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Question AMD low-end laptop APUs, 3020e, 3050e, 3200U, how do they stack up?

VirtualLarry

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I currently own 3200U (2C/4T 2.40Ghz base) and 3020e (2C/2T, 1.40Ghz base) laptops. They are fairly similar, but the 3200U definitely is better at multi-tasking. Maybe the 16GB versus 4GB of RAM and the 128GB SATA M.2 versus eMMC has something to do with that too.

I am anticipating some laptops with 3050e being delivered soon. Sadly, they only have 4GB (fixed) DDR4 RAM, and 64GB eMMC (5.1!). The 3050e is 2C/4T 1.60Ghz base.

Hmm, Samsung eMMC, 250MB/sec seq. read, 11,000 IOPS random read.
 
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maddogmcgee

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Yuck. I refuse to buy anything with less than 4 cores. The tiny savings are not worth it at all. What use would you have for a computer like that?
 

ao_ika_red

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Embedded RAM and embedded storage are the worst. I love these little skus as they introduce x86 computing world to kids. 3050e is a worthy successor to the venerable Puma+ 7410 APU. I've upgraded several 7410 laptop with 2*4GB RAM and 250GB SSD and according those school kids and workers, they're plenty fast.
And theoretically that 3050e will do just fine, if it has upgradable RAM and storage.
 

Zepp

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last year I almost bought a laptop with a 3020e (2 thread) thinking for just a light surfing/tubing machine to take on trips it would be fine, but I ended up getting cold feet and got a 3250u (4 thread) model instead.

I've been overall impressed with Dali performance
 

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