Solved is this laptop a good buy?

November 19, 2011 at 01:53:15
Specs: Windows 7
i noticed no one has left any reviews for this laptop, and it seems good to me but im not incredibly computer savy--so i was wondering if there is anything wrong with this laptop that is making people not buy it? is it good for its price? $400 after rebate
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November 20, 2011 at 06:23:41
This will help you with the graphics choice:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Of all the notebooks you mentioned, the refurbed one has the best specs - best CPU, best graphics, 6GB RAM, better/larger HDD, plus BlueRay. Is it worth an added $100-150? Only you can answer that. How much cheaper is it than a non-refurbed?

Also, if you're from the US, Black Friday & the Xmas shopping season are just a few days away. Sales galore! Do some research in the meantime, then see what you can come up with. You can find most of the Black Friday sale flyers here:

http://slickdeals.net/blackfriday/#...



#1
November 19, 2011 at 06:09:56
I would look for one with a bigger screen (makes a lot of difference) such as an Acer 7551G (not 7551) with the same size disc and memory as this one.

Please advise back what you decide.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#2
November 19, 2011 at 06:37:14
What do you want to use it for?

I bought the exact same laptop for my kid for college. It was $50 cheaper at Office Depot. After getting it, I immediately dumped all the useless pre-packaged HP software, repartitioned the HDD, tweaked Win7, then added another 4GB RAM. It works great & lasts about 6 hrs before needing a recharge. No laptop in the price range will be much good for gaming, but the Radeon HD 6480G is better than a lot of other entry level graphics "cards". DVDs & HD video play perfectly.


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#3
November 19, 2011 at 08:23:39
I am a bit of a fan of the A4 to A8 but the A4 is really the weakest.

They don't do well in a fall. Can get stolen, won't be any use in 5 years. The battery will cost more than the replacement.

I can say that I had a 386 portable IBM computer that cost $5000 new. I hate to say how much I spent on upgrading it to 8 meg ram.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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November 19, 2011 at 13:23:32
thank you all for joining this thread,

i am looking for a notebook in the $400.00ish (can go a little higher) budget for mostly schoolwork and some low quality games (old ones made from Blizzard). i work in multimedia design and touch adobe's photoshop + illustrator on a regular basis. for this reason i chose this laptop with the higher end GPU, but ive been told i should get a stronger PCU instead. so i'm a little lost as to if this is the right notebook for me. please help?

can anyone refer to me a better laptop?
there are some i've been looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

should i spend the extra 100 dollars for a much stronger notebook?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
^this one is also refurbished though, does that make it not worth buying?
p.s. i feel comfortable with the 15.6"


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November 20, 2011 at 06:23:41
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This will help you with the graphics choice:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Of all the notebooks you mentioned, the refurbed one has the best specs - best CPU, best graphics, 6GB RAM, better/larger HDD, plus BlueRay. Is it worth an added $100-150? Only you can answer that. How much cheaper is it than a non-refurbed?

Also, if you're from the US, Black Friday & the Xmas shopping season are just a few days away. Sales galore! Do some research in the meantime, then see what you can come up with. You can find most of the Black Friday sale flyers here:

http://slickdeals.net/blackfriday/#...


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#6
November 20, 2011 at 19:08:01
its a good point that i should wait till black friday, i just figured i would look at the pre-black friday deals as well and see what i could come up with. would you actually buy a refurbished laptop though? is it a good or bad idea in your opinion?

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#7
November 21, 2011 at 04:45:12
Refurbished could mean anything from a switch replacement to a bad battery. It carries the same warranty as a new one.

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