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1. What YOUR PC will be used for: College, gaming, light rendering, multitasking, and HD Video Playback

2. What YOUR budget is: Less Than $500 but the cheaper the better

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from: US

4. N/A

5. IF YOU have a brand preference: Doesn't matter

6. N/A

7. N/A

8. What resolution: Most likely 1080p or 720p

9. N/A

The most important thing is the pc will be for school so it has to be portable


Considering:

Dell Inspiron 15R for $499

SYSTEM: Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 8, 64-bit, English
PROCESSOR : 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
MEMORY: 6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
HARD DRIVE : 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
VIDEO CAR Intel® HD Graphics
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
TOUCH DISPLAY: 15.6 HD (720p) WLED with Truelife (1366x768)
WIRELESS CARDS: Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth
SOUN Waves MaxxAudio 4
KEYBOAR Dell Chiclet Keyboard with Multi-touch Touchpad, US English
POWER COR Power Cord, 125V, 1M, US
ADOBE & ENTERTAINMENT: Digital Delivery Enablement
WIRELESS DRIVE: Intel Wireless SRV SW, 2230
Primary Battery: 6-Cell, 65WHR, Primary Battery
SYSTEM COLOR: Moon Silver
Packaging Shipping Material, Direct
Optical Drive Software Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials DVD
CFI Included CFI Not Included
WiDi Wireless Display Application
Non-Microsoft Application Software NB & DT w/Webcam
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS PocketCloud Companion, Standard, Digital Delivery



HP Sparkling Black 17.3" Pavilion G7-2269wm for $388


Platform: PC
Condition: New
Primary Color: Black
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Type: AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
Processor Speed: 1.90 GHz, with a Max Turbo Speed of 2.80 GHz
System Ram: 6 GB
Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
Laptop Screen Size: 17.3 inch
Screen Type: LED Backlight, HD+ BrightView Display
Resolution: 1600 x 900
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G with 3053MB
Multi Media Drive: SuperMulti DVD Burner
Card Reader Type: 2-in-1 card reader 1 x (SD Memory Card), 1 x (MultiMediaCard)
Battery Life: 4 hours 30 minutes
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Network Connection: 10/100 Fast Ethernet & 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Connector Type: 1 x DC-in, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA
Operating System: Windows 8
Accessories Included: Power Cord,Battery
Model No.: g7-2269wm



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post #2 of 22
When you say gaming, what titles exactly? That's a great price on that HP, as Intel HD will not be suitable or almost any gaming.
Edited by Silvos00 - 5/15/13 at 12:36pm
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post #3 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

When you say gaming, what titles exactly?
CoD, Rift, WoW, Need For Speed etc..
 
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post #4 of 22
The HP G6z-2200 is also a nice one, with the ad on 7670 Discrete GPU and the A6 (This will crossfire), your at $484.99. Can upgrade to the A8 for a total o $534.99.
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post #5 of 22
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hmmm that looks like an awesome deal thank you. Meets all my requirements
 
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post #6 of 22
I always seem to push budgets, but I'm a believe in not regretting a purchase 4-5 months down the road (Like I did with my mom's ASUS...AMD E-2 APU).
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post #7 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

I always seem to push budgets, but I'm a believe in not regretting a purchase 4-5 months down the road (Like I did with my mom's ASUS...AMD E-2 APU).
just a quick dip into something else but what if it wasn't for gaming as i still do have a gaming desktop
 
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post #8 of 22
If not or gaming, you could likely drop the dedicated GPU and go for something like an I5 since it will handle multi-tasking, school work, HD video playback. I am unsure on the rendering, although I do believe that depends on your program.
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post #9 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

If not or gaming, you could likely drop the dedicated GPU and go for something like an I5 since it will handle multi-tasking, school work, HD video playback. I am unsure on the rendering, although I do believe that depends on your program.
so no go on the A8-4500M and i use Camtasia Studio 8 right now
 
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post #10 of 22
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Just came across these at Bestbuy

HP Pavilion 17.3" G7-2251dx $149.99

Product Number D0M25UA
Microprocessor 1.9GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
Microprocessor Cache 4MB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Memory Slots 2 user accessible
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 2029MB total graphics memory
Display 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Network Card 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing dual speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button
External Ports Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
Dimensions 1.22 in (min H)/1.45 in (max H) x 16.22 in (W) x 10.53 in (D)
Weight 6.57 lb
Power 65W AC adapter

6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery
ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone




ASUS K55NRF-BA8 $159.99

Product Number K55NRF-BA8
Microprocessor 1.9GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
Microprocessor Cache 4MB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Memory Slots 2 user accessible
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 2029MB total graphics memory
Display 15.6-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)
Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Network Card 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing dual speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button
External Ports Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
Dimensions 1.22 in (min H)/1.45 in (max H) x 16.22 in (W) x 10.53 in (D)
Weight 6.57 lb
Power 65W AC adapter

6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery
ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
 
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Multiple  Custom Water Cooling Windows 10 EDU Antec Quattro 850W 
Case
Fractal Midi R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Jaguar 8core 1.6GHz Custom Sony HD 7860 Samsung 8GB GDDR5 5500MHz 
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Sony Blu-ray Driver Stock  Custom OS 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Multiple  Custom Water Cooling Windows 10 EDU Antec Quattro 850W 
Case
Fractal Midi R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Jaguar 8core 1.6GHz Custom Sony HD 7860 Samsung 8GB GDDR5 5500MHz 
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Sony Blu-ray Driver Stock  Custom OS 
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