"Mine: Quad Core AMD Blu-Ray Fingerprint Security Loaded"5.0 starson by RBCCO
Pros: My Pavilion dv7-6b57nr: AMD Quad Core A6-3400M,17.3" HD+ LED Display,750GB HD, 8192MB DDR3 SDRAM, Blu-Ray Drive, Windows 7 64-bit (included), Wireless N/A/B/G LAN & Wired, Beats Audio, and Fingerprint Security. I bought the laptop last week for $550.
Cons: The only issue was that the 750GB Drive was 5,400 RPM. However, with the $350+ saved not considering the next system that came somewhat close in features, I have no issues replacing the drive w/a 750GB 7,200 RPM unit I just purchased for $99 (new).
Summary: Top of the line system, with all the "Goodies." The Hard Drive I will replace tomorrow I find to be a non issue. I will use the original 750GB 5,400 RPM as a secondary drive. Not only do I come out way ahead in the financial part of this scenario, even with the $99 spent on the new 7,200 RPM Hard Drive, the top line specs was the biggest draw. AMD has always been my processor of choice. Not only because of the price difference, but I have purchased and used both Intel and AMD systems over the past ten years. Not only in desktops and laptops I have purchased, but also in systems I personally built myself..choosing each end every piece of equipment, from the processors, memory and cases, down to the actual screws and thermal grease I would use in my systems.
While the price of this system undoubtedly had a cost advantage due to the processor brand, I have always found AMD to work as well, if not better, in all the systems I have both used and built. Intel markets their products exceptionally well. Ask a novice about a processor and they will probably say Intel. AMD does not have the advertising budget as Intel does. Yet, their products are as good, if not better, and definitly lower priced. My system has an AMD Quad Core CPU, and it runs like a champ! On the HP front, when is the last time you saw a laptop for sale with 8-megs of memory? This is the first one I've seen...I believe ever. When it comes right down to it, this system has no eaqual at the moment, and nothing close at this price. And I have to say, this system is not just a good looking piece of equipment, which it very well is, but it will blow the doors off of anything that tries to come close at this unbelievable price.