I am buying new laptop. There are lot of them, but I dont want to buy a wrong one
Mostly I am using Linux and sometimes Windows.
I will use them as my private laptop, for small gaming (only Football manager 2022) and I am soon starting my education for front end developer so I need some good, fast laptop.
Any other suggestions ?
Is AMD cpu better than Intel ?
Also anyone bought laptop from Amazon ? I dont have experience with that. But I found that that is cheaper around 200-300 EUR than in my local laptop stores
They all have great specs and all of them meet your use case, although the Yoga Slim 7 and the Vivobook S14 stand out more because of the Ryzen 7 APU.
All three have upgradable Nvme but the RAM is soldered, although I think we have to accept that for any laptop in that price range these days, so I guess you have to decide for yourself if that is an important feature.
I would suggest dropping the Vivobook pro, because of the Nvidia card and the CPU. I’m not sure if the issue with AMD/Nvidia combo is solved at the moment, but other than that, it has the “weakest CPU” of the three, although Ryzen 5 is still very powerful.
As for the two remaining models, it depends on what you think is more important for you. If storage has priority, go for the Yoga, if the screen aspect ratio is more important, go for the Vivobook S14. A 16:10 screen is more efficient if you don’t have an external monitor.
Both models have received good reviews and to answer your other two questions:
AMD is great in power and more energy efficient than Intel, although the latest Intel gen comes close.
As for Amazon, I have very good experience ordering electronics from them, but you might check the Lenovo site first if you go for the Yoga, they have very often attractive deals going on.
The other two models have integrated graphics, AMD or Intel, those work out of the box on Linux with good performances if you’re not an avid gamer or video editor.
The Ryzen 7 has a very good and solid Graphics performance, though.
I am sure other friends here can add more about this point.
(I have been bit -as in the other thread- with a wonderful HP X360, but I needed just to replace the camera and attend to no sound in 3.5mm ear phones, ended up both will cost me the price of the same laptop brand new as the camera is part of the screen - so need a new screen- and 3.5 mm is part of the mother board so need a new mother board!)