Originally Posted by klod
Is the A8 a good processor?
Well at the $400 price point it is. An i3 based Intel laptop would be generally be better in the CPU department but the nice thing about the A8 is that the CPU is good enough and also includes an on die AMD Radeon HD7640G graphics card. In tandem they make for an arguably better solution than an i3. It really depends on your specific work load but I don't think you will go wrong at that price.
I did see i3s go as cheap as $350 over Black Friday/Cyber Monday but those sold out quick.