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.
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.
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.
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).