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HP: More value tha Dell?

by jasta / March 16, 2005 7:33 AM PST

For about $1500, you can get an HP that is twice as fast as a Dell, with twice the memory, for that price. Why? What are the drawbacks of HP notebooks? Lower quality service or parts?

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Be specific please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 9:13 AM PST

Show your work and links about this.

Bob

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HP
by culture_of_one / March 16, 2005 1:29 PM PST

I've heard both good and bad things about HP service. My wife and I own an HP printer and we've never had to call tech support. I'd heard that HP tech support can be impossible to reach (one guy waited for 8 hours, then returned the computer), but since I've never had to call I don't really know. Judging by our printer, Hp seems to be concentrating on making products that don't require service. (Maybe because they know their tech support sucks...)

Why don't you check them out on www.complaints.com? Wink

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Example: HP value vs Dell
by jasta / March 16, 2005 3:04 PM PST

Go to the HP notebook site and check out the HPzv5000t. Then, go to Dell notebooks and compare prices with an Inspiron 6000 or 9300, their latest models.

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Really?
by bill_reinwald / March 16, 2005 3:07 PM PST

What notebooks are you talking about? Is it a refurbished HP vs a new Dell? Different screen sizes? Basically, it sounds like you're not comparing similar notebooks, but who knows.

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I agree
by keybordp / March 19, 2005 1:16 AM PST
In reply to: Really?

go to www.hpshopping.com click on notebooks
go to dell.com click on notebooks

Try to find a Dell laptop with a processor over 3ghz and 1 gig of ram for under 2 grand.

The HP ZD8000 does it for under 2grand.
I don't care to make a bunch of links to prove it but I've priced both and HP is WAY cheaper than anybody else.

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Thanks!
by culture_of_one / March 19, 2005 10:18 AM PST
In reply to: I agree

Really good to know! Happy

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