Hey guys, looking to buy a new laptop. I live in Canada.
So my dilemma is deciding between:
- $450 HP Pavilion G6 - i3-2350M + Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 720p 15.6"
- $450 REFURBRISHED HP Pavilion DV6 - AMD A6-3400M + Radeon HD 6520g, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 720p 15.6"
- $490 Acer Aspire AS5560 - AMD A6-3400M + Radeon HD 6520g, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 720p 15.6"
So clearly the main problem here is the choice between AMD and Intel. What is my best course of action here? I will using this laptop for mainly school purposes and student activities, such as typing, some Photoshop and video editing, web browsing, etc.
I consider gaming a luxury as I have a personally-built $800 machine at home, but I want this laptop for the next ~3 years so gaming isn't totally out of the picture, especially when since I might take it overseas with me.
So point is, what is the better deal here in terms of the processor for my uses, seeing as the price is all the same? If it's the AMD route, the HP and Acer have the same specs (Acer has 6GB RAM though). Which one is the better one in terms of battery life, build quality, and overall reliability?