How about battery life . Which is better ?
I have an Asus N53Jf and the battery life is around 3H (using the Intel HD, that is). When playing videos on the go (battery) it's usually around 120 minutes (720p is 120mins, 1080p is like 90mins) since I use shader effects, post processing and all.
I'd say the A8 crushes those numbers, since my lil' sister's lappy (Athlon II 2.2Ghz + 4250) plays 1080 content on battery with 140mins and time to spare (with some filters off, though). I'm taking my bet stating that the A8 should be around 4H on video playback on battery alone. That's assuming a 48Wh battery, off course.