HP Pavilion 17" AMD A8 Quad-Core Laptop

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HP Pavilion 17" AMD A8 Quad-Core Laptop
Price: $359.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days (Wednesday, Aug 06 to Monday, Aug 11) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
6/10/2014 - $359.99 - 10 comment(s)
4/19/2014 - $399.99 - 37 comment(s)

7/25/2014 - $359.99 (Woot Plus)
5/12/2014 - $399.99 (Woot Plus)
4/23/2014 - $399.99 (Woot Plus)

Here’s the Passmark CPU Benchmark and the GPU Benchmark

Notebookcheck.net has some good benchmarks and analysis on the AMD A8-4500M APU and the Radeon HD 7640G GPU

Here’s some more detailed specs from PCWorld

In my opinion, this is a solid computer for the price. The A8-4500M is the previous generation of mobile APU’s from AMD (current is the 5000 series). This chip is comparable to the Intel Core i3-3000 (previous generation) series. While the Radeon HD 7640G is capable of playing relatively modern games, it is at low resolutions and low frames per second; think 1280 x 720 at 30-40 fps. If you are looking for a laptop for the kids for school or for college, this would be a good option.

Comments from a previous sale

Looks like a good choice for the price, but don’t forget it weighs almost 8 pounds. I know someone with some mobility problems and they regret getting such a beast.

4GB RAM is a no no. Everything else looks good for the price.

Wife is getting ready to deploy and I want to send her off with a more reliable laptop than the one she has now… This would be fine for basic things like Skype and movies right?

Is anyone running Ubuntu on one of these. That’s how I’d use it.

This CPU is kind of a dog. I bought a decently powerful quad-core laptop from Dell 4 or 5 years ago for $1500.

Looking at benchmarks from passmark, my 5 year old laptop is still 3x faster than this processor. This would have been considered slow 5 years ago.

Graphics are nice, but they’ll almost certainly be bottlenecked by the CPU. And the 4GB is really low for most applications today.

But, for $360… what do you want? This is what a netbook used to cost. Good deal overall.

Is there any warranty on this computer?

Does it have an SSD harddrive?

Warranty: 90 Day HP

Hard Drive: 750GB SATA (5400rpm) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection