I was at Best Buy yesterday and found an Quad Core AMD A8-4500M for 429.00. It is not on sale, but it is the cheapest A8 I've found by a bit. I couldn't find it on their website, and neither could they when purchasing. I wanted to verify it had Hdmi...but they let me open it in store.
Keyboard is soft, but responsive. Screen is bright. Sound is clear. It has Dolby Digital. Numeric keypad. It comes with a free copy of Dirt 3 from Steam. Be Gentle....
Sku 5688596 Model v3-551-8887
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VISION Technology by AMD Makes your digital photos and Web sites look amazing and gives a boost to digital music playback. AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics For optimal performance. 4GB DDR3 dual-channel memory For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM. 15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display With CineCrystal technology, 1366 x 768 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio showcases movies and games in stunning clarity. 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm) Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics With up to 512MB shared video memory support Unified Video Decoder 3.2 (UVD3.2), OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL 3.2, OpenEXR High-Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0 and Microsoft DirectX 11; HDMI output. Media control function keys Offer quick and easy access to commonly used functions. 1.3MP HD webcam with built-in microphone Captures video in 1280 x 1024 resolution and makes it easy to chat with and send video mail to family and friends. Multiformat digital media card reader Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats. 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) Connect to the Internet without wires. Bluetooth 4.0 + HS interface Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player. Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection. Weighs only 5.7 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin For easy portability. Numeric keypad enables you to quickly type numbers. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more. Software package included With Adobe Reader 10 and more. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately). ENERGY STAR qualified Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. AMD, AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD PowerNow!, HyperTransport and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
posted: Aug. 26, 2012 @ 5:17p
I was also looking at the $299 ($285 with red card) Target deal, with a B950 CPU. This one adds USB 3.0 and BT, which is nice.
A8-4500M CPU seems to be better too, but I am not sure by how much. Benchmarks place it way higher than B950. But real world performance might not be as large of a difference.
I think GPU (graphics) for games would be much better than B950 in the Target deal. If you game, then this one would be better. Still on the lower end, but for the price, it does not seem bad at all.
Assuming you have a red card, then this deal is ~$145 more. I am debating whether it is worth it for the USB 3.0 port, BT, slightly better CPU performance, and nice GPU performance boost. Leaning towards worth it.
Can someone share additional information on these CPUs?
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posted: Aug. 26, 2012 @ 6:45p
This laptop is WAY better than a Pentium/Celeron B950 laptop. Far superior GPU, superior CPU, USB3, HDMI, the works.
posted: Aug. 27, 2012 @ 1:54a
If you count Target Redcard 5%, then you should count AMEX/BB $20 off $200, making this $409.
posted: Aug. 27, 2012 @ 1:56a
Not bad for the price. Wished it had 2 x USB3 to do fast transfer between externals.
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posted: Aug. 27, 2012 @ 3:07a
adentty said: where is the link
It is the third post...posted by FrugalFreak.
posted: Aug. 28, 2012 @ 1:33p
I have a $500 bb gift card and plan on using it for a new laptop. I dont know too much about computers, is this going to be my best deal for something around $500? Just using it for browsing, music, stuff like that.
Prices are 399.99-449.99 AR.... AMD A-6-4455M / Icore i5-3210M / AMD A8-4500M (2 HPs and 1 Toshiba pro) open link and open each page... $50 HP Rebate and $100 Student Rebate (all have Win 8 rebate) Make sure you do the math... they have NOT figured all rebates in their so called price.
Also... NEW COUPON FOR 17.3" LAPTOP HP Pavilion g7-2022us - 17.3" has $100 off Coupon.... 749.99 -100(Instant Saving) -100(Coupon) -50(HP rebate) = $499.99. Not available in all stores. While supplies last. Item no. 933520 Coupon Linky exp. 9/1/12
Best Buy in Memphis, TN had these laptops on clearance for $429 - 30% = $300! Great price for this laptop! The boy in blue said was due to the fact that they were Windows 7 machines. They had a couple left, but I bought one of them.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 9:43p
jcd3 said: Best Buy in Memphis, TN had these laptops on clearance for $429 - 30% = $300! Great price for this laptop! The boy in blue said was due to the fact that they were Windows 7 machines. They had a couple left, but I bought one of them.
Which BB in Memphis?
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 9:55a
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posted: Dec. 6, 2012 @ 7:44a
A smart phone for a laptop............................
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