HP 17.3" AMD Quad-Core 1TB SATA Laptops
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Eh… similar laptop for 100 bucks less (500GB less space, 2 GB less memory) … Remember when Woot was cool before Amazon bought them? Come on guys! Post some rad deals like back in the day. Chop 30 bucks off of this, you’ve got a decent deal!
I am no expert (and there’s no sarcasm there) but this is what came up as the (abridged) specs.
HP 15-G071NR 15.6 Laptop AMD A4-6210 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD Win 10
17.3" (woot) vs 15.6" (Ebay)
6GB vs 4GB (Advantage Woot)
1TB vs 500GB (Advantage Woot)
Of course, there’s a $100 (+ shipping + tax) difference (Advantage Ebay).
Which is a better deal?
In other words can I add 2GB RAM & buy an external 500GB HD for less than $100?
I am not expert on computer. But it seems a nice and useful laptop.At least it has a beutiful outward.
How good is the AMD A4-6210 Quad-Core 1.8GHz processor? Is it good enough for some Adobe Lightroom photo editing? Nothing heavy duty, but enough to take on a gig and work a bit on photo shoots?
If you’re gonna roast them for not giving a good deal, at least show that you can buy a better laptop for cheaper - http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-17-3-Laptop-2GHz-6GB-1TB-Windows-8-1-G6R30UA-ABA-/371562630643?hash=item5682dbcdf3:g:4icAAOSwMNxXWx4V
Is the laptop offered on Ebay better or the same as Woot?
Well, here are the benchmarks for this processor:
I think my old Etch A Sketch had better numbers.
And the 1600 x 900 resolution on a 17 inch display isn’t exactly a “selling point.”
If you look at things around it on the benchmark list, just think of this – it’s slower than a dual-core AMD Phenom II X2 511. Or an i7-620LM, which would be a first-gen, low-power, mobile i7. Both of these processors are over 5 years old. The A4 is quad-core (as opposed to dual-core or dual-core with hyperthreading), has better integrated graphics, and probably has much lower power consumption. As far as I can tell, Lightroom is almost entirely CPU-bound, and this processor is definitely on the lower end of CPU muscle. I’d give it a pass.
Not sure when Amazon got into the picture but I’ve noticed that too. I use amazon the same way I use to use amazon against big box stores. I shop Amazons window, then go to ebay and find it cheaper (and no tax).
As far as this PC goes, depends on how much it was “refurbished” (which seems to be a wild card here).
ebay is seller refurbished vs. factory refurb. at the same price?
What am I missing?? Are you advertising for ebay seller?
I wish woot would include.model numbers so that we can check things like max ram capacity…
The computer on ebay has better specs across the board and is cheaper plus free shipping plus no tax.
While I have no doubt that better deals can be had all day long (shame on Woot, I miss the "good ol’ days as well…), I would give this particular laptop a thumbs-down simply due to that A4 processor.
My current laptop is a 15-series HP, with an A8 chip and 8GB of memory. My girlfriend’s 15-series has the A4 that this current Woot has. Now I realize our expectations increase as technology advances. But I would have to say, even by the standards of 10 years ago, this processor is SLOWWWWWW.
Battery life? Touch screen?
The only difference I see is slightly better processor.
But: old pc repaired by someone vs. manufacturer refurbished (which may really mean new?). 30 days vs 90 days warranty.
Not going to buy either, but if I would consider one from this pair - I would give it to Woot.
For those seeking a model number, it’s HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-g196cy. Hope this helps!
You forgot that returns are easy at ebay, pay with paypal and you have a 6 month warranty on that refurb. Try to return anything to Woot, and see the runaround you get.
Well, 8 and 2 adds up to ten, plus 11 is 21, which is THREE times SEVEN! We’re through the looking-glass here, people!