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I'm buying a laptop for uni, and I've narrowed it down to these two:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...62507-pdt.html

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...62545-pdt.html

One has 8GB RAM, but has an AMD processor which I've heard maybe aren't as good..? The other has an intel i3 processor, but only 4GB RAM but is that enough?

Any advice would be much appreciated, or any other laptop recommendations.
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AMD processors are worse. That I3 us also a "U" model, so it's undervolted to extend battery life.
Odds are you won't exceed 4 GB of RAM unless you have 30 tabs open at once, or are playing a low power game, surfing the internet, skyping and word processing all at the same time.
8GB of RAM is the standard for playing games, but 4GB is more than enough for general use.
however here's a better option than both:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Refur...7H/version.asp
has 8GB of ram, an I5 undervolted processor, and the chiclet keyboard on these asus models are fantastic.
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Both are low end laptops, so don't expect much bang for the buck.

There is barely a difference between the two processors, i3 is low-end Intel anyway. i7 is what everyone talks about. Processors aren't the be-all-end-all anyway these days. However the AMD is quad core here, the Intel is Dual-Core.

Double the RAM on the AMD laptop compared to the Intel, you should have the ability to upgrade in the future anyway but depends on motherboard. 8GB RAM is what I call minimum at the moment.

You have double the amount of hard drive on the AMD laptop, comes in handy!

Neither of the laptops have full HD resolution, so be aware of this. Also the components are not the latest! These components were released 2 years ago.

Are you expecting this laptop to get you through 3 years of university? Also what are you intending to do on your laptop? It might be worth investing more to get a laptop that will last.
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(Original post by TheAdequateGatsby)
I'm buying a laptop for uni, and I've narrowed it down to these two:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...62507-pdt.html

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...62545-pdt.html

One has 8GB RAM, but has an AMD processor which I've heard maybe aren't as good..? The other has an intel i3 processor, but only 4GB RAM but is that enough?

Any advice would be much appreciated, or any other laptop recommendations.
4gb of ram is more than good enough for the standard user...............unless you plan on opening loads and loads of tabs on chrome.

This is also fine http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...37703-pdt.html
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AMD is worse but you'd be better off with the extra RAM.

The more RAM you have the more Windows will use it and it'll make the system feel more snappy.

It's very easy to go over 4GB if you have 8GB installed.

The better solution would be to get the Intel one and then upgrade the RAM because you can't upgrade the CPUs in laptops. But that's adding cost so you might as well find one that's already got 8GB in.

Can you not spend the extra? http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...68964-pdt.html
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