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Lenovo H535 Desktop PC: AMD A10-5700 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Radeon HD 7660D, WiFi N, DVDRW, Win 8 $350 @ Staples B&M Only

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Here is a popular FP deal from the past. Available only in-store at this price. You can reserve online if your local store has it. I am not sure if the in-store coupon would apply to kiosk orders.

Lenovo H535 Desktop: (previous FP thread)

Lenovo H535-57317328 Desktop PC (Model: 57317328) [staples.com] (Item# 57448)

$449.99 - $100 off coupon [staples.com] = $349.99 + tax
  • AMD Quad-Core A10-5700 3.4GHz Processor (Trinity), 65W TDP
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Radeon HD 7660D (integrated)
  • DVD Burner
  • Media Card Reader
  • USB 3.0
  • Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Windows 8
  • 1-Year Warranty
In-Store Coupon Code: 65002

Lenovo H505/520/535 Hardware Maintenance Manual [lenovo.com]
Lenovo H5 Series User Guide [lenovo.com]

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#31
Quote from spydersdeals69 View Post :
I wouldn't say in "EVERY" way. AMD is more proficient at multi-taking, while the intels are better at doing single functions.
The differences aren't that dramatic either...think of tenths of a second differences for either and the term "blown away" becomes fairly moot.
The only reason AMDs are normally better at multitasking is because they have some 8 core processors and even those barely break even with i7s. These AMD APUs, at least on the CPU side, would be destroyed by an i3, let alone an i5. Their upside comes in the graphics capabilities, which far outstrip the Intel integrated offerings that come with the i* chips.

This means these APUs (AMD A* series) are relatively decent gaming processors by themselves, without even adding a second card. You couldn't expect to play Battlefield 4 on max settings on a high resolution monitor, but if you have realistic expectations of gaming without a discrete graphics card, this should meet or exceeds those expectations in every case.
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#32
Would this PC handle medium graphics of current games? Sorry, I'm not familiar with AMD processors/graphics cards. What would be the intel equivalent? Thanks in advance
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#33
Quote from GeorgeMcFly View Post :
I'm a bit behind the times.. I keep getting told to NOT buy AMD anymore.. Apparently the intel i3/i5/... series blows away the AMDs in every way?
Not true. I have three AMD systems in my house:
A8 Llano - htpc and light gaming
an older AMD x2 240 dual core with a cooler master hyper 212 and a radeon 7770 (better than the A8)
AMD fx 6300 six core/cooler master hyper 212 evo, radeon 7850 - main gaming rig.

You will spend way more money on an intel system, as the processors are more expensive (and powerful) and you will need to purchase a video card as well.
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz is about $120, has six cores, and is plenty powerful when paired with 8 gigs of RAM and even a lowly 7770 video card.
With the money saved you can purchased a 128 gig SSD - and that's an upgrade you will really notice.
In the end, it's all about how much money you want to spend. And how many FPS you desire.
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#34
Quote from charlestaft258 View Post :
Would this PC handle medium graphics of current games? Sorry, I'm not familiar with AMD processors/graphics cards. What would be the intel equivalent? Thanks in advance
Based on my own experience with AMD A series GPU's, I would say low to medium based on the game.
If you're a serious PC gamer, you'll buy a video card. I bought a 7770 for $89, and later, a 7850 for $129 with 3 awesome games.
If you're on a budget, this PC is hard to beat. Plus, you can always add a video card later. Just be sure to check the power requirements of the video card or you'll have to upgrade the PC's power supply.
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#35
Chiming in on the gaming capabilities. I have the year before this model (llano) with only the integrated graphics and it playes minecraft on high over 60 fps, and Rift maybe 30 on low-medium settings.

When comparing to Intel, you have to ask what is "good enough," which nearly all processors today are. Unless you are encoding a lot of videos/photoshopping, or number crunching, you will be fine with Intel or AMD.

I must also caution that "Kaveri" will be out in about 2 months, which is a major update, and will be able to crossfire with the new AMD discrete GPUS, whereas Trinity and Llano are only able to effectively crossfire with the VLIW4 chips. 7670 and below, IIRC.

EIther way, this is a decent price, but not a steal. I'd recommend waiting until BF. -Cheers!
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#36
Quote from Confuzzled77 View Post :
Chiming in on the gaming capabilities. I have the year before this model (llano) with only the integrated graphics and it playes minecraft on high over 60 fps, and Rift maybe 30 on low-medium settings.

When comparing to Intel, you have to ask what is "good enough," which nearly all processors today are. Unless you are encoding a lot of videos/photoshopping, or number crunching, you will be fine with Intel or AMD.

