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Old 08-27-2015, 07:09 AM
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Default Laptop- Pros, Cons on this one?

HP Pavilion 17.3" Touch LED,


Intel Quad-Core,


8GB RAM,


1TB HDD Windows 10 Laptop with Software and Services.

I like:
Win. 10
8GB ram
I TB
17.3" screen



For regular household use.
To replace wife's desktop.


There are so many PC's on the market it's like a fishing novice looking at rack after rack of fishing rods. Confusing to say the least.


We typically keep things a LONG time, till they die or are so out dated it is time to change.




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I just got surface pro 3. It's pretty awesome. You should check them out. The one you listed looks like a pretty good deal.
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For the long term I would get a much better processor- do they let you upgrade it?
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which processor is it the i3, i5 or i7?
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Way to much money for the processor and resolution (at most it can do 720p)

For that amount I would expect nothing less then an i7 core processor, 1080p, usb 3, etc.

The example below is a much better laptop for about the same price.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops...es+Inc.&NID=CJ
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
which processor is it the i3, i5 or i7?
None of the above, it in the budget line of cpus.


http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentiu...-Core-i7-4510U
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331628899227?rmvSB=true Similar laptop way better price (refurbished)

4th gen i5

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentiu...-Core-i5-4210U
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CD ROM?

Some of the new ones don't have a CD/DVD player.

It can be a PITA if you want to install software or watch a DVD.

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HP is the problem here go with Toshiba, much more reliable and you get a much better machine for your $$
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Good choice Jeff. I bought the wife the earlier version of that one 2 years ago for Christmas, no issues.
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Originally Posted by 530 Boat Man View Post
HP is the problem here go with Toshiba, much more reliable and you get a much better machine for your $$
Not sure about that, but like anything data (opinions) over the internet don't mean much based on sample size, etc.

I have in my house and work an HP, Toshiba, Gateway, Lenova (x4 same) and one Lenova Yoga. I've had the most problems with the Toshiba, crappy touchpad that wigs out. 2nd worse is the Lenova as it drops wifi connect a lot. And yes, all have newest factory drivers as well as have tried the device mfg drivers...

Bottom line, my experience may not be valid... or it may be.

To answer the OPs question, I'd seriously look at getting one with an SSD. Unless you need 1 TB I'd go for a smaller SSD and an external USB HD for backing stuff up. Go Core i5 or better. 1080 screen.
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Originally Posted by easy_e View Post
Way to much money for the processor and resolution (at most it can do 720p)

For that amount I would expect nothing less then an i7 core processor, 1080p, usb 3, etc.

The example below is a much better laptop for about the same price.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops...es+Inc.&NID=CJ
Maybe there are Lenovo's that are better for the money but his aint one of them. This suggestion has a 15"screen and Windows 8 whereas the one the OP is looking at has a 17" screen and Windows 10. Apples and oranges.....
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I was a proponent of lenovo but I have 2 of their latest tablets and they do have wifi issues.
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Originally Posted by ifsteve View Post
Maybe there are Lenovo's that are better for the money but his aint one of them. This suggestion has a 15"screen and Windows 8 whereas the one the OP is looking at has a 17" screen and Windows 10. Apples and oranges.....
Anyone with Win 8 can upgrade free to Win 10, so that's a mute point.

The screen is larger, but better it is not. 15" can do 1080p and the 17" can only do 720p maxed out.
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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
CD ROM?

Some of the new ones don't have a CD/DVD player.

It can be a PITA if you want to install software or watch a DVD.

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Originally Posted by easy_e View Post
Way to much money for the processor and resolution (at most it can do 720p)

For that amount I would expect nothing less then an i7 core processor, 1080p, usb 3, etc.

The example below is a much better laptop for about the same price.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops...es+Inc.&NID=CJ
It's 8.1 only to have to upgrade to the 10.
It's HD is 500GB

Although I would like the mostest, highest, fastest, bestest, greatest (which is all subjective) somewhere I read the i7 is over rated for the home user.

This is what I am sayin about the confusion, while some of the specs are right on, some others may be lacking.

Maybe like boats, there isn't a perfect one (barring the 240LTS )


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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
For the long term I would get a much better processor- do they let you upgrade it?
Unsure at this point.

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Originally Posted by easy_e View Post
Way to much money for the processor and resolution (at most it can do 720p)

For that amount I would expect nothing less then an i7 core processor, 1080p, usb 3, etc.

The example below is a much better laptop for about the same price.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops...es+Inc.&NID=CJ
I Googled, i7 core processor, 1080p, usb 3, 1TB HD, just to see what would come up.
It too is 8.1.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-...1219581293483&

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Go apple no cd rom but who cares.
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Originally Posted by Offshoreaddicted View Post
Go apple no cd rom but who cares.
I know this is not what the OP is looking for and the cost of a Macbook is at least $1500 more for the 17", but they are still rated at the top, and almost aways near the state of the art hardware.
It looks like what you can buy at Walmart, old technology, for a cheap price but if it fits your budget and needs TAKE A CHANCE, and a warranty for at least 2 years.
You will buy a new one every 3-5 years anyway.

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