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Old 05-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI guys- decided it is time for a new laptop for my wife- trying to stay below $600. She is CPA so will use quickbooks, spread sheets, etc. email, web, and photos and home video. Prefer 15" to 16 " screen size.

I know that ASUS is your "fav"- but cant find one in that price range that compares to the hp below.

Special at Best Buy now = HP g62 144dx = $550 = I3 ( 2.13 , 3m L3cache) , 500 HD (7200 sata) , 4 GB DDR3 , webcam, etc. , Intel HD graphics ( garbage) .

Anybody know about this model, good/bad, or can come up with alternatives it would be appreciated.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Lap...=1218170030050
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I see one on Overstock: Asus U50F-RBBAG05 Intel Core i3-330M 15.6-inch Laptop (Refurbished) | Overstock.com

I never bought from them, so I am unsure of their quality.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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chatted with overstock = 90 day warranty, cant tell me the GMA card, so no go.
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how about the ASUS that uses the 1.3 Mhz processor- I was chastised some time ago for saying this CPU was too slow, etc. - but I find it on Newegg, etc. still selling and with reasonable ratings. Can the tasks listed above be performed with that processor for several years?
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Well, the 1.3Mhz is a lower clock, but it is split between two cores. (not like the one core at 2.2Mhz)

It is a newer CPU as well. It should run smoother.

That should be fine for her. Might want to get an external monitor if she needs more space.
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so you think the ASUS 1.3 dual core will be a better overall laptop fro her needs ( considering predicted HP problems) than the HP with the i3 cpu? That is hard to swallow- that the HP workmanship is that bad or the ASUS is that much better.....that the core components make little difference in overall performance over time.
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Just don't buy it from Best Buy, and I'll be happy
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YEP - I understand that thought- however, they are the only place that you can actually touch the product before buying it. I found a Leveno 410i ( I3 cpu, 4 gb ram, nvidia mobile 310 graphics card, 320 SATA HD , 9 cell battery, 14 inch high res screen) for $200 more, what you you think of leveno?
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I have several friends that own a Lenovo Thinkpad.

So, Lenovo is good from what I heard.
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Well- the wife would not spend more than the $550 , the comparable Lenovo was about $750, so we bought the HP at best buy Saturday- so far so good. Question - they is a lot of HP garbage software- is any of this necessary? HP Adviser, Hp updater, Hp, Hp - want to delete it all but not sure if I should. I deleted the "free" Norton - as I hate Norton- had Kapersky already so loaded that. Loaded Google Chrome . Just need some help on what software to delete/add.
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