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Is There Some Sort Of Catch?


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#1 TelMeDragon

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:13 AM

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion...milar+Items+Mod

This thing seems like it's too good to be true. Is there some sort of catch in the hardware, or am I really getting out of touch with the prices nowadays?
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

According to the specs. it has onboard video with no way to upgrade. No extra PCI or PCI-E slots
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

According to the specs for the m8530f at HP's site, there is a single occupied PCI-E x16 slot. You might be able to remove what is occupying that slot and install a better graphics card. It's a good budget PC.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:20 PM

Yeah theres a catch. The AMD quad cores stink compared to the Intel quads.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:34 AM

AMD Quads are an excellent alternative to the Core 2's, especially if you're on a budget and don't game.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:03 PM

I'm looking into buying a new pc (not for gaming). I've been looking at the Gateway DX4200, which was top-rated in CNet reviews recently. But then I saw this HP Pavilion m8530f, which seems to have very similar specs.

Do you see any reasons why the Gateway pc would be any better than the HP one? Anybody have any opinions on which would be better to get, and why?

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:32 PM

Hello equthrie, welcome to bleepingcomputer!

You should make a new topic about this so it's easier for people who are better on this subject to help you out.

Anyway, Do you have the system specifications for this computer you're talking about? Create your own topic and post the computer model with the system specs.
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