The Goal: Buy the HP Envy Ultrabook/Sleekbook this week.
The Problem: CPU decision is clear, but money is a problem, so I have to compromise.
The Options: 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
-- OR --
AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M Processor (2.8GHz/2.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) + HD 7500G Discrete-Class Graphics
Budget: $800 TOTAL, which means tax, shipping blah blah blah.
I took the cheaper Envy 'Sleekbook' version that starts at $499, upgraded everything i needed—backlit keyboard, +4GB of RAM (maxed to 8GB), and more... and got the STARTING price ($699) of the original model I wanted. Which is the official 'Ultrabook' model, with the i5 w/ turbo boost.
THE QUESTION PLAIN AS DAY: Intel i5 + 4GB RAM and MAYBE no backlit keyboard...
OR AMD Quad-Core A10 w/ 8GB RAM, backlit keyboard. —Will all these apps even work on the AMD architecture? Which apps don't?
—I've heard even the i5 has owned the A10...
so what I will be using it for is this. ALL Adobe Creative Suite products, Presonus Studio One (AUDIO EDITING) just like Pro Tools. Just so you know.
Any help I'd appreciate it <3
I know theres posts like this, but here there's my specific budget, etc.
Haha you're very very very right... IDK why i haven't thought of that, maybe just impatience. They're charging 100 bucks I believe.... I didnt realize how ridiculous that was til you just brought that up, thank you very much lol.
One more question. Is it best to just order some RAM as well, and put it in PRIOR to the first boot? In my experience with PC's (usually a mac user) there's been complications when you turn it back on with more RAM inside...