Laptops forum

General discussion

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?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: HP: More value tha Dell?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: HP: More value tha Dell?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Be specific please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 9:13 AM PST

Show your work and links about this.


Collapse -
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 Wink

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

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

go to click on notebooks
go to 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.

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

Really good to know! Happy

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?