Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion p1423w OS Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista) CPU Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge Motherboard Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige Memory 16 GB 1066MHz DDR3 Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5450 Sound Card HD Realteck (Onboard) Monitor(s) Displays Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD Screen Resolution Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
Keyboard Microsoft Keyboard 2000 Mouse Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000 Case Tower Cooling Original (Fans) Hard Drives 1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs Internet Speed 1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky) Browser Firefox 19.1 Antivirus MSE-Defender
Go with the i7, and 1tb drive, and then purchase a SSD 80 gig to run as the OS drive = very fast system. . .
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Agree with Lee... provided you "can" upgrade the SSD drive. Some manufactures are making upgrading drives difficult. I have a newer Asus Zenbook Prime (UX31A-DH71) and the good news is it has a 256gig SSD drive. The bad news is its a crappy one (Sandisk) that can't be upgraded due to the size and shape - i.e. it is a proprietary drive, with a proprietary connector
Anyway being that the laptop you're looking at has a standard hard rive, you "should" be able to swap it for an SSD drive. So yeah, I agree with Lee.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom built by me OS Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center CPU Haswell i7-4770K Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 (BIOS F9) Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 gig (1866MHz) Graphics Card Sapphire R9-280 Vapor X Sound Card Soundblaster ZXR Monitor(s) Displays NEC PA242W - 24 inch Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Wave Mouse Logitech Performance MX PSU EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Case Cooler Master HAF X Cooling Corsair H100i Closed Loop Cooler Hard Drives Samsung 512gig 850 Pro SSD (OS), Samsung 256gig 840 Pro SSD (photo editing), Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB HD Internet Speed High Speed Browser IE11 Antivirus Norton Security Other Info RAM Speed: 1866MHZ @ 9-10-10-27-2T, 1.5v
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select OS Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7 CPU AMD 4400+/4200+ Motherboard Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM) Memory 2 GB/3GB Graphics Card GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210 Sound Card nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller Monitor(s) Displays Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV Screen Resolution "1842 x 1036"
Keyboard Dell Keyboard Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse PSU Works 550w Case MSI "M-Box" Cooling Water Cooled Hard Drives WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
WD My Book 1140 USB Device Internet Speed Cable Medium Speed Browser Chrome/IE 10 Antivirus Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend Other Info Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.
FYI, a Hybrid drive is not an SSD. It does have a small amount of a Solid State memory, and it does improve performance a great deal, but it's not a true SSD and has many compromise points in performance.