HP 15.6" Quad-Core Laptop

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HP 15.6" Quad-Core Laptop
Price: $349.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Friday, Mar 21 to Monday, Mar 24) + transit
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Solid review (4 out of 5 stars) over at laptopmag.com

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I think that might be a wrong model

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::ugh:: win 8…make it stop! O_o

I agree. Couldn’t stand to look at the Windows 8 crap. I’ve the classic bar installed to deal with it.

This seems to be a good notebook for average use and light gaming. The fact that it has a discrete graphics chip is a major plus.

The rest of the specs seem decent for the price except for the on-board LAN; only 10/100. It is probably not a deal breaker for a vast majority of people but I still hook up ye olde wire for large transfers.

A word on Graphics and Gaming:
I’m in the market for a new laptop to play games so the graphics chip is very important to me. With most of the laptop deals here on Woot I get as far as the graphics chip, see that it’s “Intel HD” and… “NOPE”.

The Radeon 8400 on this particular unit is decent but not quite a workhorse, here’s a link to an in depth review for the graphics chip specifically:

In short: If you aren’t planning on doing heavy gaming this is a great deal IMHO. If you need a lot of graphical horsepower then you may want to look elsewhere.

new at Staples, same processor, but 750HD, same price

Indeed–this isn’t a great deal. The one at Staples has the same processor, more memory, and a bigger HD. http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-15-N028US-15-inch-Laptop/product_275820

Staples. $349.99 after $50 mail in rebate.
•AMD A6 Quad Core Processor
•6GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
•750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
•15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)
•SuperMulti DVD burner
•802.11b/g/n WLAN
•Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
•HP TrueVision HD Webcam
•DTS Sound: Dynamic and subtle nuances provide rich sounds for a concert-like experience
•Dimensions: 0.89 in (H) x 15.18 in (W) x 10.16 in (D) (5.05 lb)
•Lithium ion battery; Up to 4 hours and 15 minutes of battery life
•Windows 8
•1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll-Free Support
It has a DVD Burner !!!

http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-15-N028US-15-inch-Laptop/product_275820

The HD8400 is not a discrete GPU. It is integrated with the processor. So keep in mind that the processor will be sharing its abilities with the graphics cores.

This processor is a few generations old, but might still keep up with some modern games on low/medium. For this kind of use, these processors are pretty good. Not as power efficient as intel i3, i5. I just bought a laptop with an A6 from the mothership, and I am very happy.
If windows 8 is a problem for you, there are a few Windows 7 laptops for about the same price like the lenovo e545 with very similar specs and (imo) better build quality