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Is the AMD A9-9410 better than the i5-6200U when it comes to multitasking?  


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I've been looking for a budget laptop to use for programming, and I've found a few that I think are pretty decent, however I'm unsure about the AMD CPU's since I have only had Intel ones myself.

I was looking at a laptop which has the i5-6200U, and then saw another laptop for a little higher price, with much better ram, a SSD but with the AMD A9-9410 CPU.

Since processing power is what I need the most, I'm wondering if the AMD A9-9410 is worse, better or equal to the i5-6200U when it comes to multitasking/multithreading.

If the AMD A9-9410 is better, I would like to know if it's better than the i5-7200U as well.

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Yeah, 4 threads are better for multitasking and productivity. Is your budget $500 +/- $50? I'm kinda accustomed to HP, Acer, Sony, Asus and Dell. Have you looked at either Asus or Dell? They seem a bit more durable and great feature-wise.

If, however, these are the top 2 picks you're having a dilemma on, then the HP one isn't a bad choice. Remember, any processor that has a -U is considered "ultra low power", thus giving it longer battery life but lower performance. I'd suggest shopping around some more if you're really interested in a productivity laptop that's budget-oriented. Perhaps buy used i7's or a10's. Have you checked out your local craigslist. Are you cool with buying used laptops? You'd save a few hundred if you buy laptops one to three years older. just a tip

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