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Considering this laptop, please help with advise

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January 19, 2011 12:22:51 AM

I am considering purchasing this laptop:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


I am being sold on the price and the dedicated card. Is there something I am missing?


I use the computre for surfing and watching HD movies, as well as the occasional game when nephews come over.


Is the Athlon 2 series strong enough for that price? thanks.

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January 19, 2011 9:01:09 AM

Hello ggsxt;

Can you be more specific about "as well as the occasional game"? The HD 4250 isn't exactly known as a 'gaming card'.

That laptop seems to get unusually poor review scores: HP ProBook 4525s review

The slightly more expensive HP ProBook 4520s looks to be getting much better reviews.
HP ProBook 4520s reviews
HP ProBook 4520s reviews

Other options in about the same price range:
HP 625 $450 - HP 625 review
lenovo G560 $450 - Lenovo G560 review
Other Lenovo G560 reviews
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January 19, 2011 2:43:58 PM

Worked on computer retail before and noticed that AMD laptops tends to get warmer compared to Intel.
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January 19, 2011 6:35:26 PM

ggsxt -

How do you feel about the HP dv-6v? It's $549; I think you get the right balance of size, mobility, and performance.

The specs are:
Screen
15.6" (1366x168) HD
Processor
2.4 GHz AMD
RAM
4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Storage
500 GB HDD 7200 RPM
Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium
Optical drive
Blu-ray R, CD R/W, DVD R/W
Video memory
1000 MB Dedicated graphics card

I think it would be more than enough of what you're trying to do. What do you think?

Kevin
Windows Outreach Team
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