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the Talking Can
10-26-2011, 09:42 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Factory-Refurbished+Pavilion+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+14%26%2334%3B+Display+-+Pewter/3720363.p?id=1218428657436&skuId=3720363

Let me preface by saying I hate HP. My current dying machine is a HP laptop that has been wonky since I bought it.

I'm not a gamer...web browsing, youtube, some video watching, image editing with GIMP, and skype.

But I'm looking for a sub-$400 unit. And this seems likes a decent deal w/ 4GB and the AMD A4 2.5ghz.

Thoughts?

bevischief
10-26-2011, 09:58 AM
Doesn't seem like a bad buy. Have you tried tigerdirect yet?

Cave Johnson
10-26-2011, 10:01 AM
I wouldn't buy an HP laptop with your credit card.

vailpass
10-26-2011, 10:39 AM
I wouldn't buy an HP laptop with your credit card.

LMAO okay that was funny

ReynardMuldrake
10-26-2011, 10:44 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Factory-Refurbished+Pavilion+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+14%26%2334%3B+Display+-+Pewter/3720363.p?id=1218428657436&skuId=3720363

Let me preface by saying I hate HP. My current dying machine is a HP laptop that has been wonky since I bought it.

I'm not a gamer...web browsing, youtube, some video watching, image editing with GIMP, and skype.

But I'm looking for a sub-$400 unit. And this seems likes a decent deal w/ 4GB and the AMD A4 2.5ghz.

Thoughts?

Dude, don't buy a refurbished laptop. And never buy a computer from Best Buy. Just watch Slickdeals for any laptop deals, they have them several times a week. Just be patient, and you will find some very good deals.

EXAMPLE:

HP g7-1260us 17.3" Laptop - $429.99

--- Intel® Core™ i3-2330M Processor (2.2GHz)
--- 4GB installed memory
--- 640GB hard drive
--- SuperMulti DVD burner
--- 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
--- 802.11b/g/n WLAN
--- HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
--- Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
--- 6-cell 47WHr lithium-ion battery; Up to 5 hours of battery life
--- Dimensions 16.22" (L) x 10.55" (W) x 1.22" (min H)/1.44" (max H) (6.05lbs)
--- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
--- 1 year warranty


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3439284

the Talking Can
10-26-2011, 11:38 AM
I wouldn't buy an HP laptop with your credit card.

i hear you, but I've come to think of laptops as 2-3 year investments, at which point I'll want to replace it even if it isn't broke...so a certain level of shitty-ness becomes irrelevant..

listopencil
10-26-2011, 11:57 AM
I grabbed a PC from Wal Mart a few weeks ago. It's the unholy trinity: Wal Mart/AMD/HP. But it was $450 for 3.1 Ghz quad, 1T hard drive, comes with 6GB ram (can up to 16).

the Talking Can
10-26-2011, 12:13 PM
swear to god i wanted to get away from HP, but this deal may draw me back in:

$350...free shipping
http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/273090

AMD Dual-Core E-300 1.6GHz
4GB RAM
250GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

the dm1z: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/hp-pavilion-dm1z-with-amd-fusion-review/

Dayze
10-26-2011, 01:39 PM
I'll be in the market for a new laptop soon. Mine is chuggin' along, but getting a little long in the tooth. Had it 5 years. I think it's 2GB RAM and 80GB HD. not sure what processor etc. Basically just use it for internet, email, you tube etc.

sounds like I could get a replacement for sub $500 if I were to shop around.

Cave Johnson
10-26-2011, 02:08 PM
Gaming question. Just interested in playing a few games (e.g., TF2) at work. Will a intergrated GPU and i3 Sandy Bridge processor be sufficient?

If so, I'm dumping my 5 year old Lenovo like yesterday.

KcMizzou
10-26-2011, 05:38 PM
I've had good luck with Tigerdirect in the past, and they usually have some pretty great deals. Worth checking out, anyway...

www.tigerdirect.com

vailpass
10-27-2011, 11:58 AM
My son started playing Minecraft. What features do you gamers look for in a new PC that will maximize the experience for this and other games?