I just bought a new HP laptop with an AMD A8 5550M processor with 2.1 ghz. I've pretty much always been an Intel user the past decade and was wondering what in Intels line is this new Amd equal to? Would it be like a dual core or I3 or I5? And it also has Win8 which with a stardock download of the old start button I don't have to deal with the metro start page if I don't want to. I"ve got it dialed in to go directly to a regular desktop page upon startup and start button. Thank you stardock very much. Thanks in advance for any answers!!