This system has mostly proprietary components including the power supply (240 watts) and motherboard. Many find it almost impossible to upgrade according to a google search. This A10 processor is quite slow compared to an Intel i3 (passmark 3464 vs 4766). 

blueribb said:   This system has mostly proprietary components including the power supply (240 watts) and motherboard. Many find it almost impossible to upgrade according to a google search. The A10 processor is quite slow compared to an Intel i3 (passmark 3464 vs 4766). 
  
I think i read somewhere online that the AMD A10-8700P Quad-Core is equivalent to i5?
Is this true or i have been taken as a sucker?

A10-8700P Passmark = 3464
i3-4130 Passmark = 4767
i5-4440 Passmark = 6416

There are other variants of the AMD A10 CPU with much faster speeds though

Thanks for the inform...
My understanding now is 4 cores of A10 is better than 1 core of i5.

AMD markets the A10-8700P processor for laptops and All-In-One PCs.
Strange that Dell put it in a tower.

http://products.amd.com/en-us/search/APU/AMD-A-Series-Processors...
http://processors.specout.com/l/1841/AMD-A10-8700P
 

Buckmann said:   AMD markets the A10-8700P processor for laptops and All-In-One PCs.
Strange that Dell put it in a tower.

http://products.amd.com/en-us/search/APU/AMD-A-Series-Processors... 
http://processors.specout.com/l/1841/AMD-A10-8700P 

  Last year (or the year before) there were a few desktops being sold with the AMD E1-Series ultra-low performance processors. These desktops even had external wall-wart power supplies and laptop motherboards. People were tricked into thinking they were getting a good deal.

blueribb said:   This system has mostly proprietary components including the power supply (240 watts) and motherboard. Many find it almost impossible to upgrade according to a google search. The A10 processor is quite slow compared to an Intel i3 (passmark 3464 vs 4766). 
  
That's right, anyone who opened one of these units up quickly discovers the proprietary
components that lurk inside. That 240W power supply and motherboard cripple any 
future upgrades which are limited to storage components and memory.  



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