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So I bought a new notebook. Is it a good one?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by NateHodge, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. NateHodge

    NateHodge Here too much

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    http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/FR919UA%23ABA

    http://www.officedepot.com/catalog/...uLWWMPl-2&norefinement=true&searchTxt=0978735

    After giving myself an aneurism trying to find parts to fix my old Dell, I said "to heck with it" and bought this little jewel. It's kind of small, which I like. I haven't opened it yet because I am contemplating taking it back(I'm a tight wad and hate spending money!). So, for the tech savvy guys, is it a decent buy? Give me your thoughts.
     
  2. kalashluvr

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    Looks like it's worth the cheese to me. Has plenty of ram, a good processor, DVD player. I'd keep it if I were you.
     


  3. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    not bad, but a little pricy.

    The Dell 1525 is a very similar laptop (slightly larger screen, tad heavier), and from their Outlet, it's $500-600 with similar specs.

    I'm not a giant fan of HP's - all their consumer stuff is from the old Compaq division, and they've just never had great build quality. A colleague has a 17" HP laptop that's a year old, and she goes around with three or four keys off the keyboard, as they won't stay on... I know that's just one example, but I've seen several that haven't held up so well.

    Dells are cheap, but solid. Lenovo makes rocking laptops, but you pay for it.

    Nice size on yours, though - 14" is a very nice intermediate screen - bigger than the 13's but enough smaller than a 15 to make it easy to carry.

    Here's a current example from the outlet - it's actually a little pricy for them - I think they've got outlet prices jacked up a bit for the holidays....

    nspiron 1525
    (System Identifier: EJBF7C19)

    Inspiron 1525 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
    System Price : $559.00

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

    Memory
    3 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz (2 DIMMs)

    Hard Disk Drive
    250 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)

    Video
    Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

    Modem
    56K DataFax Modem

    Web Camera
    Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Camera

    Network Interface Card
    Dell 1395 802.11G Wireless Mini Card

    Software Upgrade
    Microsoft Works 9.0

    Base
    Inspiron 1525 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

    Hardware Upgrade
    Earbuds For A/V Communications Pack
    6 Cell Primary Battery
    Certified Refurbished

    Laptop Screen
    15.4 WXGA Laptop Screen Display with TrueLife

    Media Bay
    8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability

    System Color
    Jet Black
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  4. DoubleWide

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    It's a good price for that particular model compared to other stores.

    Check out the Dell Studio 15. Same setup except for the size - $679+shipping. Expires Nov. 30th.
     
  5. Its funny about the keyboard thing... If you look back at my history you will see I made a post about having a dell which the keys fell off. Dells have been junk for the two I owned. Got an acer now.
     
  6. andybob

    andybob Do Work

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    In the shadows.
    Just a little helpful info...Usually you ask before you buy...

    YMMV
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Keyboards go on Acer's to... I replaced mine about 3-4mo ago on a two year old laptop. Not sure about your model, but for me, it was a pretty simple fix, and I got the keyboard on Ebay NIB, for $20 bucks including shipping.

    IGF