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Does HP put laptop motherboards in their desktop PCs?

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    Does HP put laptop motherboards in their desktop PCs?


    Had an interesting experience the other day while shopping for a new PC for my wife. The salesman (?) told us not to buy an HP desktop because HP is now putting inferior laptop motherboards in their desktops. I thought that this was a pretty wild claim, because:
    1. the connections for USB, VGA, Ethernet, etc. have to come out on the back to match up with the holes on the back of the case
    2. Similarly, the expansion slot(s) also need to line up with the back of the case

    Anyone know of any basis for this claim?

    Thanks

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    You should have slapped the salesman for being an ignorant.
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    Hi,

    I have serviced HP machines but haven't seen a laptop mobo inside a desktop yet, maybe that salesman did
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    My instincts LOUDLY told me that this was complete BS, but instead of blasting him, I just said "Wow, really?" (in my most sarcastic tone) and went on my way. Kinda reinforces my belief that the uneducated computer buyer should not go to Staples, BestBuy or the like without a knowledgeable companion in tow.
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    I can picture a desktop card slot soldered to a laptop board.
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    I've seen some Dell "All in one's" and the motherboard in these are basically a laptop with a desktop type screen. They even use an external power supply like the charger for a laptop. I suspect the HP "All in One's" are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I've seen some Dell "All in one's" and the motherboard in these are basically a laptop with a desktop type screen. They even use an external power supply like the charger for a laptop. I suspect the HP "All in One's" are the same.
    well yeah, that could be possible that he's pertaining to the all-in-one models not the usual home/business/everyday computing models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozwire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I've seen some Dell "All in one's" and the motherboard in these are basically a laptop with a desktop type screen. They even use an external power supply like the charger for a laptop. I suspect the HP "All in One's" are the same.
    well yeah, that could be possible that he's pertaining to the all-in-one models not the usual home/business/everyday computing models.
    Yea, that's a different scenario. The all in ones are basically a laptop to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by frozwire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I've seen some Dell "All in one's" and the motherboard in these are basically a laptop with a desktop type screen. They even use an external power supply like the charger for a laptop. I suspect the HP "All in One's" are the same.
    well yeah, that could be possible that he's pertaining to the all-in-one models not the usual home/business/everyday computing models.
    Yea, that's a different scenario. The all in ones are basically a laptop to begin with.
    Unless it happens to be this all-in-one: HP Z1 G2 All-In-One Workstations | HP® Official Site
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    Quote Originally Posted by furrykitten View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by frozwire View Post
    well yeah, that could be possible that he's pertaining to the all-in-one models not the usual home/business/everyday computing models.
    Yea, that's a different scenario. The all in ones are basically a laptop to begin with.
    Unless it happens to be this all-in-one: HP Z1 G2 All-In-One Workstations | HP® Official Site
    Wow! That is pretty sweet.
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