Which intel processor is equivalent to the AMD A8 quad core processor?

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I am thinking about buying this computer (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Aspire+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Mesh+Black/3603057.p?id=1218419324896&skuId=3603057) and i was just wondering if this processor is as fast as like the i5 or i7. I'm pretty sure that im going to buy this computer after christmas but i don't know if i should go for more money for a i5. What do you guys think? Thanks for any help and/or suggestions!


The a8 isnt as fast but it comes with two dedicated graphics cards and it has turbo boost technology. it has other features that the i5 and i7 doesnt have, like in exchange for lower speed you get less heat stress. another feature is that the a8 is an APU,advanced processing unit. that means the graphics card and processor share the same physical space but operate independently. this is something that intel doesnt have, allows the processor and graphics to work much better. speed isnt everything, so dont spend more and get less.

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