Solved Laptop: cpu vs ram vs graphics adapter vs ssd Tags: RAM Graphics Cards Laptops Last response: July 1, 2012 2:18 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share apisorder June 20, 2012 2:17:51 AM pls help me with this, I am debating between an ultrabook with dual-core i7/i5 processors with ssd but no dedicated graphics adapter (4 RAM max, onboard) against regular laptops with quad-core i7/i5 processors with traditional hard drive running 5400-7200 rpm (up to 8 RAM, two slots) Which one is better in general? I use it mostly for Office, the Internet and some games (and some basic Photoshop manipulation and stat packages like STATA for school) Thanks, Jeff More about : laptop cpu ram graphics adapter ssd Best solution k1114 a c 154 U Graphics card a b D Laptop June 20, 2012 2:52:36 AM Share For your uses minus games, a ssd would feel faster even with less ram and slower cpu. Depending on what games, you may need a beefier gpu. You could always install your own ssd although you'd probably want a laptop with 2 hdd bays for more capacity. apisorder June 27, 2012 3:02:09 AM Got it k1114. I'll do just that, making a SSD drive the top priority over RAM or CPU. Jeff Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer apisorder July 1, 2012 2:18:28 AM Best answer selected by apisorder. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Ssd vs graphics card Forum Build vs Laptop for casual but capable use Forum Laptop selection i5 Vs A8 Forum New laptop help, AMD Athlon II 2.2Ghz vs AMD E-350 Forum Computer cores vs . GHz? Forum BF3 Vs . My Computer Forum External Graphics Card For Laptop - With ExpressCard Adapter ? Forum I5 Integrated HD Graphics vs . Discrete Graphics Card Forum 3x 6950 vs 2x 6950 + Nvidia PhysX vs SSD /HDD upgrade? Forum PC Vs . Mac Forum Phenom II x4 + SSD + HDD vs Intel i5-2500k + HDD Forum Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop Forum Upgrade cpu vs ssd ??? Forum HD Graphics 2000 vs . 3000 Forum Sizing GPU's vs CPU 's (and SSD 's) in laptops Forum Back light or Inverter? Forum Help building a Sager Laptop Forum Battlefield 3 Laptop Forum I Have $1,200 Cash (Laptop) Forum Light weight portable gaming laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !