Momma Told Me: Best Buy's HP TouchSmart #AMDFX APU Processor Was Designed With Gamers Like Me In Mind

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Best Buy's HP TouchSmart #AMDFX APU Processor Was Designed With Gamers Like Me In Mind

This #AMDFX 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.
Momma Told Me: Soon you'll be a video game character!

When I was a little girl, my parents were just starting their life together and, we lived in a small 2 bedroom condo. As far back as I can remember Pop was always fascinated by modern electronics, especially those consumers could own and bring into their home. We were early adopters and though we didn't have room for an office, Momma knew how important it was for my Pop to have a recreation space all his own. In our dining room (which was really just the other open half of our living room) sat a giant oak scroll-top desk with a massive computer monitor inside it. The desk, which still sits in my father's home today, not long after had a smaller version placed directly beside it at my demand.

Much to Momma's dismay, once I was old enough to move from Pop's lap to my own computer desk, I quickly adopted the gaming interests of my father. We played Monkey Island, DOOM, HEX, Myst, and pretty much anything we could dual screen or server share on. You might even say these extended interactions on my Pop's 'team' even made me favor PC gaming over the emerging console trend, as I grew up.
As you know I went to college to work towards a degree in Game Arts and Design fueled by the memories of late night co-op missions and many anti social hours spent on the SIMS in high school. Unfortunately, the past 10 years haven't left me much time to follow my passion of gaming. It turns out going to school, and working 3 jobs to pay off said school (loans,) is quite time consuming and exhausting. The last thing I had time for was clock out of my management job and into another managing role as a raid leader. Thankfully, I've grown, and I've found my own financial stability- which has enabled me to resume my favorite PC MMORPG game, World Of Warcraft. And boy have I ever resumed it- in about a year I have logged over 40 days of cumulative time logged into my server and toon (character!)
Serious gamers need serious gaming PCs. They demand a device that can handle extended, continual, use and extreme multitasking, as well as one that's versatile enough to keep up with the latest graphics cards, peripheral devices and communication accessories. I own multiple computers- a very expensive and advanced desktop for photo editing and image manipulation/web design, a gaming device strictly for the extended hours spent logged into WOW (World of Warcraft) servers- with very specific specification and device modifications for optimal communication and in game use, and a 'thrasher' laptop meant to keep me connected and (for the most part) working during travel and on the go. Unfortunately, my gaming laptop recently bit the big one and I've been logging some serious hours on a device that is not intended for intense graphics and network processing, let alone the online communication needed for live chat.
When I log on to my gaming platform (which right now is 24/7 as a background process on a thrasher computer) I also run a game add-on client and TeamSpeak (online chat) application, as well as several browser tabs of game guides and references. The add on client is essentially patching my game to modify it's interface appearance and operation WHILE I am using the game, so the PC is essentially processing the functions of 2 games simultaneously- and this isn't your Momma's 8 bit Atari, folks! I often experience crashing and lags regularly, which can really annoy the people I'm playing with. It's clearly time for me to replace my old gaming PC with a new dedicated device.

In our household we like to invest in compatible products, that means printers, tablets, laptops, and desktops that all made by the same parent brand, which so happens to be HP. We recently upgraded our old HP printer to an Envy- and have been blown away with how easy it communicates with and interfaces with our other household HP devices. Naturally, the HP #AMDFX special edition SPU ENVY TouchSmart 15.6" laptop is at the of my list for potential gaming PC replacements.
Featuring AMD's most powerful mobile processor the new FX APU powered notebook delivers the processing power of 10 computer cores for lightening fast, responsive multitasking and productivity.
The AMD FX Special Edition APU 15.5" HP ENVY TouchSmart laptop is exclusively available through Best Buy, where I know I can get a hands on try before you buy experience guided by knowledgeable staff, free of commission. We are already planning our visit to the Best Buy showroom where we'll get to put the audio and video processing (necessary for elite gaming) to the test. Of course if you can't quite make it into the store to check out this amazing gaming and multitasking PC in person, you can also take advantage of free shipping on order $35, year-round at Best Buy.com.
Of course you don't have to partake in PC gaming to find the value in this Best Buy exclusive laptop- The AMD FX APU processor is a must have for anyone who does extensive graphics or video editing, or heavily entertainment streaming! Who in your home would get the most use out of having an HP laptop with AMD's most powerful mobile processor inside? Would they be gaming? Streaming? Creating?

What Daughter Says: The only thing silly about gaming is time wasted trying to actually play a game. Upgrade your PC today to stay connected and make the most of your time logged in.
 

24 comments:

  1. This is a really great laptop! Not many laptops can run a game as intensive as WOW so smoothly.

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  2. This would be great for my husband. He is a big gamer!

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  3. That's a powerful laptop. Most laptops bog way, way down when you run two programs so intensive simultaneously.

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  4. That looks like an amazing laptop! I want one!

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  5. This is fantastic! My husband is a total gamer and is in need of a laptop. I will show this to him to see if it meets his criteria. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very cool. I know my husband would love this!

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  7. This is awesome! My hubby is a gamer, so I am passing this onto him!

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  8. What a great gadget. Gaming for my kids and blogging for me - what a great product!

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  9. This laptop sounds awesome for gaming. I'd appreciate the processing power of the laptop too!

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  10. We don't have any gamers in our family, yet.. I'm sure when my kids are a little older they will be into this!

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  11. See, I grew up with Pac Man and the Atari. We moved into Myst and our first Xbox in college. Sadly, I barely have time to read, let alone play on my computer (sigh... my Sims days are gone!), but I do have an HP Envy and love it. :) Now I just use it for browsing Pinterest and watching Craftsy classes.

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  12. My son is a big gamer and I think he would really enjoy the HP TouchSmart from Best Buy.

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  13. My laptop is getting a little wonky. I think it may be time for a new one.

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  14. My son is a big gamer, but still too young for how own laptop. May have to get one just so he can use it!

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  15. Not a gamer myself but this computer looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This sounds like a great laptop. I could really use a new one. I'm not much of a gamer, but I do enjoy playing a few games on the computer. My kids love to play them too.

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  17. My boyfriend is also a gamer :) that is awesome that you went to school for Game Arts and Design, I didn't know that was a major. The laptop sounds great too.

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  18. My Hubby is a huge gamer and would love this. Sounds like a fabulous laptop and he would get such use out of it. Thanks for sharing...

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  19. Since I don't game a lot of that went way over my head but I'm very glad you are so happy with the system. I know you really enjoy the gaming world.

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  20. I love HP products. The last HP laptop i had lasted me years and my daughter now uses it. I am looking too replace my current computer. I will have to go take a look at this one.

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  21. Wow what a great laptop! I'm not much of a gamer, but this would be a great computer for my son.

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  22. We are all gamers here. But I'd like this most!

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  23. My son would love this one. He is a total gamer. HP makes some great products!

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  24. I appreciate your knowledge as a gamer on the FX APU powered notebook. I have a gaming computer (inherited from my son) and I find it has so much more uMPH than a basic pc (even though I don't game). I always feel like I learn something new about you, when I read your indepth articles.

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