HP Pavilion 17.3" Intel i7 Full-HD Touch Laptop

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HP Pavilion 17.3" Intel i7 Full-HD Touch Laptop
Price: $599.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Wednesday, May 25 to Monday, May 30) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
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I’ve been thinking about streaming some HEARTHSTONE on TWITCH. Would this be enough computer to do such a thing?

Hey there! I think this would do the trick for you. Between the enhanced video card and decent memory specs you should do just fine. :slight_smile:

Who did the refurb? Manufacturer or depot? Doesn’t say.

Can’t find many on line reviews on this model. How old is it ? I see on HP/ Microsoft Web site this was a little over $1,200 now on sale for $1,099 and on here refurbished at $599… I also see where some 17" models have serious hinge issues where the plastic breaks off with 6 months to a year mostly left side …
Any advice or input would be great.

I suspect that hinge issues have a lot to do with how you close the computer. My daughter ruined her HP hinges, and she always closed it from one corner or the other. I’ve had a refurb HP that I bought from Woot 3 1/2 years ago and the hinges are fine. I always close from the middle, and gently. Maybe I’m just lucky. My refurb was factory reconditioned, just like this one, and is just an older version of what they’re selling today. It’s worked really, really well for me.

It does say it is a 90 day HP warranty so that suggests HP refurbished it

who knows that might be why it was sent back and refurbished.

A “factory reconditioned” item was returned, inspected, and restored to fully working condition * by the original manufacturer or a certified partner.* And the original manufacturer stands behind it with a warranty. It’s as close to new as you can get without technically being “new”.

Specs say 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN. Is that a joke? My 2007 HP laptop has gigabit Ethernet.

It’s true. I googled it.

A particularly BAD joke, as GbE comes in just about every bargain basement box with an RJ-45 jack these days.

I suppose HP bean counters are to blame here, figuring no one would use these things with wired Ethernet so why put in the part that costs $2 more?

That makes it a deal-breaker for me - usually my deal-breaker is resolution (1366x768 is total rubbish, 1280x720 is better but still not acceptable, 1600x900 is usable but not great).

The spyware (W10) can be easily removed and replaced with a Linux variant of your choice, but the wired network will still suck eggs.

Anyone know of any similar laptops that are in the same price range, same size/resolution screen, but are new and not HP?

Would this be a good laptop for Lightroom and Photoshop? My current one is a little slow with them