HP ProBook 4525s Quad Core Laptop $399 from Orange IT

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Well I was browsing for a new notebook and found this. I haven't seen a laptop with that kind of performance come close price wise. Apparently there are 11 left.

Processor AMD Phenom Quad X4 P960 1.80GHz
Storage 640 GB SATA II
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Display 15.6 Diagonal High-Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB video memory
Camera 2MP webcam
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Card Reader 5 in 1 Digital Media Reader
Battery 6 Cell Battery
Operation System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Warranty 1 Year Official

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    looks good if youre happy to use a mouse :)

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs...

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    What would this be like with pc games ?

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      about i3 performance with all cores used

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        Depends, first gen I3 which at this price point it is competing with use the terrible intel graphics solution which if you are going to any games with any sort of demand on a GPU this will blast out of the water. Second gen this should still be better but how much I am unsure of.

        Also depends what you are doing, this will be better multitasking.

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      Depends on the games…

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      It's going to perform OK with that Graphics Card provided the game isn't too demanding. Not going to play at High quality settings, but should handle most things you throw at it on Low to Medium.
      For the price, seems like a good deal to me.

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      It should be able to play the majority of games on low settings. Great for lightweight gaming. Portability it won't be great since its a 15" laptop. Trackpad isn't great either.

      It's a great price for a laptop of this calibur but at the end of the day it is a 550ish dollar laptop. Don't expect it to be amazing.

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    should i get this one, for $399, or this one: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8503 for $569 after cashback??

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      They're not really comparable.
      The other is 50% more expensive and it shows in the specs.

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      Well performance wise that laptop is better.

      However you are talking about a 670 dollar laptop with a cashback you will get in about 3 months+ time. Hardly the same.

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        perhaps i should've framed my question a little better. my budget is $600, and i've found the lenovo which seems the best spec for that price that i can find. but do i save myself $200 instead, and i won't really notice the difference between this cheaper one and the lenovo??

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          Depends what you're doing..
          Pure Gaming - go for the Lenovo.
          Otherwise save your money

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          For an AMD 5470 I would say its a low mid end graphic card, I am using a 1GB variant of it, and it performs pretty ok, in a low to medium setting with full resolution, with anti-aliasing off.

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      This one is selling for 499 at Orangeit after cashback if my memory serves.

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        Yep, 599 with 100 dollars cashback 499.
        http://www.orangeit.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=13...

        I personally hate cashback offers though. It always takes them far to long for them to get the money to you.

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          In this case I reckon the guy above should go with the Lenovo one.

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          that one has 4gb ram and 500gb hard drive; the one i posted has 6gb ram and 750gb hard drive.

          i ended up buying it from harris technology - price beaten by 5%, so $535 after cashback. now to put in the cashback claim…

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    tempted to get it, or should wait till ultrabooks prices drop?

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      Personally I don't like 15.6 inch laptops and want to get an 13" AMD e450 and although not as powerful as this laptop I use will only be doing a light workload and there should be some out soon which will be hitting the same price point. The e450 should be able to handle any of my lightweight gaming needs.

      The MSI x370 is what I am looking at but the cheapest I can find it so far is 550. I am waiting for the price drop since it is not urgent I get a new laptop.

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    Pretty much the same price as what they list on eBay. Will wait a few weeks to see if there are any other good deals otherwise will get one off there.

    Should add shipping costs to title

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      Whenever I buy from them I always pick the item up in the shop.

      I wouldn't have any idea how expensive the shipping is.

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      no it cheaper on their website than the ebay site

      well for me it is

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        Obviously they have to factor the relevant Ebay fees. Paypal may be costly as well.

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    "AMD Phenom II P960 is a quad core processor clocked at 1.80 GHz. The missing Level 3 Cache is one reason that leads to its slow performance. Single threaded applications will show slow performance, but the multithreaded applications or software written to take advantage of the 4 cores are expected to be fast.

    Phenom ii X4 P960 should be good if your application need multi threads running in parallel. In single threaded applications, its performance may not turn out to be as great. Intel’s dual Core i5 and even some core i3 processors ( take a look at core i3-380M), should surpass in performance"

    http://starredreviews.com/amd-phenom-ii-p960-specs-and-bench...

    That doesn't mean much to me but may be useful info for you.

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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-P960-Notebook-...

    'The single thread performance should be between a 1.5 GHz and 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. If all four cores are used in benchmarks, the performance may reach the level of a Core i3 processor.'

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