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Does HP put laptop motherboards in their desktop PCs?

  1. #11


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    No, we were shopping for the traditional desktop towers, like the Pavilion, with an Intel i3 processor, not an all-in-one.

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  2. #12


    Then, as others have said the guy had no idea.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Newegg.com - Acer AXC-603-UR10 Desktop PC Intel Pentium J2900 Processor 2.41GHz 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 8.1

    HP 110 Desktop PC (AMD E1 2500 / 1TB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) - English : Everyday Computing - Best Buy Canada

    Two examples of a desktop PC made with laptop components. The CPU's in both is a laptop CPU, and the motherboards have been modified to fit in a micro ITX case. In fact if you look at the pictures of the Acer you can clearly see the typical laptop motherboard memory slot on it. They also have about as much upgradeability as a laptop.

    So no the salesman wasn't shooting you a line (don't believe I'm defending a BB salesman, but there are some honest ones). Basically comes down to having to do a little bit more research if you're looking for an off the shelf PC.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
    Newegg.com - Acer AXC-603-UR10 Desktop PC Intel Pentium J2900 Processor 2.41GHz 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 8.1

    HP 110 Desktop PC (AMD E1 2500 / 1TB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) - English : Everyday Computing - Best Buy Canada

    Two examples of a desktop PC made with laptop components. The CPU's in both is a laptop CPU, and the motherboards have been modified to fit in a micro ITX case. In fact if you look at the pictures of the Acer you can clearly see the typical laptop motherboard memory slot on it. They also have about as much upgradeability as a laptop.

    So no the salesman wasn't shooting you a line (don't believe I'm defending a BB salesman, but there are some honest ones). Basically comes down to having to do a little bit more research if you're looking for an off the shelf PC.
    I think its just a misunderstanding, there's a difference between putting a laptop's motherboard (meaning that motherboard is not intended for a desktop fitting) and a motherboard with identical parts that a laptop motherboard has that is fitted into a micro ITX desktop case (which means that the manufacturer did not intentionally design the motherboard for a laptop). IMO
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Regardless of the shape of the motherboard, it doesn't change the fact that it is a laptop in a desktop case.
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  6. #16


    I repair computers for a living and just this past week I have seen 3 HP desktops with laptop components inside. I noticed this when I picked one up and it weighed about 1/4 of a normal desktop tower. The PC even had a laptop power adapter. There were no expansion slots and it sure looked like a laptop motherboard inside.
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