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HP Pavilion 550-150 Desktop with Core i5-6400, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, WiFi+BT, DVD-RW, Win10 Home @ $430 at Office Depot with F/S

Suryasis 1,926 1,151 April 17, 2016 at 09:38 PM in Desktop Computers (15) More Office Depot and OfficeMax Deals
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Office Depot has HP Pavilion 550-150 Small Form Factor Desktop Computer with 6th Gen Core i5-6400 3.2GHz Quad Core CPU, 8GB DDR3L Ram, 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi + Bluetooth, Keyboard & Mouse Combo, Win10 Home 64 Bit, 180W PSU @ $430 with F/S

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http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod..._-11272891

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Intel Skylake Core i5-6400 2.7GHz (3.3GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache) Quad Core CPU
  • 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz Ram
  • 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Intel HD 530 Graphics
  • 802.11n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet
  • DVD-RW
  • 4 X USB 3.0, 2 X USB 2.0
  • 2 X HDMI Out
  • 1 Mini PCI-E X1, 1 X PCi-E X16
  • 15.77lbs
  • 1 Year Warranty
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not much of a deal
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Pretty good, definitely not bad.
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180 watt AC Power Adapter (LOL)
No Bluetooth

The Dell equivalent model has both Bluetooth and a 300 watt power supply for about the same money
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Processor is quite slow: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...3512vs3511
Yabbut if you want a CPU that's "quite fast" by those standards, be prepared to spend a very significant percentage of the price of this whole machine for the CPU alone...
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Yabbut if you want a CPU that's "quite fast" by those standards, be prepared to spend a very significant percentage of the price of this whole machine for the CPU alone...
The point is that a slow i5 is no better than a good i3 and shouldn't command a premium. $430 is a lot money for a basic desktop PC. There was one very recently (may still be available) that was the same price with a GTX 950.
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Quote from blueribb View Post :
180 watt AC Power Adapter (LOL)
No Bluetooth

The Dell equivalent model has both Bluetooth and a 300 watt power supply for about the same money
Click the link and it clearly says Bluetooth(R) 4.0 wireless.

Also it's worth noting this has 2 HDMI outs, perfect for those that want dual monitors
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Click the link and it clearly says Bluetooth(R) 4.0 wireless.

Also it's worth noting this has 2 HDMI outs, perfect for those that want dual monitors.
Thanks - I missed that
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The point is that a slow i5 is no better than a good i3 and shouldn't command a premium. $430 is a lot money for a basic desktop PC. There was one very recently (may still be available) that was the same price with a GTX 950.
Buddy, have you ever heard of multi-threading. Ya, a Core i3-6100 can perform better in some games with poor multi-core optimization and depends on CPU IPC but this is by any means a not a gaming computer.
Any kind of workloads like Video and photo editing, encoding, compression, encryption, which can use good degree of Multi-threading, will perform pretty good in a Quad Core i5 than a dual Core i3.
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Any kind of workloads like Video and photo editing, encoding, compression, encryption, which can use good degree of Multi-threading, will perform pretty good in a Quad Core i5 than a dual Core i3.
That's true, but how much time does the average person spend running those things? If it is a lot, I'd call them a power user, and they'd already know they need an i7.

For web surfing and most productivity apps (and most games too), tasks are not run in parallel and single core speed is what is important. A fast dual core will beat a slower quad, which is why the i3 won in the link I posted above.
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That's true, but how much time does the average person spend running those things? If it is a lot, I'd call them a power user, and they'd already know they need an i7.

For web surfing and most productivity apps (and most games too), tasks are not run in parallel and single core speed is what is important. A fast dual core will beat a slower quad, which is why the i3 won in the link I posted above.
Bro, if anybody starts photo editing and video encoding, that does not mean they are power users or something. Doing some editing on the photos you have taken or ripping your Blu rays to small size MKV format for backup, sounds familiar, most of the users will do so and and Quad Core i5 is always a better choice, if you are getting it at almost same price of a Core i3.
And Gaming, I agree with you that some of the games depends heavily on speed and IPC of the processor rather than Multi-threading and they will run better on Core i3-6100, (anyway that's going to change soon after DirectX 12 becomes mainstream).
But this computer is not a gaming computer.

And the links you have posted, it is hard to derive something from them because those are not performed on same configuration. A Person with Core i3, running high speed Rams and faster SSD, can perform better than a Core i5 with normal memory and slower storage, specially in PC mark benchmarks.
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Quad Core i5 is always a better choice, if you are getting it at almost same price of a Core i3.
But you aren't. We've seen decent i3 systems for $200 on here recently that didn't make it to FP. There is nothing about this computer that makes it worth >2x the price.
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Could someone give me the pros and cons of a desktop w/only a 180 watt power supply vs. say a Dell w/300 watts that was mentioned in the comments section? I'm not going to be gaming or adding an enhanced graphics chip-just web browsing, email, running MS Office.
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