lesliead

Great AMD products in poorly designed laptops.

Discussion created by lesliead on Sep 12, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2015 by lesliead

I have been the proud owner of two AMD laptops.

The first of which was a Compaq AMD Athlon 2X2 2.1 with an HD Radeon 4200 embedded graphics .

I found that the reviews for this to be correct in saying that it would handle moderate to light gaming , ergo W.o.W and Mech Warrior 4 as well as C.O.D 1&2.

The second , which is also my current for which I am currently posting this thread.. is a Samsung Series 3 with the A8 A.P.U. which also does well for light to moderate gaming.

With the exception that both of these processors are placed in cases with poor ventilation or as in the case with the Compaq , the fan was in adequate, which was solved by using an external cooling pad and I was able to game continuously for hours with nary a glitch in my giddy-up whilst playing W.o.W...

Now my Samsung is a different story, there is one small intake port for air under the laptop which an external cooling pad has basically no effect, I am quite certain that the A8 performs as stated by many of the reviews where it was placed in other brand laptops.

I wonder how many manufactures short sell A.M.D. products by intentionally placing them inside cabinets or laptops where they are made to look as though it doesn't perform as expected in trying to get consumers to buy the more expensive Intel based laptops/ desktops.

Also is there anyway to pass this along to the respective personnel at A.M.D to have them look at this?.

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