gak0090 wrote:It depends which I7 you compare it to. Unfortunately I7 are all over the board as far as benchmarks go. For instance: the Intel Core i7 620LM @ 2.00GHz has a passmark of only 2012, Intel Core i7 640LM @ 2.13GHz 2238, the processor in this laptop AMD A6-3430MX APU is 2409.
That said, the better I7 laptop processors have a significantly higher passmark: Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20GHz is 6332
So the designation of I7 does not tell you the whole picture. You need to know specifically which I7 you are comparing.
How might this processor compare to an i3?
How about an i5?
Also, I'm a bit confused about what people think about the keyboard on this Samsung. My last laptio (a gateway, which I will never buy again) had a TERRIBLE keyboard. I would be typing things and mysterious other letters would appear...I'd be scrolling around on the mousepad and it would mysteriously click without me doing it, it would exit web pages in the middle of me typing things. Huge headaches.
So in addition to a processor that runs as smoothly as my i5, one requirement of mine is that it has a solid keyboard with separate keys, and a solid mousepad that actually behaves the way I want it to!
Any comments on my few questions? Overall this seems like a solid deal for somebody who wants an affordable laptop for basic web and desktop functionality, streaming video and audio online, etc. Not a gamers or graphic designers dream by any stretch, but a seemingly fast, functional, and well built laptop for your average everyday user.
Is that a fair assessment?
Any comparable products within this price range for the uses I outlined above?
My laptop just crashed and I need to replace it relatively quickly, but want to make sure it meets or beats what I was already used to operating with.
I'm trying not to spend more than $400-$500, so this seems like a decent bet.