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June 25, 2012 5:39:54 PM

Which of these laptops would you pick and why? Price is about the same. What are the advantages and disadvantages with getting either one? Like battery life, performance, longevity(how long it will stay "current"), gaming ect.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M (2.5 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory
FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
FREE Upgrade to 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - Up to 6.0 hours of battery life +++
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Backlit Keyboard
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

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Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor (3.2GHz/2.3GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7670M Graphics
FREE Upgrade to 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
FREE Upgrade to 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone + HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Backlit Keyboard
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

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June 25, 2012 5:47:02 PM

Trinity. seemed a lot reasonable performance-wise for my needs (HD videos and low-end gaming at best). i can't recall the review on trinity awhile ago, but i'm assuming the lower performance compared to the i5, and my past impression of Llano's low-power, and low temps CPU would mean less heat related damage, and longer battery life.
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June 25, 2012 5:49:27 PM

I didn't even think about the slightly lower performance also assisting in less heat so less heat damage. Thank you
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June 25, 2012 5:55:11 PM

summertime_21 said:
I didn't even think about the slightly lower performance also assisting in less heat so less heat damage. Thank you


do NOT take my word for it. it's better that you go read the reviews yourself. and different laptop manufacturer's may have better cooling, or build quality than others.
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June 25, 2012 5:57:19 PM

It's too new there aren't many reviews comparing the CPU's or the CPU+GPU for that matter
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June 25, 2012 6:12:30 PM

I wouldn't buy a new laptop without an SSD.. The performance gain is just incredible.
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June 25, 2012 6:15:34 PM

thats just way out of my price range
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June 25, 2012 6:33:20 PM

I would say i5 is deffly faster than A10, which is equivalent to an i3, but your not missing out much unless you do some very CPU intensive tasks.

However, HD 7670m is faster than GT630m on the A10 laptop. Therefore, gaming would BE BETTER. Couple that with hybrid crossfire(HD 7660g+7670m), you could get some very solid performance around Mobility HD 5850(Estimate). The problem with hybrid crossfire last gen is that there was a huge leap in performance between the discrete and the integrated; however, hd 7670m is only a bit faster(well, there is a huge ditch but it isn't a canyon anymore) than 7660g so stuttering would hopefully be minimized.

I heard that load temperature was around 70C for A10-4600m with discrete graphic card from NBR which is WAY better than the core i5 mobile considering my computer would shoot up to 90C on CIV 4 while using integrated.(Not sure about your i5, but it may be hotter given ivy's records)

:hello:  tl;dr
trinity A10-4600m computer: Better graphics via crossfire or just using the discrete card, cooler temperature(people can game on their lap), battery life?, backlit keyboard :D 

core i5-3XXX: Better CPU intensive performance, battery life?, back lit keyboard :D 

My 2 cent: I would recommend A10 as CPU perfomance isn't quite noticeable and on some intensive application like photoshop and cyberlink, AMD's Opencl can boost performance(Though i don't know how much, maybe even past i5). Gaming is noticeable and the temp leads to longer comp life. AND ITS PROLLY CHEAPER
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June 25, 2012 6:37:09 PM

That is awesome information! thank you!
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June 25, 2012 6:59:11 PM

summertime_21 said:
That is awesome information! thank you!


No prob :D 
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June 26, 2012 9:02:08 PM

hey so would you guys suggest AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor (3.2GHz/2.3GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M Graphics is better for gaming?
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June 26, 2012 9:07:09 PM

TheDoorsfan94 said:
hey so would you guys suggest AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor (3.2GHz/2.3GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M Graphics is better for gaming?


Yes it is definitely better for gaming. My main question was is it going to seem sluggish and what not which I have used it now and it is not. The A10 with 7670m is a much better combo.
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July 6, 2012 12:04:18 AM

Best answer selected by Summertime_21.
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