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by JAM1971 / December 14, 2004 9:44 PM PST

I have decided to purchase the hp dv1000. i need some last minute advice. Is there a difference in speed between the 1.6 and 1.8ghz processor? Also, which warranty is the best? Should I get the screen coverage or is it a waste of money? Finally, has anyone had their laptop fix from hp,if so how long of a wait is there from them to fix it and return it to you?

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by unknownkw / December 15, 2004 2:41 AM PST

-Is there a difference in speed between the 1.6 and 1.8ghz processor?
Sure. But does it worth $100 is another story. To me, no.

-Also, which warranty is the best? Should I get the screen coverage or is it a waste of money?
Do you think purchasing an insurance is a waste of money? If yes, don't bother. If not, consider.

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Don't buy extended coverage if not over $2000 or traveling
by KenSanramon / December 15, 2004 3:04 PM PST
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I would not get extended warranty coverage for a notebook under $1500 and your DV1000 should fit in that category. You can double your 1 year limited warranty if you use an American Express card or qualifying Visa/Mastercard that has the electronic warranty doubling for free up to 1 year (so 1 year goes to 2 years is you save the receipt or invoice).

If you are worried about something major happening during the first 6 months you can order custom at hpshopping through (same custom configuration) and get a 6 month return policy. Note also that the hpshopping return policy itself is 30 days for any reason (if you have bad LCD pixels or a configuration you don't like, etc and they pay the return shipping). You would get that if you ordered direct or through Costco but Costco gives you the added peace of mind of 6 months return (to the store even though custom ordered).

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