Other possibilities if your going refurbished is this http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11618161&whse=BC&Ne=5000135+4000000&eCat=BC|84&N=4047229 5000014 4294899853&Mo=9&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav= for the same price a better computer plus 2 year warranty.
At least for my needs the HP is a better computer.
I shaved my legs for this?
Since it has WiMAX, I can hook it up to Sprint’s network, I take it?
Wish it had the i7, otherwise pretty great stats for a prepackage laptop. Honestly, I paid for NVIDIA graphics over the Intel HD and I’m not that impressed.
In what is proving to be a rather surreal experience, I am using this exact laptop right now. I got it (also refurbed) for this same price too on a BJ’s Wholesale Black Friday deal.
It’s a very solid laptop, and handles games (with DIRECTX9) quite well. (It says it’s compatible with DX11, but that’s only true if you count 10 frames per second as "working properly).
Seriously though, this laptop is pretty amazing for the price.
The railroad tracks go on forever!!!
I wouldn’t call that a better computer - inferior processor, no N/WiMAX, an HP, etc…
PC Magazine review:
Putting all this power in a laptop and adding a 5400rpm Harddrive? this will definitely slow you down on loading intensive applications, like games, etc …
That is a worse computer.
The processor is slower compared to the i5 in this one. Not to mention the screen is a gigantic 17.3", whereas this one is 15.6".
The only thing better I can see that is better is the screen size, the graphics and the hard drive.
Wife has this same one, same specs anyways. It doesn’t get hot, quite peppy too, doesn’t suck at all!
Now, I am wondering why they were refurb’ed and if I need to worry about hers…
$1079.95 new on Amazon.com
Refurb is often buyer’s remorse.
$649.99 Refurbed at BestBuy.com
Where and how do you get wimax? I don’t think it even exists, not around here anyway.
Now that Amazon owns woot, do you think they do this as a marketing ploy??
Answered my own question. Clear rents bandwidth to Sprint. Therefore, yes, you can hook this up to Sprint’s network.
I might add I have had 2 Asus net books I bought from woot and had no problems. I respect Asus They supply mother boards for big name PC’s. I would buy this if I didn’t already have one.