I must also caution that "Kaveri" will be out in about 2 months, which is a major update, and will be able to crossfire with the new AMD discrete GPUS, whereas Trinity and Llano are only able to effectively crossfire with the VLIW4 chips. 7670 and below, IIRC.

EIther way, this is a decent price, but not a steal. I'd recommend waiting until BF. -Cheers!
Thank you for this info, it's def a great price, but I don't want to commit until I see BF deals.
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#37
This is an okay deal if you want the system... the last deal I saw for an A10 desktop was $280, but it had less ram (4gb) and was refurbished:
http://slickdeals.net/f/6365356-refurbished-famous-brand-debranded-hp-desktop-pc-amd-a10-5700-3-4ghz-4gb-ddr3-ram-1tb-hdd-radeon-hd-7660d-graphics-card-reader-usb-3-0-win-8-280-free-shipping-newegg?v=1

As far as whether people out there should get this system: it's only worth getting if you want the integrated graphics to play games on. This has superior intergrated graphics to any Intel cpu, so it'll be better for games if you don't add an external video card. But if you add an external card, you're losing that advantage. (Unless you bother with crossfire, but that's a complication not worth getting in to...) If you don't play games, an Intel i3 will be about as fast, at least as cheap, and more power efficient.

For gaming, this isn't going to be as good as a discrete card, but it should be able to play all current games, but not always at medium settings. It will blow away any Intel integrated graphics though. But if you have just a little bit more money to spend you'd probably be better off getting an i3 system and adding an external graphics card.
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#38
delete wrong thread
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#39
Quote from Holysmoke View Post :
I can't believe I got an i3 laptop for $116.50 after easy rebate and coupon


Product Name 14-b010us
Product Number C2K01UA
Microprocessor 1.50GHz 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2377M Processor
Microprocessor Cache 3MB L3 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Memory Slots 2 user accessible
Video Graphics Intel HD graphics 3000
Display 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM hard drive
Network Card 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing dual speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard
Pointing Device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button
External Ports Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards and Multimedia cards

2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0

1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

1 HDMI

1 RJ-45 (LAN)

1 Headphone-out/Microphone-in combo jack
Dimensions 13.66 in (W) x 9.37 in (D) x 0.81 in (min H)/ 0.83 in (max H)
Weight 3.96 lb
Power 65W AC adapter

4-Cell 37WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion battery
ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
How? Insane deal if it's replicable.
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#40
I will post in the $100 staples coupon thread
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#41
Quote from charlestaft258 View Post :
Thank you for this info, it's def a great price, but I don't want to commit until I see BF deals.
Ugh.. I was debating on buying one I found.. but I feel the same way since BF is just around the corner. If this were $250, I'd jump on it. $350 just seems like a semi-slick deal.
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#42
not avaiable around my area...
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#43
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I'm a bit behind the times.. I keep getting told to NOT buy AMD anymore.. Apparently the intel i3/i5/... series blows away the AMDs in every way?
Quote from charlestaft258 View Post :
Would this PC handle medium graphics of current games? Sorry, I'm not familiar with AMD processors/graphics cards. What would be the intel equivalent? Thanks in advance
Thank you to all the users who commented on this deal and on the AMD A-series APUs' performance specifically. Here is the info I posted in the previous FP thread (and a link to a review):

Quick comparison of the i3 and A10 performance:

A10-5700 is insignificantly slower than i3 but has much better graphics. This PC is a great option for those who are not planning any upgrades: Open the box, hook it up and use it for a few years as is. Set it and forget it kind of thing. More specifically:
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This processor slash graphics hybrid symbiosis called APU remains hard to beat in terms of features performance and well all the goodness you can expect from a great APU. Value and fun is what the platform offers. Our conclusion stands, a A10 5700 with an A75 or A85X based motherboard for normal daily usage is just fine, it's great for HTPCs and even a game or two albeit in lower resolutions.
AMD A10 5700 review - Introduction - Guru3D.com [guru3d.com]
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win 7
that was the most useless post EVER.
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#45
I went ahead and got one(last one-returned box). Was going to wait for BF but after looking over the past 2 BF sales,noticed that the desktops usually are discounted about $120-$200 off original prices. Since with the $100 coupon, this PC is discounted $200 I decided I to get it so I can cross off one thing I don't have to look for during the BF scramble. It's for general use for my wife just for surfing the web...This should be ok for her for the next 3-4yrs....The one she's using now still has Windows XP. So it's a big upgrade for her....
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