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#1 maltz

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

My budget for the new computer is: $550 MAX

What are the primary uses for this computer? Multimedia playback, general internet usage, general school usage.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? I'll be running a partition with windows 7 and ubuntu. Other than that nothing that isn't just your generic programs.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? I do not play PC games very often, and chances are they'll be old anyways.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I do tend to multi-task, so a processor and sufficient RAM are required.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes.



Basically, I'm trying to get the biggest bang for my buck here. I'm looking at these two currently:
HP Pro 4525
4420s

While I would like to know which between these two would be the better purchase, I am not dead set on either. The only brands I would like to shy away from are Lenovo(not a fan of their design) and Gateway(not a fan of their reliability), and 550 is really my max on base price. Any help would be very much appreciated, this whole process is driving me crazy! thanks!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

The HP laptop you suggested is the right one for your needs.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:05 AM

which one though?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:17 AM

The 4420s

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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