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

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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HP Pavilion Intel Dual-Core Notebook with 17.3" BrightView LED Display
$379.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

ncontorno


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ncontorno

And that's all she wrote.

Not a bad laptop though!

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spydertap


quality posts: 0 Private Messages spydertap

A keyboard/baby picture holder at a premium! I'm in for 3.

demosdemon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages demosdemon

Intel Dual core procs are so old. No thanks.

Shinespark


quality posts: 33 Private Messages Shinespark

This is an Arrandale chip, which means pretty poor integrated graphics.

Also, I hate this cheap keyboard HP puts on their lower end models. That being said, it's pretty damn cheap for a 17".

awgPablo


quality posts: 4 Private Messages awgPablo

Nice. A Woot-off ends like it used to back in the olden-times days -- because midnight happened again. I have been less healthy due to lack of sleep caused by the seemingly-perpetual current Woot-offs.

I want to write another dash-word. There.

My new signature... now absent of a link to my website. Oops.

troydbrown


quality posts: 0 Private Messages troydbrown

Please tell me I didn't miss the foot powered toilet flusher.

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby

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Spiky


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Spiky

Ooh, ooh!! I figured out the pricing! It's a dollar per pound, right?

demosdemon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages demosdemon

Man... I kinda wish I had the cash to get this today, this would be perfect for my mom. Maybe she would stop buying crappy $200 laptops off of eBay.

jyoz22


quality posts: 5 Private Messages jyoz22

Hahahaha I see the list of comments shrinking instead of increasing... I guess we have to talk about the PC not the woot-off.

Anyways 17" laptops are too big in my opinion, and when its running a Pentium it may just equate walking around with a huge typewriter.

gXn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gXn

please don't buy this; you can get an i3 for the same price.


fuddledumpy


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fuddledumpy
troydbrown wrote:Please tell me I didn't miss the foot powered toilet flusher.



xD

Shinespark


quality posts: 33 Private Messages Shinespark
demosdemon wrote:Intel Dual core procs are so old. No thanks.



Every Intel mobile chipset is dual-core or less, save for the i7 series.

gueltron


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gXn wrote:please don't buy this; you can get an i3 for the same price.



where?

FTLR

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

The write-up for this item reminded me of the "I am your grandma" video. I'd embed it but it's not really related so... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfY1lfFu8j8

kismatt


quality posts: 5 Private Messages kismatt

Here's a review from TMCnet written in December 2010:

TMCnet review

Also, TigerDirect has this same model as a refurb for $419.99:

TigerDirect

Enjoy!

ryancooke


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ryancooke

Is this a pretty good basic laptop? Thought about buying the $500 dollar one off of sellout.woot last week but was out of my price range for now.
I think I want this but everyone's complaining

Kao1138


quality posts: 30 Private Messages Kao1138

Funny. A few hours ago Woot was mentioned in an article about how HP only sold 10% of the tablets they sent to Best Buy for sale (25,000 out of 250,000) and only 612 sold on Woot, despite selling them for $50-$100 off at Best Buy and $120 off on Woot.

IMHO HP should go back to making printers. They make a decent printer on par with Epson, and that goes for their scanners and all-in-ones as well, but they suck at doing anything else.


Edit: Article Link (Ars Technica)

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby
gXn wrote:please don't buy this; you can get an i3 for the same price.



Link it up!

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sdc100


quality posts: 506 Private Messages sdc100

Nothing too spectacular about this but it's a good value.

PROS

- Great 17" screen. I've never seen a 17" screen on a sub $400 notebook
- LED back lit for reliability and longer battery life
- It comes with 4gb. many sub $400 noteboosk come with 4gb
- It has a webcam
- It has a keypad, which not only helps with data entry but it can help in gaming, and is necessary for typing certain Alt-chars, i.e. Alt-0153 is ™
- It has HDMI output which many budget laptops don't

CONS

- SLow 2.0ghz CPU
- CPU is old technology. Current notebooks use Intel i-processors, with budget models using i3. They improve energy efficiency and performance
- 17" is great for a desktop replacement but the weak CPU is not powerful enough to serve such a function
- 17" makes it harder to find accessories for, i.e. cases cost more
- 17" makes it less portable, i.e. may not be good for students to lug around

Overall, I'd recommend it for someone on a budget or who doesn't need too much power, i.e. your grandparents, who may also benefit from the larger screen because of poor eyesight.

jacvoyt


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jacvoyt

I had some time to play with this computer a week ago as I was 'fixing' it for a client. Reformatted with the most optimized settings, and this thing is still a hunk of junk.

There is no way I would recommend buying this for any reason or any person. It's a sluggish computer, it's HUGE for a laptop, and it's weird plastic casing feels so cheap. There are so many better computers out there. At this price, you may as well get a high end netbook.

bop13


quality posts: 5 Private Messages bop13

I guess this is a good way to end it. I've had this same laptop for two years"refurb" no problems at all except replacing the battery every year. All-in-All its been very good to me.

