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Default Finally Came to a Conclusion - 06-25-2014, 09:32 AM

I've come to a conclusion that I'm buying a laptop, not a desktop. While I really prefer desktops, laptops are portable and I want to be able to bring my laptop places, especially college. Here's what I need help with. I've chosen two laptops that fit perfectly in my budget. Actually, better than desktops (including a new 23"+ monitor, etc).

The first is an HP Pavillion 17. $449.99
Model 17-E067CL
• 2.1GHz up to 3.1GHz AMD Elite quad-core A8-5550M accelerated processor
• 8GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 DIMM)
• 750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection
• SuperMulti DVD burner
• 17.3" diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
• AMD Radeon HD 8550G graphics with up to 4206MB total graphics memory
• 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
• 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
• DTS Sound+
• Full-size keyboard with numeric keypad
• Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures without on/off button
• Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards
• Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo
• Front facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
• 6-cell 47WHr 2.2Ah lithium-ion battery
• Windows 8 (64-bit)


The second one is a Dell Inspiron. $559.99
• Model 17R
• Intel Core 3rd generation i5-3337U processor (3M cache, up to 2.7GHz)
• 8GB dual channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2x 4GB)
• 1TB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
• 8X DVD +/- RW Drive
• 17.3" HD+ (1600 x 900) WLED display
• Intel HD graphics
• 1MP HD camera with mic
• Intel Centrino wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth
• 6-cell battery
• Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system
  
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Default 06-25-2014, 09:47 AM

Both look pretty nice spec-wise. I'd personally go for the 1st option; the HP. With the 2nd option, you'd restrict yourself with the integrated graphics.
  
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Default 06-25-2014, 10:15 AM

Yea, I got a HP Pavilion g7 right now alil over $500 for it an its amazing.


This is around the same features just I got 500gb now 750.


AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics

Helps ensure optimal computing performance.
4GB DDR3L SDRAM

For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive

Create custom DVDs and CDs.
17.3" LED-backlit high-definition display

With BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution clearly presents media.
750GB hard drive (5400 rpm)

Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. HP ProtectSmart helps safeguard data against accidental bumps, and 25GB of lifetime Cloud storage from Box lets you access files via the Web.
AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics

Feature up to 2158MB of total video memory for lush images. An HDMI output enables flexible connectivity.
Built-in front-facing HP TrueVision high-definition webcam

With an integrated digital microphone makes it easy to video chat with loved ones.
Multiformat media reader

Supports Secure Digital format.
2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port

For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed 1x1 wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Allows you to connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN

With RJ-45 connector for quick and simple wired Web access.
Weighs 6 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin

For easy portability. A full-size keyboard with numeric keypad allows comfortable typing and data entry.
HP Imprint finish with micro dot design in anodized silver

Adds a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system preinstalled

Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included

With CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink Media Suite, CyberLink Power2Go and more. Includes 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
ENERGY STAR certified

Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

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Default 06-25-2014, 02:11 PM

Get the second one. The HP (Horrible Products) processor will be much slower then the intel i3. And the people thinking that the gpu the first laptop uses is better then intels integrated doesn't know what their talking about.


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Default 06-25-2014, 02:44 PM

It's how it look.

1st is good and will do everything you need.
2nd will do everything to an even higher quality.


  
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Default 06-25-2014, 04:03 PM

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Get the second one. The HP (Horrible Products) processor will be much slower then the intel i3. And the people thinking that the gpu the first laptop uses is better then intels integrated doesn't know what their talking about.
You can easily overclock the AMD CPU to 3.1 as noted in the OP which would result in even higher CPU speed than the Intel one. Of course can you overclock the Intel too, but around 3 gigahertz is plenty to go with.

Then only the price is what matters, which basically makes me think why it isn't obvious to pick the first one.




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You can easily overclock the AMD CPU to 3.1 as noted in the OP which would result in even higher CPU speed than the Intel one. Of course can you overclock the Intel too, but around 3 gigahertz is plenty to go with.

Then only the price is what matters, which basically makes me think why it isn't obvious to pick the first one.
why the hell would you oc your cpu in a laptop, also just because the cpu is higher clocked doesnt mean it will run faster then intels. Thats like arguing ocing a amd 8350 8 core cpu clocked to 5.0 ghz and a intel 4670k 4 core cpu to 4.0 ghz, in which case the intel would still be faster because it has more powerful cores then the bulldozer cores inside of the 8350.


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Default 06-25-2014, 04:59 PM

I'd go with the HP Pavillion.



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Default 06-25-2014, 08:28 PM

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So overall you have no complaints? Because if I can go cheaper, that would be great. From what almost everyone is saying, I should go with the first one. I was really looking into the second one just because I've had Dells before as I know they're dependable. I've never had an HP but I have heard a mix of good and bad. @Damon King5
  
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Default 06-25-2014, 08:35 PM

Intel HD graphics from the last one are what number? 4000?
  
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