I am looking to buy a new laptop, and as the Toshiba C660s seem to have small speakers, off-center keyboards and touchpads, and terrible "two-touch to zoom" feature, i am browsing Lenovo Ideapads.
Becuase of my budget, all the models that jump out at me are AMD, and previously i had only heard bad things, except about price, which was usually used in the context of "you get what you pay for".
Under Lenovo on Ubuntu Friendly, less than 1/10 seem to be AMD (clearly less popular, apparently the average Ubuntu user has more cash than i do), but they seem to be evenly spread by the ratings, neither typically low or high ranking.
Under Ideapad on Ubuntu Friendly, only seven have been tested, with 1 AMD coming in at 1 Star.
I hardly think this a fair representation of the processor, so i will ask here.
Am i more likely to experince problems with an AMD powered laptop running Ubuntu than an Intel powered one, or are my chances about the same? Are AMD processors less well supported than Intel processors?
Lenovo G575: £349.97
- AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 @ 1.60GHz with a 1MB Cache
- AMD Radeon™ HD 6370M 1GB graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 15.6" screen @ 1366x768 (16:9, widescreen)
- 750GB HD
- 2-in-1 card reader (MMC,SD)
- 4x2.0 USB ports
- 802.11BGN WiFi