I've been looking at two Laptops; the HP Pavilion g6-1331ea and g6-1384ea, and I'm unsure as to whether it's worth the extra money for the higher model g6-1384ea.
The only differences I noticed are the processor and graphics.
For multi-tasking would it be better to have the quad-core processor, or the single core with a higher GHz? I'm unsure as to whether more cores or a higher GHz is better.
My other question is, which graphics card is better?
The g6-1331ea has a AMD Radeon HD 6620G + 7450M Dual GPU 1 GB DDR3 dedicated.
The g6-1384ea is listed as having a Intel HD card.
I'm going to use the laptop for everyday browsing, movies, music, word processing and some light gaming. Is the higher model going to be better in every aspect, with multi-tasking included, and is it worth the money in that respect?
I've got the 1331ea and using it now. The 6620G+7450m is much much better than Intel's integrated chips. The i5 would be better for things which don't require a lot of graphics processing. On my 1331ea I can run skyrim on high settings as well as other games such as borderlands, dawn of war 2, assassins creed 1,2 and brotherhood and black ops and am currently installing metro 2033 to see how that gets on. So for light gaming which is what you want it for it's perfect. Both of these laptops would be good at word processing, movies and multitasking but the i5 would struggle with games or intensive graphics processing because intel graphics are not very good. The i5 would be good if paired with a better gpu but the price increase a lot when there paired together. By the way i5's aren't single core their dual core with 4 threads so the act like a quad core. I think the 1331ea would be the better choice and it cheaper and not just because I have one, it is great thought
Didn't you ask already this an earlier thread or am I remembering it wrong?
For (light-)Gaming, clearly the the igpu of the AMD is much better. The Intel HD 3000 is only good for some very old Games. If it were the new Intel HD 4000 then it would be on par with the 6520g/6620g (igpu of the A8-A10) but then there exists already the new Trinity AMD.
If you're only interested in multitasking without Gaming then the Intel-CPU's are the way to go but in your case the compromise between a bit lower CPU-Power and much better GPU-Power is the best solution at this price.