View Full Version : I would like to compare two different computers?

November 14th, 2011, 11:20 AM
One computer is ASUS - Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - Brown Suit Model: K53E- BBR9...........and the other is HP PAVILION LAPTOP /AMD PHENOM II X 4 (QUAD) model g7-1167 dx / 17.3" Display / 4GB Memory notebook pc. I have both of them the Pavillion has a bigger screen obviously with more resolution but besides that I seem to favor the asus i5 a bit more and asus seems to have better reputation than HP. Ofcourse I know one is Quad and the other one the i5 I think is dual or I do not even know. Will someone let me know which one they would keep and which one to get rid of or sell?

November 14th, 2011, 11:58 AM
For gaming i think that the best one if the first you said,but the other one also rocks :guitar:i totally like hp pavillion they are good computers.

November 14th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Well if you provide the graphics card (or chipset rather, since it's laptops); that might help a bit. But the i5 is generally better than the Phenom IIs. :)

Intel usually provides more for each core than AMD, so the number of cores shouldn't be a big factor in deciding the best CPU.

November 14th, 2011, 01:07 PM
I can imagine using a laptop with a 17.3 inch screen and a phenom quad core chip. What is the battery life going to be? One hour at the most?

November 14th, 2011, 01:56 PM
I'd say it depends on what you want to do with the pcs. Gaming I'd sti
ck with the AMD, mobility the I5. Desktop replacement AMD ...

I'm also guessing but I think you'd probably get more for the I5 (if you want the money...).

It all depends on what you are going to be using it for.

November 14th, 2011, 02:34 PM
darn decisions anyway!!

never used to like hp at all, but have acquired a couple of their laptops recently and they rock. of course i've wiped them clean and did fresh installs of windows 7 ultimate and xubuntu 11.10

i think i'd have to keep that hp, if i was you.

November 14th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Not an Ubuntu support question; moved to Community Cafe.

November 14th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Get rid of HP-PAV soon as you can (compared to any laptop). Pav are total mess. google the recalled laptops. Pav is at top. And I am writing this based on personal exp. I have had two HP pav crash on me (M-boards). And I know three more ppl who had same issue. Asus are built much better than pav. HP makes good laptops as well but they are buz class and expensive. ex.Elitebooks.
I wouldn't touch any other HP laptop with 10 foot pole.
I have been using Asus as a replacement to the crashed pav and very happy with it.
Specs are not that much to consider in this your case.


November 14th, 2011, 08:48 PM
In terms of ubuntu I'd say they're fairly equal - as other's have said I'd only really focus on their performance if gaming is an issue - for normal, medium usage both are well above minimal requirements and don't foresee either of them running into performance issues for a while.

so long as both are in good shape it would be prudent to point out that the brand names Asus and I5 are going to bump the price north far more than HP or AMD, just the way it is. Whether you want to cash in on that now, or keep the one that will hold value longer is up to you, but it's definitely worth baring in mind.

I'd say the best test would be to pick your favourite (deep down you must have one)and use only that for a week, then next week use the other - that should give you a good idea - after all when it comes to daily usage laptops things like keyboard layout, effectiveness of track pad and available connectors have a far bigger impact than it's specs, especially on these 2 - both are way above any of the laptops in our flat!

November 15th, 2011, 12:28 AM
I would go with the Intel machine. I have a Dell Latitude with an i5 quad core, and I can run Kubuntu 11.10 and a VM with ease. Plus intel chipsets are very linux friendly.

November 15th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Dual Core, 4 Threads i5-2410M Processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Phenom II P960 1.8 GHz (4x512KB Cache 1.8 GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

The Intel CPU kills the AMD CPU.

From that I gather the Intel HD3000 will be fine.

If it was me I would go with the Asus.