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by uromas / December 26, 2012 8:52 AM PST

Hello,
I am thinking to buy HP Pavilion Ultrabook™ 14-b006sa, but I don't have much idea about the specs and other stuffs. Also, I did not find any review on this laptop so far, so could you plz help me out. Is this laptop worth paying?. Also, could you suggest me any alternatives if available under £400 budget laptop.

Thank you.
uromas

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Before anyone can offer ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 26, 2012 9:58 AM PST
In reply to: need advice!!!

intelligent advice YOU need to tell exactly how you will be using the computer and the applications you will be using it for.

You also need to tell us whether you can perform repairs yourself or if you will be needing customer service for every little issue. We need that info because some manufacturer's have excellent support while others may as well not even offer support because their support is so bad.

As an example, a base line Acer netbook offers portability and works fine for accessing the Internet and sending/receiving emails and for simple word processing and a few simple spreadsheets. That same netbook would be essentially worthless for trying to play most games and for trying to work with data bases or CAD/CAM applications. It also wouldn't keep a user happy if they were doing a lot of graphics work using applications such as PhotoShop.

Here are the specs for the HP you asked about:
http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5307063

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Thank you Edward
by uromas / December 26, 2012 6:46 PM PST

Yes, mostly I use the computer for watching movies, surfing net and doing document things, so I don't need high-fi specs. However, I expect to have the good graphics and sound quality in my laptop. And I have knowledge of software installation, simple error repair to some extent. I have chosen to buy HP Pavilion Ultrabook™ 14-b006sa so far bcoz HP is offering a great discount from RRP £399 to £339 on that laptop. Thus I just want to grab this offer but at the same time I wanted to know about the graphics, sound quality and other positive things about this laptop. Waiting to get some additional suggestion from you experienced guys.

thank you

uromas

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Just one thought ....
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2012 12:26 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you Edward

Since you're focusing on good graphics....have you checked out 'the display' ? If the laptop display has a matte finish, glare and reflection won't present a problem. Otherwise, the non-matte finish displays are highly reflective and depending the environment where the laptop is used, it can be very annoying.

VAPCMD

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overall comment on HP Pavilion Ultrabook™ 14-b006sa?
by uromas / December 27, 2012 5:13 AM PST
In reply to: Just one thought ....

can you guys just give an overall comment on HP Pavilion Ultrabook™ 14-b006sa

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If it meets your needs/use requirements...go for it.
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2012 6:22 AM PST

Overall decent with the following comments...

- storage ....32GB SSD and 750GB HDD (5,400....good but slow)
- no CD-DVD-reader/burner (how will you load data on CDs/DVDs)
- 6 MBs RAM....not sure whether the system design is dual channel. If yes...the optimal config is the same volume/quantity RAM in each channel. This system comes stock with a 2GB SoDIMM and a 4GB SoDIMM
- 4 Cell Battery (limited use on battery)
- display....suspect it's not matte finish meaning glare/reflection could be problematic.

VAPCMD

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