Yay or Nay

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  1. Zetta_x
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    What do you guys think? I'm looking for a general use laptop. Not for gaming (that's what a desktop is for), but things like netflix, I have some statistical computing software that should be able to run fine (SAS, R, Minitab).

    Is the price worth this laptop? Is this overkill for my needs?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246302&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-34-246-302-_-Product
     
  2. frogboy

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    What price? What laptop?
     
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    Did you forget to include a link to the laptop you were thinking of?
     
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    Considering you don't want to be gaming on it, and want to run some statistical software, I think you should be looking for an Intel-based laptop, rather than AMD. For number crunching, Intel is simply superior to AMD (my dad really puts that to use with his chess analysis program).
    EDIT: Plus, AMD CPUs tend to run hotter than Intel equivalents.
     
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  8. frogboy

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    Just a tad bit overkill, and go with Intel.
     
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    Thanks guys, my tax return is saved after all. I'll be waiting a bit before investing in a laptop and the good advice to go with Intel may be useful in the future