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Fish
02-19-2010, 09:56 AM
This is a pretty decent little machine for the price. Lots of features, notably 4GB RAM, 17" HD screen, 500GB HD, Bluray, decent video card, huge keyboard w/10 key, and a big 8cell battery. It's refurbished, but for the price, you're getting a lot.

http://www.woot.com/

HP Ultra Dual Core Entertainment Notebook with 17.3" LCD, Blu-Ray and HDMI

$599.99* + $5 shipping

Condition: Refurbished

Warranty: 90 Day HP

Features:

* 2.40 GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor M600 with 2 MB L2 Cache
* 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600×900)
* 4096 MB of RAM installed, upgradeable to 8192 MB
* ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M with up to 1918 MB video memory
* 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drive
* Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer with LightScribe
* Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g WLAN, and 56k modem
* Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound
* 101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
* Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
* 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* Dimensions: 16.2” (W) x 10.9” (D) x 1.37” (min H)/1.70” (max H)
* Weight: 7.69lbs
* Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
* 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery for up to 5 hours and 15 minutes run time
* HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone

External Ports:

* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
* 2 Headphone out
* 1 microphone-in
* HDMI
* 1 VGA (15-pin)
* eSATA + USB 2.0
* 1 RJ-11 (modem)
* 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
* 1 notebook expansion port 3
* 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)

Security:

* Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
* Power-on password
* Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power:

* 65W AC Adapter
* 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

tymania
02-19-2010, 10:09 AM
This is a pretty decent little machine for the price. Lots of features, notably 4GB RAM, 17" HD screen, 500GB HD, Bluray, decent video card, huge keyboard w/10 key, and a big 8cell battery. It's refurbished, but for the price, you're getting a lot.

http://www.woot.com/

HP Ultra Dual Core Entertainment Notebook with 17.3" LCD, Blu-Ray and HDMI

$599.99* + $5 shipping

Condition: Refurbished

Warranty: 90 Day HP

Features:

* 2.40 GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor M600 with 2 MB L2 Cache
* 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600×900)
* 4096 MB of RAM installed, upgradeable to 8192 MB
* ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M with up to 1918 MB video memory
* 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drive
* Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer with LightScribe
* Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g WLAN, and 56k modem
* Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound
* 101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
* Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
* 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* Dimensions: 16.2” (W) x 10.9” (D) x 1.37” (min H)/1.70” (max H)
* Weight: 7.69lbs
* Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
* 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery for up to 5 hours and 15 minutes run time
* HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone

External Ports:

* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
* 2 Headphone out
* 1 microphone-in
* HDMI
* 1 VGA (15-pin)
* eSATA + USB 2.0
* 1 RJ-11 (modem)
* 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
* 1 notebook expansion port 3
* 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)

Security:

* Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
* Power-on password
* Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power:

* 65W AC Adapter
* 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
Looks real solid.. wish i had 600 bones for a laptop.. i am in the process of planning on building my own desktop.. know of any real good mother board processor combos? lookin for a quad core processor

DaKCMan AP
02-19-2010, 10:10 AM
7.7lbs :eek:

Fish
02-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Looks real solid.. wish i had 600 bones for a laptop.. i am in the process of planning on building my own desktop.. know of any real good mother board processor combos? lookin for a quad core processor

I generally get mine from Newegg or TigerDirect.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreID=1&name=CPUs-Motherboards

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=14&name=Motherboard-CPUs

tymania
02-19-2010, 10:14 AM
I generally get mine from Newegg or TigerDirect.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreID=1&name=CPUs-Motherboards

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=14&name=Motherboard-CPUs

Thanks... that is where i have been looking.. the new i7 quad core's are ridiculous in price.. are they that much better? i havent seen a computer with one in it..

Fish
02-19-2010, 10:23 AM
Thanks... that is where i have been looking.. the new i7 quad core's are ridiculous in price.. are they that much better? i havent seen a computer with one in it..

Depends on what you're wanting to do with it. But they are incredibly fast. If you're just building a gaming rig, I'd probably step down to a slightly older mobo/CPU combo and spend more on the video card and RAM. But if you're actually running software that will take advantage of the processing power and have the extra money to burn, it will knock your socks off.

CoMoChief
02-19-2010, 10:26 AM
7.7lbs :eek:

yeah no shit. jesus.

Bearcat
02-19-2010, 11:07 AM
Depends on what you're wanting to do with it. But they are incredibly fast. If you're just building a gaming rig, I'd probably step down to a slightly older mobo/CPU combo and spend more on the video card and RAM. But if you're actually running software that will take advantage of the processing power and have the extra money to burn, it will knock your socks off.

Good to know... my Dell is 4+ years old, so I'll be buying a new one soon, and that's what I had read about the i7. I've had 4 Dells between work and home, and haven't ever had any problems, so I'll probably go back to them... maybe a Studio.

