Solved Laptop: cpu vs ram vs graphics adapter vs ssd Tags: RAM Graphics Cards Laptops Last response: July 1, 2012 2:18 AM in Laptop Tech Support 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 198 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. Share 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer apisorder July 1, 2012 2:18:28 AM Best answer selected by apisorder. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Laptop: SSD Performance vs Stronger CPU Forum Help Making up my mind: CPU vs. Graphics Adapter Forum SolvedRAM vs SSD Forum Solvednormal ssd vs laptop kit for laptop? Forum Ram disk vs. SSD vs. CPU for increased transcoding speed? Forum SolvedRAM for Laptop (4 + 4 vs 8 + 2 ram configuration | 1.5v with 1.35v) Forum Graphics Card vs CPU and RAM? Forum Solvedssd vs ram upgrade Forum SolvedSSD vs better graphics? Forum SolvedIs a ssd really worth it? (ssd vs new cpu cooler) Forum SolvedSata vs mSata SSD for a laptop Forum Solvedmore ram vs ssd? Forum Solvedupgrade RAM vs SSD vs more Cooling Forum SolvedLittle cpu vs ram question. Forum Sizing GPU's vs CPU's (and SSD's) in laptops Forum Solvedlaptop with i3 vs i5 & 8gb ram vs 4gb ram Forum SSD vs RAM in Gaming and Video Editing Forum SolvedMicro SSD Caching vs RAM Disk Forum SolvedCPU / RAM speed mismatch 1066 vs 1333 Forum SolvedSSD vs. RAM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !