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Windows 7: Laptop opinions

04 Mar 2014   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Laptop opinions

I am in the market for a laptop and ordered this one from Staples last week:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-4540s-1...Specifications

The price was $399 because they gave me a $100 coupon - even got a conformation email.
When I didn't receive it, I called and they said DISCONTINUED, but Walmart has it, as does Tigerdirect[. (but I would have to pay $499,00.

Staples wouldn't even let me use the coupon tp purchase something else.

STAY AWAY FROM STAPLES!!
They are useless!!!

Anyway, I am also looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPa..._cd_ql_qh_dp_t

I have a self-built for any heavy lifting.

The laptop would only be for light Web surfing, watching movies, listening to music.

I'm inclined to go for the Lenovo and add an SSD
Through Amazon - no shipping or tax, so that would almost pay for the SSD.

I am getting conflicting opinions on AMD in a laptop - overheating issues?

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul


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04 Mar 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have almost the same HP lappy and with 8gb of ram and a ssd it's flat amazing for the money (I don't want to tell you what I paid.


Here's the same at Tiger where I got mine !
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...000&CatId=4935
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04 Mar 2014   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

What's your better deal?
Is it still available?

What about the Lenovo?
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04 Mar 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The AMD A series chip is a very good chip as well and it could be a better performer but let me tell you this my HP ProBook 4539's scores 6.4/7.3/5.7/6.2/7.9 WEI with i3-8gb 1333 ram-256gb Crucial SSD. I got my stock unit with the 8gb ram no SSD for $329.00 delivered including tax and I'm so glad I snapped it up as it's price jumped after that first offer.
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04 Mar 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote:
I got my stock unit with the 8gb ram no SSD for $329.00 delivered including tax and I'm so glad I snapped it up as it's price jumped after that first offer.
Wow, that makes me sick.

The one I guess I will get is $499 and only 4gbs Ram.

Can I just add one stick of memory (4gb) or do I need to get a matching pair?
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04 Mar 2014   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Here's an idea as well?

HP 250 G1 Intel Core i3 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 15.6 Notebook Windows 8 64-bit - F2P82UT#ABA at TigerDirect.com

While they last, call HP get the disk or not and then do a clean install and add back only what you want and need and lose the bloatware.
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04 Mar 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Mine came with one 4gb module which is the way all mfg'rs should do it but you may open up to find otherwise? They then included another 4gb and man the machine just flew.....I scored but this was almost 2 years ago so factor that as well.
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05 Mar 2014   #8
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I've ordered 3 new lap tops for customers since the first of the year, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Personally I prefer the Lenovo, I own a older Dell and a new Lenovo Flex 15, i5, 8gb, ssd, touch screen W8.1. The Lenovo's are very nice machines, I like the brushed aluminum frames and the "flex" makes it nice for watching movies in bed with the LT on my lap, no keyboard in the way. The i3 Lenovo's are running around $500, the i5's around $650 and i7's $750.
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05 Mar 2014   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for reply,

I'm still torn between the HP and Lenovo in my first link.

Most posters online seem to recommend Intel.

According to online discussions, the Lenovo w/AMD tends to overheat with mild use.

Have your customers experienced that?

Thanks,

Paul
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05 Mar 2014   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
The AMD A series chip is a very good chip as well and it could be a better performer but let me tell you this my HP ProBook 4539's scores 6.4/7.3/5.7/6.2/7.9 WEI with i3-8gb 1333 ram-256gb Crucial SSD. I got my stock unit with the 8gb ram no SSD for $329.00 delivered including tax and I'm so glad I snapped it up as it's price jumped after that first offer.
Well, after looking at both today - the Lenovo went up by $40.00, which made the HP probook that much more attractive and I pulled the trigger today.

Although the price on that went up even on Amazon, I was able to get it at the $499 price at Walmart and Tigerdirect.

Still not a bad price, I guess.

Thanks agin for all your time!
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