Well, let me start by saying that I haven’t paid attention to laptop pricing for quite a while now, so some remarks may have become outdated, for what it’s worth:
I think you’ll find most won’t go out on a limb and recommend an AMD-based laptop that isn’t using Ryzen.
For the price, the A6 shouldn’t be horrible (unpopular opinion, I guess), in large part thanks to Intel not bothering to offer anything decidedly better.
Intel is also more affected by Speculative Execution attacks, IIRC new mitigation patches were released after the scandal broke out at the beginning of 2018, slowing Intel CPUs down even more, and reducing the performance gap.
AMD’s architectures are more impervious by design. Remember Bulldozer and its ilk have like half the advertised core number, i.e. an 8-core actually only has the equivalent of 4 FPU units and 8 integer units.
This makes the Bulldozer bloodline surprisingly competent in some applications, in other workloads it lags noticeably behind.
Although the mobile parts were worked on for longer, that architecture is also, at this point, decidedly old, which is why almost everybody is going to say find a way to budget for something better.