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Old 12-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey, computer pros, I need your opinion!

Which computer do you think is generally better, and why?
If you could take a couple minutes and compare them it would do me a huge favor. Thanks!

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1st the processor is a quad core and the other one is a single/dual im not sure
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Default Re: Hey, computer pros, I need your opinion!

Honestly... its kind of a toss-up.

The HP is probably better as it stands. The integrated graphics on the AMD chip are much better than the Intel, and performance-wise they are comparable unless you are doing something that will utilize 4 cores (file compression, video encoding, rendering, etc...) in which case the HP is again better.
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That being said, the upgrade path is probably much better with the Lenovo.
The Intel G620 is socket 1155, which has a great selection of higher-end processors available.
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I Agree with roark with upgrading in the future but if your not upgrading hp is the better option
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Both of these computers are prebuilts which means you cannot overclock them.

Both computers have a 1TB drive, card reader, and a one year warranty.

The HP comes with 6GB of RAM, expandable to 16GB; The Lenovo comes with 6GB, expandable to 8GB. Winner = HP

The HP has a quad that does its own graphics so it probably like a tri-core when it is gaming; The Lenovo has a dual core and an onboard chip that the CPU has to run for graphics. Winner = HP

The HP has abuilt-in wireless; The Lenovo does not have onboard wireless. Winner = HP

The HP has six USB2.0 and two USB3.0 ports; The Lenovo has six USB2.0 ports. Winner = HP

If it were me I would go with the HP. You can always upgrade the PSU and graphics later to make it a more powerful game machine.
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