AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge

Which is the best notebook buy?

Price:Performance

The PCMark 05, PCMark Vantage and PC Mark 7 benchmarks give a clean sweep of test results to the Intel hardware. Except... the Intel laptop retails for about £629, while the AMD version only costs £500. Comparing the benchmark points each laptop buys you will tell a slightly different story.

PCMark 07

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark 07

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PCMark 07 per Pound

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark 07 by price

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PCMark Vantage

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark Vantage

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PCMark Vantage per Pound

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark Vantage by price

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PCMark 05

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark 05

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PCMark 05 per pound

AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge PCMark 05 by price

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On a price:performance basis, Sandy Bridge has the edge, but only by a nose.

The tables were turned in the graphics benchmarks, which come out in favour of AMD.

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