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[Best Buy] HP Laptop $599 for BLACK FRIDAY

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[Best Buy] 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 !!!!
Last edited by TomRFD on Nov 19th, 2019 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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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:
Nov 19th, 2019 9:48 am
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
Last edited by kowell on Nov 19th, 2019 3:13 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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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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darkstar107 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 1:00 pm
To be fair, I've heard that about every computer manufacturer.
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.
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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:
Nov 19th, 2019 4:31 pm
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:
Nov 19th, 2019 2:35 pm
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:
Nov 19th, 2019 5:28 pm
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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darkstar107 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 5:18 pm
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/
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.
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Xtrema wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 5:28 pm
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:
Nov 19th, 2019 2:23 pm

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:
Nov 19th, 2019 6:54 pm
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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