In need of a rational advice
Hi, I am trying to purchase a laptop (as my old one is completely dead).
As such, I stumbled upon two similar but different laptops:
1. Samsung 14" AMD A10-4600M $599.99
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD7670M dual graphics with 1GB dedicated graphics memory
HDD 750 GB
Processor Speed: 2.30 GHz
Processor Cache: 4 MB L2
2. Samsung Series 3 15.6" 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 3210M Laptop $649.99
GPU: Intel HD 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7670M with 1GB dedicated graphics memory
Processor Speed 2.50 GHz
Processor Cache 3 MB L3
My main computer uses: student-work-related purposes, playing games on the side (main usage being League of Legends, however, this is subject to change if I find more interesting games), watching 720P videos.
I would really appreciate answers with justifications. I look forward to your opinions in terms of performance (speed, power, etc), durability, stability, longer laptop life span, battery life, and all the goods.
On a side note, I tried both of these laptops out and the AMD A10 gave me a bluescreen on the first day (it may be that I was downloading a landslide of softwares and upgrading Windows 7 simultaneously). But still... a BSOD made me a bit of a skeptic about A10s.
Also, why is it that the Intel one is $50 more expensive? Is it the brand or because i5 is better?
Thank you all!