Question What was the better option to buy?

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My dad needs a new laptop to do some work on. Since my mom is hellbent on not buying a AMD cpu since she said they're slow even the new Ryzen ones. I told her this laptop was good https://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Series-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---1080p.product.100488478.html. But she decided to get https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T480-Business-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---1080p.product.100405956.html. I said my choice would have been better but she insists that Dells are bad.
 

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The only difference I see is the screen size so hard to say which is "better" as for AMD argument I cannot say if it is as good as it is on desktops all I know is it's the productivity king now over on desktop as for mobile I am pretty sure Intel still has that market tied down and my mom is the same she will only buy laptops from HP everywhere else she won't buy.
 
They're practically identical in performance.

Your mom's right about Ryzen cpus only when it comes to prebuilt laptops, because the manufacturer cheaped out by putting slow 2133-2666mhz ram inside. Cutting corner's to keep the price lower.
Ryzen shines with 3000 - 3600mhz. If you go for a custom build, where you select the parts yourself, and don't skimp on ram speed, the Ryzen pulls ahead of Intel.
 
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