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Bought Laptop from very from recent deal just noticed its actually 5th generation and not 6th I am really surprised how can I miss that, as the current is 7th so at least I am looking for 6th generat… Read More
jun19 Avatar
7m, 1d agoPosted 7 months, 1 day ago
Bought Laptop from very from recent deal just noticed its actually 5th generation and not 6th I am really surprised how can I miss that, as the current is 7th so at least I am looking for 6th generation please help me to decide if this make any different on performance compare to my current laptop

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U (3M Cache, 1.6 GHz) with 2 GB AMD Radeon HD 8670M DDR3
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
Battery : Primary 6-cell 65W/HR
Internal Qwerty Keyboard
8 GB DDR3 Memory 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
3 Pin 1M 90W AC Adaptor
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)

The one I bought

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Hard Drive Storage: 128 Gb
Processor: Intel® CoreTM i
RAM Memory: 6GB
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
Screen Type: LCD
Touch Screen: N
Wifi Enabled: Y
Intel® CoreTM i3-5005U Processor
6 GB DDR3L RAM
128 GB (SSD) Solid State Drive
15.6 inch (39.6cm) Full HD LED-Backlit Display (1920x1080)
Intel® HD Graphics 5500
DVD SuperMulti Drive

I know full HD and SSD makes a different and that's the actual reason I bought but just though I good to ask......
jun19 Avatar
7m, 1d agoPosted 7 months, 1 day ago
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So the top one is current one and bottom one is the one you've bought? Ssd and full HD screen makes the bottom one much better, but the graphics 8670 is better than the Intel 5500 and the i5 is slightly better than the i3. So it's mostly a downgrade.

You shouldn't have an obsession with 5th Gen vs 6th Gen, what's more important is actual benchmark etc, certainly going from a i5 to i3 is not going to help.

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#1
you are in no way comparing like for like, a coreI5 will always smash a corei3 for performance.. you are also comparing basic built in graphics v radeon
#2
Hi
The one you bought is a low spec laptop. The second laptop is better but not by much. The SSD and screen resolution for the one you have is better. If it didn't cost a lot and you are only using the one you have for basic email and web browsing then you will be fine.

Edited By: Enet on Dec 19, 2016 10:09: should have read the complete specs first
#3
So the top one is current one and bottom one is the one you've bought? Ssd and full HD screen makes the bottom one much better, but the graphics 8670 is better than the Intel 5500 and the i5 is slightly better than the i3. So it's mostly a downgrade.

You shouldn't have an obsession with 5th Gen vs 6th Gen, what's more important is actual benchmark etc, certainly going from a i5 to i3 is not going to help.
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darcyeleanoruk
you are in no way comparing like for like, a coreI5 will always smash a corei3 for performance.. you are also comparing basic built in graphics v radeon
Actually that i5 is barely better in this case and the dedicated radeon does beat that Intel graphics, but slightly newer Intel graphics do beat the radeon.
#6
Thanks Guys , actually the I was looking for FHD screen and this is cheapest I found but I have realized is actually a downgrade so not a wise decision.............
#7
Thanks MIDURIX, for helping me to decide will definitely cancel this purchase
#8
jun19
Thanks Guys , actually the I was looking for FHD screen and this is cheapest I found but I have realized is actually a downgrade so not a wise decision.............
It's not 100% a downgrade, probably would be faster due to ssd, but would be a silly purchase none the less
#9
It's proabably not a downgrade. The processor is effectively identical. Ignore the comments about the branding, if you look at the actual benchmarks they're within 10% of each other.

The screen may be an upgrade or a downgrade, there's no information given about it's quality so we can't tell.

If they have similar battery capacities then it's likely to provide longer battery life, and the SSD is a definite upgrade if you can live with the tiny capacity.
#10
EndlessWaves
It's proabably not a downgrade. The processor is effectively identical. Ignore the comments about the branding, if you look at the actual benchmarks they're within 10% of each other.
The screen may be an upgrade or a downgrade, there's no information given about it's quality so we can't tell.
If they have similar battery capacities then it's likely to provide longer battery life, and the SSD is a definite upgrade if you can live with the tiny capacity.

Actually that was my reason, I thought as this has new processor (but have SSD) plus I get FHD screen, so in written is downgrade but I get faster boot and better screen but just missed out one thing is 5th generation, I don't know how much difference it will make but anyways now decide to cancel, looking for similar deal with i5.......
#11
jun19
EndlessWaves
It's proabably not a downgrade. The processor is effectively identical. Ignore the comments about the branding, if you look at the actual benchmarks they're within 10% of each other.
The screen may be an upgrade or a downgrade, there's no information given about it's quality so we can't tell.
If they have similar battery capacities then it's likely to provide longer battery life, and the SSD is a definite upgrade if you can live with the tiny capacity.
I don't know how much difference it will make but anyways now decide to cancel, looking for similar deal with i5.......
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmark-List.2436.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

those links show you exactly how muich difference it will make
#12
Why look at it that way I have recently bought a laptop with CPU i7-4700MQ
#13
If you don't do anything demanding, the minimal difference in processing power would go unnoticed really so I would say a 5th generation processor is fine.
If you wanted to game anyway you would be looking at machines with an i7 quad core and dedicated graphic card so I am guessing you are not looking at playing games and/or editing 4K videos.
Just go for a laptop with a good screen resolution and SSD. That will make using it pleasant. 5th or 6th gen is the same really if you just browse, use Office, do light photo editing and the likes and stream stuff.


Edited By: mr_geese on Dec 24, 2016 05:35

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