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November 24, 2012 5:31:06 PM

Hello,

Im getting an AIO HP for my parents for Christmas and can't decide on what to get them. They do basic computing but also want this computer to last for a few years. All of these combos are within $100 of each other. What do yall think is the best choice? I cant decide if the dedicated GPU is worth it compared to the Integrated Intel graphics. Im leaning towards just the i5-3330S but wanted to get yalls input.

i5-3330S + 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7450A

i5-3450S + Integrated graphics - Intel(R) HD

i7-3770S + Integrated graphics - Intel(R) HD


Thanks ahead of time and happy holidays!

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November 24, 2012 5:45:53 PM

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November 24, 2012 6:16:18 PM

for basic computing, if those are your options, the 3450 with integrated will do just fine.
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November 24, 2012 7:36:57 PM

The cheapest one. They won't need an i7, so rule that out. If they like watching lots of videos, then get the i5 w/ 7450A.
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November 24, 2012 9:41:01 PM

the bottom line is, the stronger the processor, the longer the computer will "last" and not become obsolete

so, if u want to replace it in a couple years, get either of the i5's - the i7 will take you further down the road
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November 24, 2012 9:44:56 PM

not really.
if his parents need it for basic use then they wont need the hyperthreading or unlocked multiplier.
either of the i5 options will work fine.
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November 24, 2012 9:47:57 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
not really.
if his parents need it for basic use then they wont need the hyperthreading or unlocked multiplier.
either of the i5 options will work fine.

ANY OPTION will "work fine"

you're all missing the point...



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SO.. you're all telling me that an i5 will become obsolete Later than an i7...??? you all neeed to go back to school if u believe that... :lol: 
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November 24, 2012 9:58:24 PM

Honestly for normal working and casual video the i5-3330s + dedicated GPU will work better since its more balanced and cheaper.
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November 24, 2012 11:24:04 PM

How long it will last is rediculous to predict. The i7 would be a better choice for gamer or enthusiast but not some older people that just want to browse the net and light use.
In this situation there is no need to get anything more expensive as they don't need the features the i7 provides.
Stop trolling
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November 24, 2012 11:30:05 PM

For $100 difference I suggest you go for the i7-3770S + Integrated graphics - Intel(R) HD

You might need to use it yourself someday
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November 24, 2012 11:53:22 PM

forget the 7450A it is non the better than the intel HD 2500 on those ivy i5s.
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November 25, 2012 12:04:04 AM

Anonymous said:
forget the 7450A it is non the better than the intel HD 2500 on those ivy i5s.

THANK YOU
finally someone that speaks some sense
I said earlier the i5+integrated will keep them happy for a long time, esp. cause they are light computing and browsing
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November 25, 2012 12:30:28 AM

Well, depending on the rest of the specs, I'd go with the first one. I5-3330 vs 3450 is nothing, just a slightly lower turbo boost. And I'd rather have a dedicated video card. Assuming the 7450 is a warmed over 6450, it is better than the HD2500 for some things and actually uses less power.

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November 25, 2012 7:23:29 AM

Thank you everyone for the responses, really appreciate the help!

The Radeon HD 7450A adds +$71.00 to the total price and the i5-3450S is +$100.00 over the i5-3330S.

But if yall dont think its worth the upgrade, I will probably just stick with the i5-3330S and integrated graphics.
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November 25, 2012 7:31:29 AM

Just get the plain 3330S with no video card at those prices! In terms of retail prices, the real price difference between the 3330 and 3450 is about $10. And you can buy a Radeon 6450 (Same as 7450) for $30 (less usually with rebates).

Which system are you looking at?
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November 25, 2012 9:13:46 AM

the HP you are looking at is the most reasonably priced if you are usinga $275 coupon.

i cruised over the dell and the i5 AIO is $1k
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-one-23-2330-aio/fs

then went to asus saw this
http://usa.asus.com/Allinone_PCs/24_inch/ET2411IUTI/#sp...
and is sold on amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-ET2411IUTI-B002C-ASUS-23-6-I...
but was windows 7 and not 8.

btw, +1 getting a touch screen with W8. the biggest complaint i hear is the "metro" style with using a keyboard/mouse.

so concidering the "market" and using a coupon that makes the cost $725ish - that really isn't a bad set up for an AIO or prebuilt. i have seen much worse deals by far.
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November 25, 2012 2:55:41 PM

Thanks for the research looniam and thanks again for everyones input! I ended up ordering the i5-3330S with integrated!
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November 25, 2012 3:03:37 PM

That should be great. Your parents will enjoy it.
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