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Which is better amd quad core or intel i3?

I am deciding between two laptops to buy right now. One is an HP with an AMD quad core processor while the other is a toshiba with an intel i3 processor. They are both the same price. The only other big difference between the two is that the toshiba has a full keyboard while the hp does not. I will only use the computer for entertainment, research and internet use. Which one is the better deal?

Asked By: - 8/20/2012
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No matter what your computing needs are Intel is the logical choice, a Ivy Bridges 's Trigate 22nm offers more performance per watt than any AMD product. Ivy runs cooler and uses less watts and is much faster in everything you do, and if you are a gamer just add a Kepler GPU with Optimus switching tech. Buying a AMD... More
Answered By: Frag Master - 8/20/2012
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The core i3 processor is a dual core processor that's the entry level to Intel's current top end i3/i5/i7 processor line. Unless you're a hardcore gamer or HD video editor, the i3 has more than enough power to run most typical computer tasks, and is the cost effective choice for most users... More
Answered By: Tuhin - 8/20/2012
 
Go for the i3. The i3 too basically have 4 cores - 2 physical cores and 2 virtual ones. AMD is only good at making cores, but suck at making quality one. AMD = Quantity Intel = Quality Your choice.
Answered By: Thambi Puruvarathi - 8/20/2012
 
They are both basically the same. I would look into how much RAM is offered. If its the same take the one with the best features. I'm generally an Intel person, but both are quad core so therefore you not really loose too much performance from either. Do you have the model numbers?
Answered By: internetguy - 8/20/2012
 
the difference between the 2 isnt something a casual user will see. so your probably better off getting the full keyboard if you actually use the number pad and special keys. if you dont use those just get the hp, amd has a better track record for processors and longevity than intel does.
Answered By: trey - 8/20/2012
 
Honestly, for basic use, there won't be a real difference. The processor should not be what you're focusing on. Other differences, such as the keyboard difference you mentioned, as well as portability, battery life, and trackpad quality, should be higher concerns for you. ---------------------
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Answered By: edit1754 - 8/20/2012
 
I know nothing about AMD processors but like Tuhin said the Intel Core i3 is the entry CPU in the Core series and will be more than capable at handling everything a general user throws at it and even play basic games like the Sims or Roller Coaster Tycoon but it can only handle basic gaming, nothing like COD or Halo
Answered By: James - 8/20/2012
 
i3 not good for hardcore gamers? I can run bf3 on ultra, max on an i3 2130. Take that for what you will. Intel cpus recently have better multi-threading against amd counterparts. Not a simple question to answer.
Answered By: Ed Lucas - 8/20/2012
 
both will be great but i would suggest you to go for the amd quad core processor.. just make sure that it's a 64 bit processor and the speed is over 2 GHz you won't regret it
Answered By: Partha - 8/21/2012
 
in my opinion go with the toshiba... both amd and intel are great but intel can sometimes put out just a slight bit more performance than an amd. also intel has hyperthreading (a neat feature to increase performance)... in my opinion go with the intel... also ive had hp computers, and when i have problems with them and... More
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Answered By: Waffle-ator - 8/21/2012
 
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