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Tyroneb
14-01-2011, 10:29 AM
Hi there,
Does this laptop represent good value? I need it for university stuff (mainly word processing and officey stuff), general entertainment stuff, skype etc. Don't mind it being slightly over spec'd, but I really do not want a dud. Especially regarding batt. life.

http://old.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=NBKHNB1212910

Also, so I know if the price I was quoted is a good price - what would you value this laptop at currently?

Thanks

wratterus
14-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Looks good to me. Battery life probably wont be awesome with the dedicated graphics but you have that same issue no matter which notebook you buy. The price is good.

Halwende
14-01-2011, 10:39 AM
A good way to check prices is a quick look on Price Spy, I threw in your model number and came up with this list - http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=695200

Looks like you're getting a pretty good deal

gary67
14-01-2011, 11:13 AM
Only downside to pricespy often the cheapest listings there have no stock and hope that you will buy something more expensive while on their site

Chilling_Silence
14-01-2011, 01:06 PM
I'd go for a Netbook for Uni, could get 3 netbooks for that price and the battery would be hours longer, not to mention they're lighter and better for carrying around between classes.

It's not a *bad* price, but Ive just traded in my macbook for one of these:
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKHNB1174837B&name=HP-Presario-CQ62-278TX-i3-370M-2.4GHz-4G-DDR3-320G

Freakin *stoked* with it!!

utopian201
14-01-2011, 02:50 PM
I'd go for a Netbook for Uni, could get 3 netbooks for that price and the battery would be hours longer, not to mention they're lighter and better for carrying around between classes.


But with their small screens, are you sure they'd be the best option when you have to write documents etc?



It's not a *bad* price, but Ive just traded in my macbook for one of these:
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKHNB1174837B&name=HP-Presario-CQ62-278TX-i3-370M-2.4GHz-4G-DDR3-320G

Freakin *stoked* with it!!

Really!? You replaced a macbook with a presario? I always thought macbooks were high end premium machines and the only comparable PC notebooks are premium business notebooks (thinkpads, elitebooks etc) and HP Envy/XPS/Alienware.

I always thought presarios were the lowest end/race to the bottom value machines. If you're happy with it, then they can't be that bad :)

Chilling_Silence
14-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Yeah it was great, the keyboard is supposedly 95% of the size of a regular keyboard, but I didn't care, it was fine, and meant that I wasn't having to battle for a power port like everybody else was. I used it for around 4-8 hours a day....

After my 6-month stint at Uni, I believe there was somewhere around 8 more people in my class alone who'd purchased Netbooks just for that very reason :D

The HP gear has improved significantly in the last 12-18 months I've found, definitely been impressed with the latest stream ... The Macbook was nice, long battery life, don't get me wrong, but there was a whole lotta other things that just really annoyed me with it, so I traded the battery life for a more powerful machine that I'm pretty much 100% happy with, except I miss MagSafe, that should be standard on *all* laptops!