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post #11 of 21
According to what you want to do.


I would've chosen the amd/ati combo for a better gaming/video laptop.

The AMD is a good processor, and the i3 is a better processor

The 4250 is a much better GPU than the integrated 4500 (which uses system ram)

Also the AMD processor has Windows Pro and the i3 had Premium
post #12 of 21
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Well, I'd like it to be well rounded, im not going to be like photo editing or video editing. Maybe the athlon is good enough for my simple use. The $64 is in the back of my mind too, cheaper is better after all... Why must these decisions be so tough lol
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Does it have to be HP? Check this gateway for $399 out:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sp?EdpNo=55235

The i3 on the HP is still a tad faster and the HD is slower but you do get twice as much ram for 65 dollars less.

It's easily superior to the AMD based Hp model even with the slower HD.
Edited by Peremptor - 4/13/11 at 12:34pm
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^ this
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Does it have to be HP? Check this gateway for $399 out:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sp?EdpNo=55235

The i3 on the HP is still a tad faster and the HD is slower but you do get twice as much ram for 65 dollars less.
Thanks but I cant deal with the slower HD, my dad has a slower HD in his new laptop and when I use it it constantly hangs on the HD with a solid light :x I think im pretty happy with the buy so thanks all for your input it really did help!
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post #16 of 21
Some of the newer 5400 rpm hds are faster than the older 7200
post #17 of 21
Well for your uses even the AMD based HP is sufficient.

It's plenty fast for the run of the mill stuff that you will be using the laptop for mostly though for the price difference I'd still go with the i3 if I had to choose between those 2 HP models (the cpu up-gradedability that Mr. Alex mentions is also a nice extra).
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Some of the newer 5400 rpm hds are faster than the older 7200
True enough. From the reviews that gateway model has gotten it seems like it feels pretty snappy, 5400 rpm HD and all (also helps that since it has 4GB of memory Windows can have a larger disk cache than a 2GB system).
post #19 of 21
Also if you take the $70 in savings you can get a nice 2.5" 7200 rpm hd and still have the 5400 as a backup

....... but I hate gateway and tigerdirect
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hes happy let it go guys..
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