I'd like to buy a quad core Llano APU if possible. It seems that good Llano quad core laptops are fairly hard to find at a good price. Anyone know of a good deal for quad core APUs available for purchase this week?
Some good options at NewEgg:
That Llano A8-3500M Acer Aspire AS5560G @ 580 might be the best bargain. It's the A8-3500M / HD6620G APU with a dedicated HD 6470 graphics card for a Dual Graphics option.
I also linked a Lenovo Z570 that's nicely priced @ $550 for comparison.
From what I researched, I can buy a 32GB (micro) SD card with the Windpad, and I'll use an external HDD for more extra storage if necessary.
I will be using the machine for remote desktop access, with MS office on and around 10 browser tabs at the same time. Maybe some gaming on day offs (or leave it on for non-serious bitcoin mining). Based on this, I know that the new quad core APUs won't be of much use for my needs, but, well... I'm sort of an AMD guy. Short of a really good Intel laptop deal from slickdeals/etc., I'm set to buy an AMD portable.
Yes you can use the MicroSD for more mobile storage. And a 64GB USB thumb drive as well on the USB port.
I thought I'd better point out the difference since you were comparing it with the i5 and Llano full size laptops.