Bigfootdave


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bigfootdave

If I bought this computer I would use its full-sized keyboard to write about how much I once loved Woot! and how, at this moment, after seeing my last post disappear, I am very much over it all. G'nite, Woot. Feelin' done.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Since wootalyzer references seem to get lost, $379.99 for the record.

PC Magazine latest laptop survey (readers) for quality: HP not that good, but no worse than before.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384243,00.asp

sdc100


quality posts: 506 Private Messages sdc100
gXn wrote:please don't buy this; you can get an i3 for the same price.



with a 17" screen? Where?

ABitCreative


quality posts: 6 Private Messages ABitCreative

I've had an HP Pavilion for a few years now. Love it. I don't know if all Pavilions are the same, but... Speed and performance has lasted better than Dell or Toshiba or Acer I've had in the past. The Pavilion is the model I want when I'm ready to buy again. I tote mine to meetings.

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jacvoyt


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jacvoyt
ryancooke wrote:Is this a pretty good basic laptop? Thought about buying the $500 dollar one off of sellout.woot last week but was out of my price range for now.
I think I want this but everyone's complaining



It's not good for a basic laptop. Everything about it feels cheap, the keyboard, the case, etc. It's also pretty slow. I'd recommend looking for deals, buying used or buying a high end netbook. At 17", this is a desktop replacement. You can get better desktops + screen for less.

hotrod4x5


quality posts: 4 Private Messages hotrod4x5

How does this compare to I3 or I5? Is this like the Core 2 Duo 2ghz processor I am running in my 5 year old Dell?

dw1771


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dw1771

Now addicted to Sling-A Monkey over on kidswoot.com

kellscan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kellscan

I got this same laptop this past Black Friday, and am in love with it!!! I did lots of research beforehand and this was the best deal out there. Surprisingly, I find that it has a sick graphics card in it (running Fallout 3 New Vegas with no lag). It's a great buy in my opinion.

myheadisred


quality posts: 1 Private Messages myheadisred
jacvoyt wrote:It's not good for a basic laptop. Everything about it feels cheap, the keyboard, the case, etc. It's also pretty slow. I'd recommend looking for deals, buying used or buying a high end netbook. At 17", this is a desktop replacement. You can get better desktops + screen for less.



We have a 17" now. All we need it for is to surf/shop internet, download family pictures and do a few office docs here and there. Skype grandma once a month or so. Nothing major. We don't even need the battery-life. We keep it plugged in 99% of the time. Is it still not worth it? Not sure what to do now.

sdc100


quality posts: 506 Private Messages sdc100
jacvoyt wrote:I had some time to play with this computer a week ago as I was 'fixing' it for a client. Reformatted with the most optimized settings, and this thing is still a hunk of junk.

There is no way I would recommend buying this for any reason or any person. It's a sluggish computer, it's HUGE for a laptop, and it's weird plastic casing feels so cheap. There are so many better computers out there. At this price, you may as well get a high end netbook.



It's fine for someone who has low processing needs, doesn't need portability but has no room (or need) for a desktop. This also saves energy, and offer enough portability to easy go from room to room. I think many parents and grandparents fit this category. They can email, videochat with the family, websurf, check out some videos, word process, etc. And yes, it's powerful enough to watch DVDs too. For $379, why not recommend it?

ryancooke


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ryancooke
jacvoyt wrote:It's not good for a basic laptop. Everything about it feels cheap, the keyboard, the case, etc. It's also pretty slow. I'd recommend looking for deals, buying used or buying a high end netbook. At 17", this is a desktop replacement. You can get better desktops + screen for less.



Okay thanks man. Any links to any recommendations? I should've spent the extra money and gotten the $500 one on sellout. :/

jyoz22


quality posts: 5 Private Messages jyoz22

So I took a closer look at the PC's processor. According to PassMark the processor would be categorized in the High Mid-range CPUs.

Here is a link to see how it compares with others in its category:

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

myheadisred


quality posts: 1 Private Messages myheadisred
sdc100 wrote:It's fine for someone who has low processing needs, doesn't need portability but has no room (or need) for a desktop. This also saves energy, and offer enough portability to easy go from room to room. I think many parents and grandparents fit this category. They can email, videochat with the family, websurf, check out some videos, word process, etc. And yes, it's powerful enough to watch DVDs too. For $379, why not recommend it?



Cross-posted. ;) Thanks! This sounds like it will fit the bill.

ksabato


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ksabato
hotrod4x5 wrote:How does this compare to I3 or I5? Is this like the Core 2 Duo 2ghz processor I am running in my 5 year old Dell?



No, it's even slower than your Core 2 Duo. The tech in this came out before the Core 2 Duo and WAY before the i-series.