Hey, hope this is the right place to ask. Trying to decide between 2 laptops in my price range. It's for general use and occassional light gaming. I know they are both pretty low end but was hoping for some help deciding. One thing I am I am wondering about is the CPU difference. I know the Samsung has 4 cores and the Toshiba has 2 cores. Does the 1.5 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache of the Samsung make a big difference compared to the 2.13GHz, L3 Cache 3MB of the Toshiba? Thanks!
I also prefer the look of the Samsung but I wanted to know if there is a major hardware difference between the two.
AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor (1.5 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache) 500 GB S-ATAⅡ Hard Drive (5400 RPM) AMD Radeon™ HD6470M (PowerXpress) 1 GB DDR3 (Ext. Graphic) 6 GB DDR3 System Memory 15.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768), Anti-Reflective
Toshiba Satellite A500 - 01W
Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, L3 Cache 3MB) NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics 500GB, 5,400 RPM 16.0" LED Active-Matrix colour with TruBrite™ Screen Technology (Slot 1 X 2GB) + (Slot 2 X 2GB) DDR3 (1066MHz)
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I just read that the L2 Cache is better for gaming than L3 Cache. I have no idea how those things work, is it true?
Both ugly. I think the first one will be better at gaming, but that 1.5GHz CPU is going to dog you badly.