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qazwsxokmijn
15-07-2009, 01:22 PM
I'm not very good at knowing how much laptops are worth, so can anyone tell me how much you think an HP dv5245ea is worth? The specs are:

Intel Core Duo T2050 1.6GHz
1GB RAM
GeForce Go 7400

And all the usual gizmos, wireless network etc. I am being offered to buy it for $200. Is that an OK deal?

wainuitech
15-07-2009, 01:33 PM
For $200 you cant really go wrong - I assume its in full working order ? ( actually seen it running)

zqwerty
15-07-2009, 01:40 PM
If you don't want it. I'll buy it.

SolMiester
15-07-2009, 01:42 PM
$200 for a core duo with o/s?.....a steal!

wratterus
15-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Yeah that is the bargain of the century. I'd definitely test it before buying though.

Metla
15-07-2009, 02:08 PM
My guess is its hot, They could sell it easily for a lot more money.

Granted its an HP so that knocks a heap of value off it, but still......

qazwsxokmijn
15-07-2009, 03:18 PM
Brought it home and given two days to test it out. Any particular laptop test I should run?

And so far the only thing I don't like is that it has a french keyboard layout - AZERTY instead of QWERTY and some buttons are different. It's been set up as a QWERTY keyboard but I don't touch type too well. And it's $70 for an English keyboard!

wratterus
15-07-2009, 03:23 PM
Brought it home and given two days to test it out. Any particular laptop test I should run?

And so far the only thing I don't like is that it has a french keyboard layout - AZERTY instead of QWERTY and some buttons are different. It's been set up as a QWERTY keyboard but I don't touch type too well. And it's $70 for an English keyboard!

Doh! Yeah you get that unfortunately. :( Grab some of those little dot stickers from paper plus or wherever, stick onto keyboard, mark with pen. Problem solved. ;)

I'd grab an ultimate boot cd, run memory and hard drive diags, and get prime95 and speedfan, run a torture test and make sure nothing is melting.

Blam
15-07-2009, 03:24 PM
Do a SMART scan on the HDD.

Memtest the RAM.

Buy an external KB for use when you're at home

qazwsxokmijn
15-07-2009, 03:35 PM
Cheers guys will do all that.