Which one of these can satisfy my desire

kinglover12

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i want a computer that can play full HD movies 1920x1200 with out pausing/lagging/spiking etc
i found some comps but i don't know which ones can do it

my monitor is 24inch diagonal



can you guys take a look my choices and tell me which one is good!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883147971

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103371

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883147829

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Studio+XPS+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1.5TB+Hard+Drive/2633088.p?id=1218341070488&skuId=2633088

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Elite+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1TB+Hard+Drive/2670382.p?id=1218343205627&skuId=2670382

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3395068.p?id=1218399199264&skuId=3395068

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+XPS+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3152075.p?id=1218380510247&skuId=3152075

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3395059.p?id=1218399239183&skuId=3395059

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Elite+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3530344.p?id=1218410279430&skuId=3530344

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Elite+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3158051.p?id=1218380523178&skuId=3158051
 
HD movies at 1920x1200 is easy, there is no need for any system with as much CPU power as any of those listed for a simple task like that. I would look into one of the mid level AMD Fusion APU systems, they should help keep the budget low and their integrated graphics is more than enough. Another option would be an intel system based around an i3 2100, might want a low end discrete GPU to use instead of its IGP, but its integrated is good enough for basic HD playback.
 

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vitornob

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AMD Fusion APU have an IGP stronger than a lot of low end discrete GPU.
If u buy this AMD:
1- please check the video card list comparative at the end of the last month Best Video Cards to buy. Or u're risking to buy a weaker discrete GPU than ur IGP.
Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,3018-7.html

2- Read a bit about this APU.
Link 1: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4448/amd-llano-desktop-performance-preview
Link 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975.html