I was looking for a Core i5 3rd Gen 3210 based laptop with 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and atleast one USB 3.0 port. Considering my budget I had shortlisted two laptops: Lenevo G580 and Toshiba C580 x0010 . But then I came across HP G6-2010AX laptop based on AMD A8 CPU . This laptop from HP has 6GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and dual graphics(1 GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M Dedicated + 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics Integrated). I am now confused which of two (Intel or AMD) will be better for me. I will be primarily using my laptop for running multiple Virtual machines simultaneously in Vmware Workstation to create lab setup for testing new Microsoft Software. Besides this I will occasionally be using it for gaming, music, playing videos, web etc
The AMD option from HP seems better as it has 6 GB RAM , 1 TB HDD and A8 CPU has 4 physical cores unlike Intel 3210M which is a dual core CPU with Hyper Threading feature. I am not sure which of the two CPUs will be better for running multiple VMs in VMware Workstation. Kindly suggest.