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Good laptops for $600?

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August 22, 2011 8:58:54 PM

Hello,
I am looking for a good laptop in the $600 and below range. I've been looking at the HP Pavilion dv6zqe, but I didn't know if AMD processors were good. Can you recommend some good laptops?

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August 22, 2011 9:08:18 PM

Oh yeah, and I'm looking for one with at least 500 gb storage, hopefully 6 GB ram, a dvd drive, a processor with 2.3 GHz and dual or quad core. I would want to watch movies and play some internet games, and sims 3 on medium or high setting.
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a c 571 D Laptop
August 22, 2011 9:14:36 PM

Hello Antivirus;

Got a link for that deal?
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August 22, 2011 9:28:51 PM

Is AMD A6 better than Intel i3?
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a c 571 D Laptop
August 22, 2011 9:40:19 PM

It's not.
But it's not bad and nothing you mention in your 'stuff to do' is all that demanding.
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August 22, 2011 9:43:32 PM

Is it worse?
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August 22, 2011 10:01:48 PM


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AMD is going for a less power CPU/APU and a more powerful GPU combination.
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a c 571 D Laptop
August 22, 2011 10:09:07 PM

I think you really want to avoid those dual core A4-3300 IdeaPad Z575 or Satellite L775D laptops JOEmAmA069 mentions. The A6-3400 or i3-2310M models you've been looking at are the same price with better performance.
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August 23, 2011 12:54:20 AM

But if the A6 is a quad core does that improve its cpu compared to the i3, which is only dual core (i think).
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a c 571 D Laptop
August 23, 2011 1:17:28 AM

Antivirus said:
But if the A6 is a quad core does that improve things?
Improve what?
My previous posts are talking about the A6-3400M.
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August 23, 2011 1:20:46 AM

So, right now I am either getting the dv6z with AMD A6 or the dv6t with intel i3 sandybridge. The dv6z comes with an extra 140 gb and bluray playing abilities and better graphics, but the dv6t has a better cpu. Which is better?
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August 23, 2011 1:32:18 AM

It's a coin toss. Do you want a Blu-Ray player?
(I'm sure HP added it to increase their profit margin).
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August 23, 2011 1:38:19 AM

I don't really care about that. What about the GHz speeds? the dv6z is 2.3 and the dv6t is 2.1
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August 23, 2011 1:46:38 AM

The A6-3400M APU will hit 2.3Ghz on only a few cores (turbo mode) and a light load.
Under a normal multi-threaded, moderately heavy work load it's going to run 4 cores at 1.4Ghz.
i3-2410 CPU will run at 2.1Ghz all the time except when it slows to to save power under a light load.

A i3 CPU @ 2.1Ghz core will do a LOT more IPS (instructions per second) than a APU core @ 2.3Ghz. i3 CPU with 2 cores will do more IPS than A6 with four APUs, which is why it's benchmark scores are higher.
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August 23, 2011 1:52:58 AM

So it will be a faster computer. I will get the dv6t. Thanks so much for your help.
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August 23, 2011 1:53:32 AM

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August 23, 2011 4:21:04 AM

Antivirus said:
Hello,
I am looking for a good laptop in the $600 and below range. I've been looking at the HP Pavilion dv6zqe, but I didn't know if AMD processors were good. Can you recommend some good laptops?

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August 23, 2011 4:33:07 AM

Antivirus said:
Hello,
I am looking for a good laptop in the $600 and below range. I've been looking at the HP Pavilion dv6zqe, but I didn't know if AMD processors were good. Can you recommend some good laptops?



Last month i purchased an i3 laptop with 6 gigs ram for $450 on sale. I swapped out the HDD for a cheap SSD for another $120 the day I bought it. The HDD which came in the laptop I use as external storage in a little case I purchased for $30. This laptop is crazy fast; I won’t be playing games on it (built in graphics) but for a mobile movie box and email/internet/word/excel unit, its more than needed. Honeslty the SSD made this cheap laptop amazing.

Total price for the laptop, SSD and external case for the replaced internal HDD was under $600.
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