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Can anybody tell me if why the second laptop is more expensive then the first? Any red flags on either of these machines?

http://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-17R-Laptop-%7c-AMD-A8-%7c-Indigo-Blue.product.100106179.html

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http://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-17-Laptop-%7c-Intel-Core-i5.product.100082425.html
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The second is more expensive because of the processor. An i5 is significantly more expensive than the AMD version.

And the price difference is not necessarily reflected in performance.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=1971&cmp[]=1947

HTH,
Dan
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The AMD Dell appears to be on sale and a better value (processor like Dan said, as well as more memory and HD space).

I always go with AMD for said reasons and since they have a tendency to use less electricity than their Intel equivalents, which is also important when considering a laptop since it generates less heat.  Plus, the AMD has slightly better user reviews than the other one.  I would read through some of those when deciding since other users may have commented on what you would find important in making the decision.
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Actually, on this particular case, the AMD processor is a 19W part, while the Intel one is 15W, which should make the battery life better for the Intel laptop.
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You're welcome. Glad I could help!
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