HP Pavilion Intel Dual-Core Notebook with 17.3” BrightView LED Display

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HP Pavilion Intel Dual-Core Notebook with 17.3" BrightView LED Display
$359.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

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$399 from 3rd party sellers on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005FU52W6/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished

Yay, woot-off!

Time for cats…

Bought this one when Woot had on in March, and it’s great for this price, wow a 17" screen.
0zzark said that.

Where’s the guy who had $400 saved up for a laptop?!

Here you go! :slight_smile:

How well would this run WoW?

this site has way too many refurbished deals and to be honest i am confident i could buy this laptop cheaper on ebay and i could get it new on amazon for about 800 dollars. My opinion is that if it is this cheap usually it has issues that might cost money down the road.

Maybe OK if you want a refurb PC laptop. Have to wonder if we’re on the cusp of the $99 HP laptop (like the TouchPads)???

I bought a new laptop with an LED screen. I did not think it would make a difference, but comparing it to my LCD monitor I noticed that the White looks more ‘white’. On an LCD it almost looks yellowish or tinted compared to the LED.

The black also looks deeper. This may be a biased opinion since the salesperson said the black should look deeper and perhaps it just seems that way.

Can’t speak much for the rest of the laptop though, I’ve never owned an HP Pavilion.

BUT CAN IT RUN MINECRAFT!!!

No I said I wanted a GAMING laptop, not a piece of crap.

Plus I need $800 for it anyway. That’s what the last Woot Off one was priced at.

alittle 411 on BrightView, for those who didn’t know (like me!)

http://www.screentekinc.com/hp-compaq-brightview-lcd-screens.shtml

Laptops keep getting cheaper and cheaper.

This isn’t a horrible laptop, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking to do stuff that’s more graphics processor intensive (Like gaming or graphics).

Not a bad laptop for this price. I have this and and HP Elitebook and they have been nothing but reliable.

Review from last December, doesn’t look too shabby at all, really.

http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/reviews/hp-g72-c55dx-review.asp

And this would run WoW and most older games just fine. You just wouldn’t want to try pushing the graphics too much, since it’s apparently shared graphics memory. But I’ve got much older machines that WoW runs fine on.

I have an HP laptop with the same “textured” trackpad that blends in with the wrist wrest. The fact that you can’t feel when the trackpad ends and the wrist wrest begins is extremely annoying.

Other than that, I’ve had good luck with a couple of HP laptops (so far).

I recently bought my mom a netbook for about this price, so I’m thrilled that the prices are obviously falling on mediocre laptops, but sad I couldn’t talk mom into taking a full-sized older version. I guess it fits in her bag or something.

I’m waiting for the cheap ones with graphics cards for playing OLD NON-3D games.

Passmark benchmark for a P6100 at 1525 is not bad, but it’s not spectacular either:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+P6100+%40+2.00GHz

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+P6100+%40+2.00GHz

Sure, it would take four of these to equal a Sandy Bridge i7 laptop CPU. But this is enough power for daily use. I still run a 2 year old Acer with the old 800MHz bus, was a Celeron 900, now a Pentium T4300. It scores 1410 on Passmark. The Celeron (single core) could only do 763. A dual core anything is a bare minimum these days. $360 for this? For comparison I paid $250 for my Acer and then spent $42 on the CPU upgrade. Two years later and it’s still performing with all the $400-$500 laptops? I’m happy. I don’t know if I can still say that 2 years from now with this HP. Hold out for a $400 Core i3 anything and you’ll thank yourself in 2 years.