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 105 U Graphics card a b D Laptop June 20, 2012 2:52:36 AM 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: ForumSsd vs graphics card ForumBuild vs Laptop for casual but capable use ForumLaptop selection i5 Vs A8 ForumNew laptop help, AMD Athlon II 2.2Ghz vs AMD E-350 ForumComputer cores vs . GHz? ForumBF3 Vs . My Computer ForumExternal Graphics Card For Laptop - With ExpressCard Adapter ? ForumI5 Integrated HD Graphics vs . Discrete Graphics Card Forum3x 6950 vs 2x 6950 + Nvidia PhysX vs SSD /HDD upgrade? ForumPC Vs . Mac ForumPhenom II x4 + SSD + HDD vs Intel i5-2500k + HDD ForumGaming PC vs Gaming Laptop ForumUpgrade cpu vs ssd ??? ForumHD Graphics 2000 vs . 3000 ForumSizing GPU's vs CPU 's (and SSD 's) in laptops ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumHelp building a Sager Laptop ForumBattlefield 3 Laptop ForumI Have $1,200 Cash (Laptop) ForumLight weight portable gaming laptop More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !