Conner Webb & Dailey Beasley
HP Pavilion vs. HP Envy
The first computer we chose was the HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 series. This computer and the package included with it will cost approximately $925. This laptop has a web cam, a VGA port, an HDMI port, 4 USB ports, and a memory card reader. The hard drive has 750 GB of memory on it and has 7200 RPM. The graphics are supported by Intel® HD Graphics. It has 8 GB of memory apart from the hard drive and comes with a Windows 7 operating system and cannot be upgraded to windows 8. It is protected from viruses by Norton Internet Security and has a battery life of 7 hours and 45 minutes. The package that is included in the price of this laptop includes Microsoft 2010 Home and Student, an HP x4000 wireless mouse, and an HP Photosmart printer. It is compatible with most programs including Microsoft Office and several other useful programs. This laptop on its own isn’t extremely impressive, but together with the package deal it is a very frugal choice. The second computer we chose was the HP ENVY x2 11-g 010 nr. The starting cost of this particular computer is about $849.99. The hard drive is capable of storing up to 64 GB. The HP ENVY has extremely good battery life, which will last you up to 12 hours and 15 minutes. The computers size is 11.93x8.12x0.76 inches. The software it uses is Windows 8. Capabilities include port 2 USB 2.0; 1 HMDI; 1 headphone- out/microphone-in combo. Norton Internet Security is the virus protection software installed into the computer. The Random Access Memory holds 2 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2. The graphics are supported by Intel Graphics Media Accelerator. The upgradability is not found. This computer is compatible with most programs. This computer has a lot of “bells and whistles”, but is not worth the amount of money necessary to just buy the computer. After accounting for printers, mice, software, and every other vital piece of equipment, this computer would cost well over a thousand dollars...
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