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 Post subject: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:02 pm 
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I'm looking for Kaveri laptops under $500 US that are available in US retailers online or physical.

any of these APUs would be fine
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A8-7100   1.8 GHz 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 20W
A10-7300  1.9 GHz 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 20W
A8-7200P  2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz DDR3-1866 35W
A10-7400P 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz DDR3-1866 35W


I see

Acer Aspire E5-551-86R8 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black) A8-7100
Acer Aspire E5-551-T5SV 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black) A10-7300
Lenovo Z50 15.6-Inch Laptop (80EC000TUS) Black A10-7300

all on amazon with prices that vary from $300 to 500 (amazon prizing bouncing around from day to day the Lenovo jumped almost a $100 the other day)

I don't care about the HD (I'll swap for a SSD) I do care about reliability, ram, screen (though all these have that less than optimal 1366 x 768 I'd rather have a x 900 screen resolution).

Not looking for Intel based laptops or older AMD APUs.

If you have any thoughts on Acer vs Lenovo or would like to add more choices...

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 Post subject: Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:49 pm 
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I don't have any direct comments...did find a Notebookcheck review of the Lenovo - mixed bag. poor keyboard and display, but very quiet.

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 Post subject: Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:04 am 
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unfortunately Anandtech posted all of the laptops mentioned in this thread (I'm sure they just found them on their own) but the extra attention sold enough of the cheaper model to make it jump in price from $310 to $406.

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