Der Flöprer
02-19-2010, 11:11 AM
It's a desktop replacement. That's why it's so heavy.

I'll tell you right now, this isn't far off from the HP laptop I got last year for twice that price. My processor is better, and mine came with more memory. That's the only difference.

If you buy it, invest the $30 into a squaretrade warranty for it since it's a refurb.

This is a damn good price.

Buck
02-19-2010, 11:14 AM
OMG 7 LBS IM SUCH A WIMP I CANT CARRY IT


PSSHHHH

Fish
02-19-2010, 11:19 AM
So yeah.... i7 can handle a lot... count the processors.... :D

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5062/taskmgr.png

That's running 14 virtual servers/workstations. 98GBs of RAM helps though..

Der Flöprer
02-19-2010, 11:19 AM
OMG 7 LBS IM SUCH A WIMP I CANT CARRY IT


PSSHHHH

Heh, I bought a 2nd laptop because I didn't want to break my nice one. I have yet to take the 2nd one with me anywhere because my HP is so much better.

Buck
02-19-2010, 11:21 AM
So yeah.... i7 can handle a lot... count the processors.... :D

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5062/taskmgr.png

That's running 14 virtual servers/workstations. 98GBs of RAM helps though..

Nice.

I wonder though, how is that relevant to this thread????

SLAG
02-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Depends on what you're wanting to do with it. But they are incredibly fast. If you're just building a gaming rig, I'd probably step down to a slightly older mobo/CPU combo and spend more on the video card and RAM. But if you're actually running software that will take advantage of the processing power and have the extra money to burn, it will knock your socks off.

I love my new core i7 but i dont use it like i should

it does knock my socks off and brix have been shat

Fish
02-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Nice.

I wonder though, how is that relevant to this thread????

Mainly this..

So yeah.... i7 can handle a lot...

Plus a little bit of braggin.....

Buck
02-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Heh, I bought a 2nd laptop because I didn't want to break my nice one. I have yet to take the 2nd one with me anywhere because my HP is so much better.

My laptop weighs about 9 LBS.

Its a 17" Dell Laptop with a 9 Cell battery that just weighs the thing down.

Its a beast of a computer, I just wish I would have got one that had blu-ray capabilities.

My other laptop is a 15.4" Toshiba that weighs like 4 lbs.

Only reason I bought the new laptop was because the Toshiba stopped working. A week after I bought the new one, the old one worked completely fine again.

:cuss:

Der Flöprer
02-19-2010, 11:25 AM
My laptop weighs about 9 LBS.

Its a 17" Dell Laptop with a 9 Cell battery that just weighs the thing down.

Its a beast of a computer, I just wish I would have got one that had blu-ray capabilities.

My other laptop is a 15.4" Toshiba that weighs like 4 lbs.

Only reason I bought the new laptop was because the Toshiba stopped working. A week after I bought the new one, the old one worked completely fine again.

:cuss:

Yeah, I'm still really glad I bought the 2nd laptop. I got a rockin deal on it, and now my wife stays the fuck off mine. :D

Fish
02-19-2010, 11:26 AM
7.7lbs isn't really bad for a laptop with a 17" screen and an 8cell battery. Portability isn't really the priority....

SLAG
02-19-2010, 11:31 AM
top - 11:30:51 up 12:40, 6 users, load average: 0.02, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks: 236 total, 1 running, 234 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu0 : 2.5%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.5%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu1 : 2.4%us, 0.0%sy, 0.3%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu2 : 8.6%us, 2.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 89.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu3 : 2.2%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu4 : 1.8%us, 0.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu5 : 8.7%us, 1.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 90.1%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu6 : 4.0%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.6%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu7 : 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 6117600k total, 3034220k used, 3083380k free, 133108k buffers
Swap: 9205204k total, 0k used, 9205204k free, 1786340k cached


Ah

what should I do with this i7?!

Buck
02-19-2010, 11:34 AM
top - 11:30:51 up 12:40, 6 users, load average: 0.02, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks: 236 total, 1 running, 234 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu0 : 2.5%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.5%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu1 : 2.4%us, 0.0%sy, 0.3%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu2 : 8.6%us, 2.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 89.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu3 : 2.2%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu4 : 1.8%us, 0.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu5 : 8.7%us, 1.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 90.1%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu6 : 4.0%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.6%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu7 : 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 6117600k total, 3034220k used, 3083380k free, 133108k buffers
Swap: 9205204k total, 0k used, 9205204k free, 1786340k cached


Ah

what should I do with this i7?!

Smash atoms together to make a black hole.

Fish
02-19-2010, 11:35 AM
top - 11:30:51 up 12:40, 6 users, load average: 0.02, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks: 236 total, 1 running, 234 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu0 : 2.5%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.5%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu1 : 2.4%us, 0.0%sy, 0.3%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu2 : 8.6%us, 2.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 89.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu3 : 2.2%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu4 : 1.8%us, 0.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu5 : 8.7%us, 1.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 90.1%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu6 : 4.0%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.6%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu7 : 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 6117600k total, 3034220k used, 3083380k free, 133108k buffers
Swap: 9205204k total, 0k used, 9205204k free, 1786340k cached
Ah

what should I do with this i7?!

