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Will laptops with AMD A10-4600M, A8-4800M run faster on Windows 8?

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October 12, 2012 6:59:51 PM

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Will laptops with AMD A10-4600M, A8-4800M, ... run faster (CPU and GPU) on Window 8 than on Windows 7?

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I would also recommend to Trinity users use Windows 8, because Bulldozer architecture can speed up few%.


From http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aft...

Please follow the links: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4504997 and http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4422351


Because of the above recommendation of Windows 8 I am facing the following dilemma.
Should I buy Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 with Windows 7 (before October 26) or with Windows 8?
I am not interested in any extreme gaming (mild gaming: Disney games, ..) only music, movies and videos streaming or playback.
I think that the S875D-S7239 is fast enough for streaming videos/movies, downloading videos, FLAC files, ... and music and video playback.
I want this laptop because of the Blu-ray high resolution (24bit-48kHz, ..., 24bit/96kHz, ...) audio playback.


P.S.
Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239
Main features
AMD A10-4600M, AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G, 6GB DDR3 1600MHz memory, 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA),
17.3" widescreen, 1600x900, 16:9 aspect ratio, Blu-ray DiscROM (BD-ROM) and DVD SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
a b D Laptop
October 12, 2012 7:09:18 PM

Generally speaking, Windows 8 is a lot snappier than Windows 7 on almost all machines it gets installed on. Will it make the difference between a crappy machine and a great machine? No, not at all.
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October 12, 2012 8:33:29 PM

nbelote said:
Generally speaking, Windows 8 is a lot snappier than Windows 7 on almost all machines it gets installed on. Will it make the difference between a crappy machine and a great machine? No, not at all.


Thanx, so Windows 7

I hope that the Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 with the AMD A10-4600M, AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G and 6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz memory
is not a crappy machine and therefore it should benefit from running Windows 8.

So, definitely I should wait for Windows 8, which are around the corner winking at us.
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October 12, 2012 8:37:43 PM

For what you do, it will suit you fine, even in Windows 7. The only real noticeable difference is boot time, which would significantly increase after Windows 8 (anywhere from 10-50%). Other than that, any improvement is going to be 0-5%.
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October 17, 2012 4:37:55 AM

adamamerica said:
Thanx, so Windows 7

I hope that the Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 with the AMD A10-4600M, AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G and 6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz memory
is not a crappy machine and therefore it should benefit from running Windows 8.

So, definitely I should wait for Windows 8, which are around the corner winking at us.


Another thing to consider is ditching the 6Gb of ram and drop the $40 for 8Gb (2 x 4Gb) it will help more than waiting for windows 8.
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October 17, 2012 10:02:58 PM

airanp said:
Another thing to consider is ditching the 6Gb of ram and drop the $40 for 8Gb (2 x 4Gb) it will help more than waiting for windows 8.


Thanks a lot. I was about to ask this question because I've read a little about this.
Nevertheles, to lower the price, manufacturers usually install only 4GB + 2GB.
For instance, Toshiba Satellite S875d-S7239 has 4 GB + 2GB 1600 Mhz memory with Blu-ray drive.
The new version of S875d-S7239 called S875D-S7350 with Windows 8 installed also has 4GB + 2GB installed.

I've got one more question.

Is it better when a computer manufacturer installs Windows 8 (Home edition) after October 25
than downloading and installing Windows 8 Pro myself (before January 31 and paying only $15)?

Can a manufacturer tweak - adjust slightly; fine-tune - hardware (CPU, GPU, memory speed, etc.) or customize Windows 8
for a particular laptop/desktop brand, say, Toshiba Satellite?

Here is an example of what I mean:

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Secure boot

Secure boot is a feature of UEFI that can verify the integrity of operating system files using public-key cryptography, preventing unauthorized programs from running at boot time.[79] Support for this feature in Windows 8, however, has proven controversial....

Hardware makers who choose the optional Microsoft Certification are required to implement UEFI secure boot. Microsoft requires that manufacturers offer the ability to turn off the secure boot feature on x86 hardware,[84] but they must not offer such an option on ARM hardware. No mandate is made regarding the installation of third-party certificates that would enable running alternative software


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8#Secure_boot

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Great for Windows 8

Want the best Windows 8 experience? It’s here. Satellite laptops offer stunning displays to showcase the Windows 8 Start screen. Some come with touchscreens to make navigation and customization faster and more fluid. Others even convert from an Ultrabook™ to a tablet. Plus, large, intuitive touchpads with Windows 8 gesture support help you navigate the exciting new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps.


From http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite

Thanx for reading.
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a b D Laptop
October 18, 2012 4:03:51 AM

adamamerica said:
Thanks a lot. I was about to ask this question because I've read a little about this.
Nevertheles, to lower the price, manufacturers usually install only 4GB + 2GB.
For instance, Toshiba Satellite S875d-S7239 has 4 GB + 2GB 1600 Mhz memory with Blu-ray drive.
The new version of S875d-S7239 called S875D-S7350 with Windows 8 installed also has 4GB + 2GB installed.

I've got one more question.

Is it better when a computer manufacturer installs Windows 8 (Home edition) after October 25
than downloading and installing Windows 8 Pro myself (before January 31 and paying only $15)?

Can a manufacturer tweak - adjust slightly; fine-tune - hardware (CPU, GPU, memory speed, etc.) or customize Windows 8
for a particular laptop/desktop brand, say, Toshiba Satellite?

Here is an example of what I mean:

Quote:

Secure boot

Secure boot is a feature of UEFI that can verify the integrity of operating system files using public-key cryptography, preventing unauthorized programs from running at boot time.[79] Support for this feature in Windows 8, however, has proven controversial....

Hardware makers who choose the optional Microsoft Certification are required to implement UEFI secure boot. Microsoft requires that manufacturers offer the ability to turn off the secure boot feature on x86 hardware,[84] but they must not offer such an option on ARM hardware. No mandate is made regarding the installation of third-party certificates that would enable running alternative software


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8#Secure_boot

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Great for Windows 8

Want the best Windows 8 experience? It’s here. Satellite laptops offer stunning displays to showcase the Windows 8 Start screen. Some come with touchscreens to make navigation and customization faster and more fluid. Others even convert from an Ultrabook™ to a tablet. Plus, large, intuitive touchpads with Windows 8 gesture support help you navigate the exciting new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps.


From http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite

Thanx for reading.


If you really intend to run 8, I would buy now and get the PRO upgrade at the heavily discounted price.
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October 26, 2012 3:32:13 PM

Best answer selected by adamamerica.
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