I’m not necessarily a big fan of HP but I do happen to have inside information direct from my AMD Tech rep that is worthy of consideration.
This particular Notebook has at it’s heart AMD’s new “Fusion” class core which uses a very special CPU (brain x4) and GPU (visuals) together within what most think of as the CPU, now aplee called an “APU”. The core has a minimum implementation standard that adheres to certain military toughness standards making this Notebook tougher and faster than most all in this same class! I so like things that Last!
Exact System Specifications:
> A8-4500m APU (Quad Core + GPU)
> APU operates at 1.9GHz Turbo to 2.8!
> GPU is a AMD Radeon 7640 (Good!)
> 4GB DDR3 1333 Dual Channel Memory
> 500GB Hard Drive (plenty of room!)
> 17.3” LED Display (1600 x 900 resolution!)
> Windows 8 64bit (done right!)
> 2.3 years Full Replacement Warranty
> 6.5 lbs. (not bad for a 17.3 Notebook)
> Has wireless but you can shut it off
> Has ethernet if you want to plug in
> Has DVD Burner / Player!
> Elegant GUI for elegant people!
> Everything you could need - Done!
> Notebook is presented to you at my cost!
> Prep & optimization takes 8 hrs.
> I charge $300 flat fee
> Includes delivery
> Includes Training!
I found a lovely 17.3” AMD “Fusion” based Notebook that I think will work wonderfully for you and that is priced nicely at $555 (ironically) and includes a very powerful Quad Core processor (really good!) & video controller (good), 4GB DDR3 memory (good), 500GB hard drive (acceptable) and a nice 2.3 year warranty (good).
I was practically heartbroken when I found out Apple had discontinued their beautiful (if I can use that word in regard to technology) 17” Laptop, now only offering 15” & 13” units. That was one very sweet unit, from a geeks standpoint anyway...
That said, it is also true that the industry does seem to be deemphasizing the larger display class so I do recommend that you snap this up before our choices diminish any further. Not to put pressure at all, but I really just want you to get something that serves you extra specially nice!
Yep, that is my actual Win7 & Win8 Desktop!