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Buying a new laptop...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by numnuts23, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    HP Pavilion dv7t - $763.15

    – Espresso Black
    – Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
    – Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz)
    – FREE Upgrade to 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    – FREE Upgrade to 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    – 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4530
    – 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
    – LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
    – [For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam Only
    – Wireless-G Card with Bluetooth
    – No TV Tuner w/remote control
    – HP Color Matching Keyboard
    – 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    – No Modem
    – Microsoft(R) Works 9.0

    Sound like a good deal?
  2. Bob Sacamano

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    looks pretty sweet to me
  3. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    – 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    – 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

    Can add these two for the final price of $871.40

    Worth it?
  4. Yeagermeister

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    The memory won't make much of a difference because the system won't recognize all 4 gb unless it's the 64 bit version of Vista. A 320gb HD is huge. Unless you download a lot of files save the extra money.
  5. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    It is 64 bit version - no price difference
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Ahh ok you said 32 bit in the original post. Go for the extra memory.
  7. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Yeah, I didn't update that - but I can have it switched to a 64 bit w/ no change in cost.
  8. xout

    xout Believer

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    Pretty good deal - I have an earlier dv7. I love it.
  9. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    Instead of a larger hard drive, see if they have a faster one. If you have the option to get a 7200RPM drive, go for that.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Personally, I don't like HP's consumer products. (well, maybe a printer) I *would* buy their servers, but I've had no reason to do that in over seven years.
  11. Bob Sacamano

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    I have an HP Desktop:D
  12. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Not an HP fan at all. The customer service is horrible from HP. It always has been.

    Not to rain on your laptop parade here but I always buy Dell. The products are great and I just can't beat the price/service from them.


    Good luck w/ the purchase.
  13. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    And your HP desktop is POOP !!! :p:


    POOP !!!!
  14. Bob Sacamano

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    it hasn't stopped me from posting on here:cool:
  15. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Pricing a Dell at the same specs is about $350 more. I've had both - typing on a Dell right now - can't say that I've had problems with either.

    I normally don't even bother calling Customer Service - I tend to find they stink no matter who they are. :D
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I own a Dell laptop and a IBM (Lenovo) Thinkpad. By far the Thinkpad is the best one unless you plan on playing 3D games on it.

    Dell looks like they have Vostros laptops on sale for $599 and up. Of course, if you know how to deal with Dell, you can kick the crap out of their website price. ;)

    Go for the bigger battery. It's worth it.
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I knew there was a reason I don't like HP desktops.....now I know why :laugh2:
  18. Bob Sacamano

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    off yourself
  19. Yeagermeister

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    :slob:
  20. Bob Sacamano

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    :laugh2:

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