The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.When I went off for college oh so many years ago, I went with a dual floppy Eagle portable computer. It was an early Compaq clone and it weighed in a pound and a half more than the more popular Compaq at 32 1/2 pounds. Yes, that was a PORTABLE computer. I eventually added a hard drive on a card to the machine, probably bringing it up to 35 pounds. Nowadays, 35 pound is heavy for a desktop machine.
What you can find now over at Best Buy is HP's Envy TouchSmart 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop. It is a big improvement over that early laptop I had. The TouchSmart makes multitasking a breeze so you can spend more time with your family! The Quick AMD FX series processor is great for daily tasks such as managing your personal life or streaming movies or videos and provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite youtube videos.The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)**!
Basically, you get a gaming machine with unbelievable PC performance and free shipping or free in store pickup from Best Buy. You can have the machine in as little as 45 minutes if you pickup in store, and it is on sale now for just $599.
Boy have machines changed considerably since those early Eagle computer days.
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