Futureshop and Bestbuy boxing day deals

Matt Welke

Limp Gawd
Mar 17, 2004
Hi guys, for those who haven't already seen them, I've condensed the list of deals offered, provided by redflagdeals, to show the PC/Netbook/Laptop deals:


HP Vision Desktop w/AMD Athlon II 530 Quad Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, Radeon HD 4200 - $399.99
Acer Netbook with Intel Atom N450, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard Drive - $179.99
Compaq 15.6" Laptop w/AMD V-120 Processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, Radeon 4250 Graphics - $249.99
Acer 15.6" Laptop w/Intel COre i3-370m, 4GB RAM, 640GB HD, DVDRW - $449.99
Acer 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Core i5-460m, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, DVDRW - $549.99

Bestbuy Online Only:

HP 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4500, 3GB RAM, 250GB HD, DVDRW - $299.99
Toshiba 10.1" Netbook w/Intel Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD - $199.99

Futureshop Online Only:

Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop w/Pentium Dual-Core T4500, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD - $329.99
HP 15.6" Pavillion Laptop w/Core i3-370m, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD - $479.99
HP 15.6" Laptop w/Phenom II Triple-Core N850, 4GB RAM, 640BD - $479.99
HP Pavillion PC w/AMD Athlon II 635 Quad Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HD - $399.99
Refurbished Compaq 15.6" Laptop w/AMD Athlon Dual-Core P320, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD - $299.99
HP Pavillion PC w/AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1GB HD, Radeon 3000 Integrated Graphics - $399.99
HP Pavillion PC w/AMD Phenom II 830 Quad-Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, Wireless networking - $469.99

All prices in $CAD.

On this topic, I'm eyeing two of the laptops available, the Compaq with the AMD V-120, and the HP with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4500. At $50 more (and just $300 in total), I'm thinking it's worth it going the step up and getting the HP. Can anyone provide any input? What are the differences in CPU performance one could expect from those two chips?