Give this laptop to the one you hate. 2550 is on the slow side of acceptable in Passmark, but then you add a non-SSD drive and a 1366x768 display and you have a real stinker on your hands. This system is slower than the refurbished Dell systems that are 5 years old that they sell here (e.g., the E7470 systems).
A9 - Woot these are OLD! U can do so much better!
Not that old.
The AMD A9-9425 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2018. Compared to the 2 year older A9-9420, the 9425 offers a 100 MHz higher CPU clock speed (base and boost). It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 3.1 - 3.7 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU with 192 shaders at 800 MHz as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports.