are specs of computer sufficient for running office 365 adequately?

mkramer777
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I am purchasing 10 laptops and want to know if the following processor will be sufficient for these laptops running office 365 and occasionally browsing the internet:

AMD A9-9425 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTER CORES 2C+3G  3.10 GHz

16 GB RAM

Windows 10 Pro
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The specs that you are providing seem to be high powered. A standard computer would be adequate to run office 365. These specs are certainly good enough to do what you need

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I would not buy that. The A9 is based on AMD's excavator architecture and will be very lacking compared to their zen architecture. If you're going for a budget laptop, I'd recommend at least a Ryzen 3 2200U.

It is a 3 year old architecture and expect for the first week for it to be slow as Windows indexes things and optimizes.  Definitely need an SSD for this bargain bin notebook
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What about this?

Dell Inspiron 5000 Series 15.6" FHD Notebook, AMD Quad-Core Ryzen 5 2500U Upto 3.6GHz, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8, HDMI, Card Reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Windows 10 Pro
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much better choice. 3x faster and a 2 year old architecture. You will get more useful life out of it.

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ok.  thanks!

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