HP ProBook 4540s
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    One of the top sellers on TigerDirect
    Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
    Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
    Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
    Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
    Battery life is unknown.
    Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
    GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
    15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
    Weight of 5.4 lbs is typical for this screen size
    Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
    Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
    No integrated webcam; will need separate webcam purchase for video chat (or camera information unavailable)
    Processing power may not be sufficient for computation intensive tasks such as simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption, etc
    Basic Specs
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M
    4 GB RAM
    5.4 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
    500 GB hard drive
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
     3.70 stars (39 user reviews)
    BatteryNot avail
    Display
    15.6"
    1366 x 768
    Camera
    Other Specs
    5.4 lbs overall weight
    14.8" x 1.1" x 10.1"
    DVDRW
    PortsNot avail
    Resources
     3.7 stars (39 user reviews)
    I found this laptop at a TigerDirect retail store for $650, same exact specs. Boots up Windows fast, and also comes with Windows 8 OS discs (which i'm not using anytime soon!). Keys are soft-touch, bu... I had a 10 yr. old HP with Windows XP. It is just wonderful to have Windows 7. The machine is a powerhouse for me. I am not that knowledgeable about computers and was afraid I would have problems sett... My daughter received this laptop brand new through school and has been using it daily for 5 months. Up until two weeks ago we had no problems. Everything worked just fine for a fourth graders use. ... I have an 11 yr old with special needs. He uses his elbows and as such can't use a touchscreen electronic. He used to have a WinXP desktop that WinXP support ends next year and needs a new OS. So this... Great specs here for the price. Gotta love Windows 7, and it doesn't hurt that they threw in Windows 8 license just in case you want to upgrade. Fast and quiet machine. Came with a lot of bloatware wh... I originally bought the Acer Aspire Ultrabook with Windows 8, but when I got it up and running I hated it. Returned it and got this bad boy. I love that it comes with Windows 7. It is just an all arou... Pleased so far (1 month) -very fast - love Windows 7 - was considering an i7 but this is as fast as my i7 desktop - screen must be viewed directly and not from much of an angle... Very pleased with the unit. Exactly what I ordered. No complaints. It is an enjoyable experience to have web pages and applications up in milliseconds rather than minutes....
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    A core i3 processor is a solid, affordable choice for the heavy majority of people. If you use your computer for basic tasks such as word processing, email, surfing the web, etc., a Core i3 processor is more than enough to handle all of that with ease.
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    The i3 offers moderate all-around performance and is often found in budget-oriented systems. Core i3 is suitable for Productivity, Multi-tasking, Basic Graphics, Multimedia.
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