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August 24, 2012 4:53:30 AM

out of these 3 which would you buy?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-ser...

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-ser...

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/toshiba-toshiba-sat...


its mostly for school suff, some programming, some movies, thats really it


or would you recommend another laptop?

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August 24, 2012 5:13:29 AM

If you can, would go with the i5. Excellent bang for the buck.
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August 24, 2012 5:14:13 AM

i5 > i3 > A6 as far as pure processing power is concerned.

The integrated graphics of the A6 is better than either the i5 or i3, though, should you ever want to game any. There's a bit of a caveat there, too, though, since the A6 is a relatively weak and slow CPU, in general, and wouldn't be that great for gaming in and of itself.
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August 24, 2012 5:34:09 AM

I would go with the I3 or I5 both are going to be faster than the A6 APU.
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August 24, 2012 5:41:37 AM

Yes, because you totally need a super duper fast processor to run Microsoft Office to take notes in class, or type a report, or use google to research. *facepalm* Hell, my 5 year old Core2Duo laptop can still do that, so can my Athlon TF-20 laptop (although it is a heap compared to the Core2) the OP didn't say anything about gaming on it.

In all seriousness, all 3 (and 4 if you include my alternate) will probably do what you said you needed done. The thing about laptops though, now I normally do not advocate "future-proofing" (spending more money on components that have more power than you need under the pretense that they'll last longer), but the problem is with laptops is they're more costly, inherently not as powerful as desktops, and not as easily upgradeable.

A little bit of "future-proofing" may not be as unwise on a laptop. However, you have to consider the fact that just like desktop future-proofing, it may be cheaper just to buy a $300 laptop that does what you need it to, then toss it in the garbage in a couple years, buy another $300 laptop then spend $1000 on one with lots more bells and whistles then you really need and hope it lasts you 8 years.
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August 24, 2012 5:44:17 AM

He did say "some" programming, whatever that actually means, but I'm not against the A8 as an alternative to the i5.
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August 24, 2012 5:45:05 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
He did say "some" programming, whatever that actually means, but I'm not against the A8 as an alternative to the i5.

Yea... lol.. I guess we kinda do need more info on that one. :lol: 
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August 24, 2012 5:48:08 AM

BTW, I thought Trinity was bringing an A-10 for laptops? I haven't seen any models out? Anyone seen any?
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August 24, 2012 5:54:34 AM

nekulturny said:
Yea... lol.. I guess we kinda do need more info on that one. :lol: 



the some programming in this case means im not quite sure just yet, im assuming its not very intensive, im going into 1st year network security i mean, it shouldn't be too intensive.
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August 24, 2012 5:58:02 AM

swords24 said:
the some programming in this case means im not quite sure just yet, im assuming its not very intensive, im going into 1st year network security i mean, it shouldn't be too intensive.

Probably not lol. I haven't made it to network security yet, probably next semester for that one. I took Unix, I wrote a script file.. on my Acer with the turd of a CPU Athlon 1 (not 2 mind you) single core 1.6GHZ! That laptop sucks so bad it ain't even funny. :heink: 



Very cool. Probably overkill for what you're looking to do, or even me for that matter. But thanks for the find. :hello: 
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August 24, 2012 5:58:59 AM

swords24 said:
the some programming in this case means im not quite sure just yet, im assuming its not very intensive, im going into 1st year network security i mean, it shouldn't be too intensive.


The i3 would be fine for that then, I think, but I just don't like the A6. That's just my own opinion, though.

The i5 or A8 would be my own personal choice, out of the ones mentioned, but I'm pretty sure you'll be just fine with the i3 if you want to save some money.
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August 24, 2012 6:03:39 AM

I'm not a big fan of the A6 either honestly. A8, yea, it would get my vote. 1 PileDriver module (2 cores) is not powerful enough to stand alone as far as I'm concerned.
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Or is the A6 a quad? *double checks the specs*

yick, 1.5GHZ on PileDriver? Screw that. :cry: 

Edit number 2: lol, its a Llano. Wow, I really should go to bed, at this point. :pt1cable: 
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August 24, 2012 6:08:43 AM

nekulturny said:
Edit number 2: lol, its a Llano. Wow, I really should go to bed, at this point. :pt1cable: 


:lol: 
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August 24, 2012 6:13:59 AM

swords24 said:
i think im going to go with this guy

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-ser...

you guys sold me on the i3

He certainly is cute .. You might consider holding off a couple months though. I dunno if you have Black Friday sales in Canada, but it seems like here in the US thats the best time to buy a laptop.
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August 24, 2012 6:21:26 AM

nekulturny said:
He certainly is cute .. You might consider holding off a couple months though. I dunno if you have Black Friday sales in Canada, but it seems like here in the US thats the best time to buy a laptop.


probably a good call. also because the have none in stock anywhere near me
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August 24, 2012 3:11:58 PM

Best answer selected by swords24.
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