dealshp p6-2378 amd a8 8gb 1tb desktop (refurbished…

184
vote-for5vote-against

It's a good system, but be warned that adding any new components will require upgrading the power supply. HP is notorious for using the smallest supply that will allow the computer to turn on.

vote-for5vote-against

@thegooseisblue, I recently bought a refurb laptop that required me to burn my own recovery discs. Its the second Windows PC in two years that required me to burn my own...

vote-for5vote-against

When I'm considering a budget PC, I always check out the CPU rankings at this site:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

This AMD CPU ranks pretty good, considering. (4433- on a par with I-7 3520M)
With the Radeon graphics, and the 8 GB ram, it's not a bad system for the money. I have 3 HP sysytems, since I gave up on Dell, and haven't had any problems.

vote-for4vote-against

Just got done building my own system around the AMD A8. This refurb is a great deal imo. Picked one up for the kids and won't look back (let the munchkins learn Windows 8 first - a win/win!).

vote-for4vote-against

I am really tempted to jump all over this computer because it seems like a huge upgrade for super cheap. However I was trying to find more pics of the tower but all the pictures that come up form googling HP P6-2378 looks completely different then the one pictured on woot.

vote-for4vote-against

Anybody else notice the listing shows two different model numbers? In the title and main description, it says it's a "p6-2378," but in the "in the box" area it says "p7-1447c." The picture seems to be that of the latter, from what I've been able to google. I don't think there would be much of a difference anyway, but I'd just like to know exactly what I'm dropping $350 on before I do.

Any ideas?

vote-for4vote-against

I am waiting to see if they put this back up with clarification on the model since it hasn't been RIPd yet? Or do they just not RIP moofi deals anymore?

vote-for3vote-against

@mraquatics: Windows PCs have not included recovery media for a few years now, but you can make your own very easily and Windows will prompt you when you get everything set up. Win8 allows you to make a repair/recovery USB drive that works very well. The "auto healing" capabilities if Win8 is one of its strongest selling points.

As mentioned before, the HPs are not extremely upgrade accommodating due to the small power supply and cramped cases. As long as you aren't looking to overhaul the system or change operating systems, I have had good luck with HP.

vote-for3vote-against

@thegooseisblue:
No need for a recovery disc to do an O/S HD to SSD swap.
Here is a GREAT tutorial on how to swap your OS from a HD to an SSD.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149969-ssd-install-transfer-operating-system.html

In the tutorial they explain how to do it on the cheap (free & geeky) or how to do it using a software which is $19.99:
http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/

The Paragon software is available for free, but you need to understand Torrents ;)

I used the Paragon Software to transfer my last HP O/S from a HD to an SSD and it works AMAZINGLY. Super easy, and quite fast.

I will say this, as mentioned in the tutorial you should turn off your hibernation prior to swapping from HD to SSD. This saves roughly 8GB of space on your SSD when doing the swap.

vote-for3vote-against

@thegooseisblue: I don't believe it comes with them. I bought a hp computer off of woot and it didn't at least. BUT you can burn a recover disc during set up.

vote-for3vote-against

@thegooseisblue: This is a good question that woot! needs to answer.

The P6-2378 & P7-1447c differ in the following ways (that I can tell):

The P6 processor is the A8-5600k (100w); P7 is the A8-5500 (65w).

The P6 memory comes with 8GB; P7 comes with 10GB.

The P6 does not come with wireless support; the P7 comes with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 1X1 technology.

The P6 comes with a 6 in 1 memory card reader; the P7's is a 15 in 1.

The P6 case: Mini tower H 14.4" x W 6.4" x D 15.3", 17.6lbs.; P7: ATX H 15.55" x W 6.89" x D 16.14", 24lbs.

As you said, the picture appears to be the P7-1447c. The description seems to indicate it's the P6-2378. The "In the box" info says it's the P7-1447c.

What's up, woot!?

vote-for2vote-against

I wonder if ST warranty is available for this and how much. Looks like a good system for the money

vote-for2vote-against

@spavlis:
Good question... back when I did it, it was going from XP to W7.

Let me do some research.

*edit:
I cannot speak for the tutorial but the Paragon migrate tool v3.0 does support W8.
From their site
"What's new in Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0:
Support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012"

vote-for2vote-against

@spavlis:
Paragon offers a free trial version which will migrate W8 from an HDD to an SSD.
Link here:
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/download.html

vote-for2vote-against

Sorry to hear that. Looks like I missed out too.

vote-for2vote-against

@onomea: You can download OpenOffice. It does pretty much everything MS Office does but for free.

vote-for1vote-against

Also, anyone know if these would come with recovery discs? Can't seem to find that info. I'd want to re-install Win8 to a SSD.

vote-for1vote-against

@indetrucks: Will that tutorial work for this system, which comes with Windows 8?

vote-for1vote-against

I'm a newbie to all this in depth tech talk. I know this is plenty fast for what I do, no gaming, just movie and music and software torrents. I just don't see a hdmi port to connect my monitor. Will the vga give me 1080p pic for movies? Is there any way to install wifi on this? Thanks

vote-for1vote-against

@mikeymadness: I just lost out on the deal because I was waiting (over 3 hours) to hear back from them about which model it was. :(

vote-for1vote-against

@hobartlane: It has DVI, so you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter for a couple of bucks and just use a regular HDMI cable after that.

vote-for1vote-against

@mikeymadness: Wouldn't one need a separate audio channel unless you have a DVI+spdif to hdmi converter?

vote-for1vote-against

@spavlis: Yes - I was just thinking video, automatically thinking audio using the soundcard. My oversight, should have been clearer.

vote-for1vote-against

Sorry guys, I'm just now seeing this. The model number in the title is correct. It's the HP P6-2378.

vote-for0vote-against

any idea what kind of software comes with it? MS Word...?