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HP Laptop $599 for BLACK FRIDAY

Hi guys,
I am looking to buy a laptop for my wife. Best would be under 500$
I found this will go for 599$ on BLACK FRIDAY

is it worth it ? It is mainly for netflix and documents works and browsing....nothing special

if any better please help me !!! THANKS !!!!
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A lot of people I know would never buy HP again after having horrible experiences with the lack of quality.
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mystery wrote: A lot of people I know would never buy HP again after having horrible experiences with the lack of quality.
To be fair, I've heard that about every computer manufacturer.
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CPU and SSD are nice but the 1366 x 768 screen is a bummer for the price.
You can probably find a similar machine with 1080p for the same price, albeith maybe with 256Gb storage insted of 512Gb.

900$ regular price for a 1366 x 768 screen is a joke, you can get an entry level gaming laptop for that price.

In fact Dell currently has a similar laptop for the same price with 1080p but the SSD is 256Gb insted of 512Gb
https://deals.dell.com/en-ca/productdet ... 7441160766

Inspiron 15 3000
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
i5-1035G1
256GB M.2 SSD
8Gb RAM
Price is 599.99+tx

You can also get the Inspiron 15 5000 for the same price with an AMD processor (just as good as the i5) but while it's sleeker and supposadly more upscale you do lose the number keypad (but gain a backlit keyboard). At this point it's mostly about personal preferences.

https://deals.dell.com/en-ca/productdet ... 7441160766
Inspiron 15 5000
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Ryzen 5-3500U
256GB M.2 SSD
8Gb RAM
Price is 599.99+tx

Lenovo also has a doorbuster deal in their black friday flyer for an IdeaPad L340 with touchscreen for 569.99$
IdeaPad L340
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen
Ryzen 5-3500U
256GB M.2 SSD
8Gb RAM
DoorBuster price is 569.99+tx
https://canada.lenovo.com/fr/ca/en/cata ... ate:bv0as6
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Don't purchase a laptop with 1366x768 screen in 2019. It's unbelievable they still even make these.
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I think the only customer service worse then Dell's is HP. Haven't bought an HP product in over 10 years.
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I can't believe an $800 laptop comes with a terrible tn panel with low rez.
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sheyenne wrote: Except with laptops, it's extremely rare for a CPU to burn out but not with HP. Plus the lack of adequate airflow/cooling and various nuances.
Do you have any data to back that up? Every article I've seen in a quick search puts HP lower than most other manufacturers for failure rate. We also use HP at my current job and I've seen far fewer motherboard/cpu failures than at my old job where we used Dell.

Ie. https://www.geckoandfly.com/6311/the-mo ... omparison/
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Teioh wrote: Don't purchase a laptop with 1366x768 screen in 2019. It's unbelievable they still even make these.
Hey now, senior citizens with bad eyes needs to buy new laptops too. High PPI is not end all and be all for everyone.

You all will get there eventually.
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Xtrema wrote: Hey now, senior citizens with bad eyes needs to buy new laptops too. High PPI is not end all and be all for everyone.

You all will get there eventually.
that is funny
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Xtrema wrote: Hey now, senior citizens with bad eyes needs to buy new laptops too. High PPI is not end all and be all for everyone.

You all will get there eventually.
The problem is, when you go to plug in an external screen of any sort (TV, monitor, etc.), you won't be able to operate 'em at their native/normal resolution (and stuff will be blurry). This is the issue with odd/low resolution laptops, it's not just for what you see on the tiny laptop display, it's what you see when trying to use any other display.
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kowell wrote:
https://deals.dell.com/en-ca/productdet ... 7441160766
Inspiron 15 5000
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Ryzen 5-3500U
256GB M.2 SSD
8Gb RAM
Price is 599.99+tx
I got this laptop for my dad last year for BF. The price was $649.99. The display is definitely nothing to brag about but my dad's a light user and he doesn't care anyway. They'll probably knock it down by another $50 on BF so with Rakuten 10% cashback it can be had for ~$560-$570 tax in. If you can get a Unidays code, it's another 10% off. Not a bad deal.
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porcupine5 wrote: The problem is, when you go to plug in an external screen of any sort (TV, monitor, etc.), you won't be able to operate 'em at their native/normal resolution (and stuff will be blurry). This is the issue with odd/low resolution laptops, it's not just for what you see on the tiny laptop display, it's what you see when trying to use any other display.
If you extend to a second display, you can use the second display's resolution. If you duplicate, it'll be the same.
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Teioh wrote: Don't purchase a laptop with 1366x768 screen in 2019. It's unbelievable they still even make these.
For the laymen, its basically 720p, which was the bees knees on a laptop in 2010.
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sheyenne wrote: Business laptops tend to prioritize reliability. That data is from 2007 using old laptops and it's skewed just read all the comments under that post. Everyone has their experiences. You don't agree with it, who cares? If you want to to play a lawyer, that's fine by me. I'm not going to play with you, lol.
Who said anything about a lawyer? I legit wanted to know if what was just personal experience or word of mouth, or if you had some actual facts comparing manufacturers. The chart says 2017. Every laptop manufacturer has a decently high failure rate and no matter which laptop you choose, it's going to be luck of the draw. At the same time, you're going to get what you pay for regardless of brand as well.
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darkstar107 wrote: Who said anything about a lawyer? I legit wanted to know if what was just personal experience or word of mouth, or if you had some actual facts comparing manufacturers. The chart says 2017. Every laptop manufacturer has a decently high failure rate and no matter which laptop you choose, it's going to be luck of the draw. At the same time, you're going to get what you pay for regardless of brand as well.
why are you quoting me lol
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porcupine5 wrote: The problem is, when you go to plug in an external screen of any sort (TV, monitor, etc.), you won't be able to operate 'em at their native/normal resolution (and stuff will be blurry). This is the issue with odd/low resolution laptops, it's not just for what you see on the tiny laptop display, it's what you see when trying to use any other display.
Check your display properties. Most people I know extend their displays if they keep both up. Rarely do I see duplicate except for some presentations purpose.
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Xtrema wrote: Check your display properties. Most people I know extend their displays if they keep both up. Rarely do I see duplicate except for some presentations purpose.
I use a 2010 Macbook Air running Windows 10, The plugged in display takes over as primary when plugged in (IE: I get to a desk at a work site, hook in the display, and it takes over), it's not duplicated. The MBP can't actually do 1080p best I can tell, you can scale the resolution up/down, just doesn't go that high. Never spent a lot of effort checking, but I believe it's a limitation of the built-in GPU, which is my word of warning :).
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porcupine5 wrote: I use a 2010 Macbook Air running Windows 10, The plugged in display takes over as primary when plugged in (IE: I get to a desk at a work site, hook in the display, and it takes over), it's not duplicated. The MBP can't actually do 1080p best I can tell, you can scale the resolution up/down, just doesn't go that high. Never spent a lot of effort checking, but I believe it's a limitation of the built-in GPU, which is my word of warning :).
Yeah, never used any Mac products but on the PC side, extended display has been a thing a long time now. Even the crappiest Intel integrated GPU can do it since mid 2000s. Why a 2010 Mac Air can't do it is probably really Apple's choice of implementation. My vintage 2008 Dell Latitude is still driving a 1080p and 720p screen to this day on Win10.

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