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Best computer for the money?

by joeboy90 / October 8, 2009 4:17 PM PDT

this laptop is about 1500 dollars with all customizations including shipping is it worth it or can i get it cheaper?

Selected Features:

* Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
* FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
* FREE Upgrade to 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
* Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
* 14.1" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
* Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
* 50% OFF!! One 6 Cell and One 12 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries
* Espresso Black
* HP Color Matching Keyboard
* Integrated 56K Modem
* Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
* Webcam Only
* HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner

Included Features:

* Type: Exquisite design meets powerful entertainment
* Memory card reader: 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
* Accessible memory slots: 2
* Maximum Memory Expansion: Up to 8GB
* Ports: 3 USB (3rd shared with eSATA port),1 Expansion Port 3
* Additional Ports: VGA, RJ-45, HDMI
* Hard Drive Protection: HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* Audio: Altec Lansing stereo speakers
* ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
* Adapter: 65W AC (Shared Graphics) / 90W AC (Dedicated Graphics)
* Dimensions: 6 cell 13.15in(L)x9.45in(W)x1.34 in(min H)/1.57 in(max H)
* Weight: 5.08 lbs
* Network Card: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
* PC Card Slot: 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot
* Webcam: HP Pavilion Webcam
* Security SW: Norton Internet Security 60-day subscription
* Multimedia and Entertainment: HP MediaSmart, HP Games by Wild Tangent
* Warranty: 1-year limited hardware support
* Support: 30-Days Free Limited Software, 1-year limited hardware

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Only you can answer that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 8:32 PM PDT

Your needs, budget and continuous shopping can answer that. Given that deals change daily and with geographic location this seemingly reasonable question is one only you can answer.

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I don't think so!!
by thebabyxtremeboy / October 9, 2009 3:00 PM PDT

I don't think so man. I could be able to check one with almost the same configuration at for $970 using a hp coupon.

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Bluray on a screen
by orlbuckeye / October 13, 2009 10:50 PM PDT

that 1280x800 when Bluray best at 1920x1080. You can get the HP HDX 18 for a little more then that with a true bluray screen. I would ask yourself what you are using the laptop for.

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Awesome Deals
by tink0007 / May 22, 2010 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Bluray on a screen

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