LOL... yeah... you have to get pretty creative to actually use even half the CPU availability. Try setting up some unnecessary VMs....

And be careful... there's a zombie in your system! :D

Mr. Laz
02-19-2010, 05:55 PM
refurbished laptop?


no thanks ... laptops are already a landmine waiting to happen because if one thing goes wrong you're generally screwed.

jmo

memyselfI
02-21-2010, 10:15 AM
refurbished laptop?


no thanks ... laptops are already a landmine waiting to happen because if one thing goes wrong you're generally screwed.

jmo

Especially from Woot. Do you want to buy a refub computer from an online store who's deal earlier this month was for oven mitts?

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-21-2010, 10:17 AM
I've taken my laptop apart several times. Resoldering a DC jack after taking out the entire motherboard, swapping out processors, and even completely changing out the entire casing.

It's not any more difficult than assemble-by-letters furniture.

Frazod
02-21-2010, 11:45 AM
I bought my wife a new laptop yesterday - a Dell Inspiron with a Pentium dual core processor, 4 gigs of RAM and a 320 gig hard drive for $600 from Best Buy. Seems like a decent laptop for the money.

memyselfI
02-21-2010, 12:04 PM
My father and I got in on that Gateway NV5927U that was $499 at Best Buy a few weeks ago. It was listed as an I3 but actually came with an I5. It's a nice computer and one of the best deals I've found on Slickdeals.net.

ANYONE looking for a laptop or desktop deal should check there daily if not multiple times a day.

http://www.notebooks.com/2010/01/29/hot-deal-499-gateway-nv-series-w-intel-core-i5-and-blu-ray-in-store-only/

Processor Intel Core™ i3-330M Processor<(2.13GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache) with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (came with I5)
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Memory 4096MB Dual-Channel DDR3 1066MHz sDRAM
Hard Drive 320GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
Color Sleek Honeycomb Case Design with NightSky Black Lid
Display 15.6″ HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
Adapter AC Adapter
Application Software Microsoft® Works & Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)
Battery 6-Cell Lithium Ion (4400 mAh)
Chassis Chassis with Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD with 128MB of dedicated system memory supporting Microsoft® and Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
Convenience Features Gateway MyBackup Button, Touchpad Lock and Dedicated Numeric Keypad
Digital Media Software Cyberlink® Solution™ featuring PowerDVD™ and Power2 Go™
Dimensions (Box) 3.97″ (H) x 16.6″ (W) x 12.4″ (D) or 101mm (H) x 421mm (W) x 314mm (D)
Dimensions (System) 1.02″-1.46″ (H) x 14.66″ (W) x 10.19″ (D) or 26-37mm (H) x 372mm (W) x 259mm (D)
External Ports (4) USB 2.0, VGA Port, HDMI™ Port
Keyboard and Mouse Full-Size Keyboard with Multi-gesture Touchpad
Media Card Reader Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader (Memory Stick™, Memory Stick™ Pro, Multi Media Card™, Secure Digital™, xD-Picture Card™)6
Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Optical Drive 4X Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Productivity Software Adobe® Reader®, Adobe® Flash® Reader, Gateway MyBackup Solution, Gateway Recovery Management
Security Software Norton Internet Security™ 2009 (60-day trial)3
Sound High-Definition Audio Support, Built-In speakers, Microphone, headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack with S/PDIF support4
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty11
Web Camera Built-In Webcam
Weight 5.84 lbs. (2.65 kg) system unit only / 9.7 lbs. (4.39 kg.) box
Wireless Network 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™7

WilliamTheIrish
02-21-2010, 05:39 PM
I've taken my laptop apart several times. Resoldering a DC jack after taking out the entire motherboard, swapping out processors, and even completely changing out the entire casing.

It's not any more difficult than assemble-by-letters furniture.

I haven't done all that but I've done done the memory thing and rep;aced the keyboard. It's one reason I'll always keep this laptop. It's my experiment.

BigRedChief
03-05-2010, 08:24 AM
I generally get mine from Newegg or TigerDirect.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreID=1&name=CPUs-Motherboards

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=14&name=Motherboard-CPUs
Thats where I have always got my tech stuff, but check out best buy sometime. Their laptops are a better deal sometimes. I got my last laptop at Best buy with no interest for 18 months and $68 cheaper.

Saulbadguy
03-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Generally speaking, from a tech's stand point, I trust refurb PC/Laptop equipment. Flaws in hardware are discovered early on, like bad capacitors, faulty IC's, etc. The only moving parts they have are fans and disk drives, which are easily replaceable.