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December 16, 2012 12:09:03 AM

I am looking to buy a new notebook with Windows 7. My two choices are an HP Pavilion g6 with the AMD processor or a Toshiba Satellite L755 with the Intel processor. Is one much better than the other or should I just buy by price?

Thanks,
Tom
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December 16, 2012 4:40:48 AM

tomemr said:
I am looking to buy a new notebook with Windows 7. My two choices are an HP Pavilion g6 with the AMD processor or a Toshiba Satellite L755 with the Intel processor. Is one much better than the other or should I just buy by price?

Thanks,
Tom


What are you going to be doing with this computer? Both will work fine for everday use but I personally would take the Pentium. It is faster and more effcient than the APU.
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December 16, 2012 4:54:18 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. The computer is replacing an old desktop and will be used for word processing, web surfing, writing emails and some basic spreadsheet work - nothing too strenuous. I want a new notebook to cut down on the clutter. Thanks again.
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December 16, 2012 5:01:03 AM

In that case I would go with the Pentium. The APU has better integrated graphics but weak in the CPU core power. The Pentium has weaker integrated graphics but is much stronger, faster and more effcient in CPU power. Considering that you don't need the better integrated graphics since you aren't gaming than I would go with the faster Pentium.
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December 16, 2012 5:40:42 AM

Look at the other specs too.
- There's so much more to a laptop than it's CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD, and GPU/VID.
- Weight
- Bulk
- Battery life
- Screen size
- Screen quality
- Built quality
- Recharge time to 80%
- Warranty
- After market support and associated costs.
- etc.

For the tasks you've specified the CPU type really isn't super important compared to after-market support.

The HP Pavillion G6 is available in several configurations, some with AMD processors.
I suspect the Toshiba is too.

If you're really pinned on just two models it sounds like you need to shop around some more first, and look at what really matters to you in a laptop over the next 24-36 months, maybe even longer.
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December 16, 2012 8:37:55 PM

Scott_D_Bowen said:
Look at the other specs too.
- There's so much more to a laptop than it's CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD, and GPU/VID.
- Weight
- Bulk
- Battery life
- Screen size
- Screen quality
- Built quality
- Recharge time to 80%
- Warranty
- After market support and associated costs.
- etc.

For the tasks you've specified the CPU type really isn't super important compared to after-market support.

The HP Pavillion G6 is available in several configurations, some with AMD processors.
I suspect the Toshiba is too.

If you're really pinned on just two models it sounds like you need to shop around some more first, and look at what really matters to you in a laptop over the next 24-36 months, maybe even longer.



Thanks Scott. Those two models are inexpensive (key word) and sounds like either one would suit my needs. Really appreciate your comments. Tom
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December 16, 2012 8:40:14 PM

rds1220 said:
In that case I would go with the Pentium. The APU has better integrated graphics but weak in the CPU core power. The Pentium has weaker integrated graphics but is much stronger, faster and more effcient in CPU power. Considering that you don't need the better integrated graphics since you aren't gaming than I would go with the faster Pentium.



Thanks for the detailed comparison. I'll look for the Pentium version. You guys have been really helpful. Tom
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