school and I'm between the Hp Pavilion G42t and the Hp Pavilion dm3. But I don't think the dm3's processor is strong enough, it has this processor and graphics:
AMD Athlon(TM) II Neo Processor K125 (1.7GHz, 1M L2 cache) +ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4225 Graphics
But the G42t comes with the P6000 processor, or for an additional $50 you can get the Core I3 processor, so my question is, is it worth the extra $50?
The i3 would definitely be worth it over the pentium, but all of those systems have integrated graphics so you are going to have to turn settings down to the bare minimum for gaming. The AMD one has slightly better graphics but the i3 will be faster for most tasks.
Since you didnt list the price range its hard to know if there are better systems out there for the price. The difference in performance between the Intel IGP and the AMD IGP isnt going to be huge, both of them are going to be pretty bad at gaming so im not sure if it makes a difference. I would go for the i3 for better overall performance in day to day tasks.