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[Best Buy] HP Laptop $599 for BLACK FRIDAY

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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.
For the laymen, its basically 720p, which was the bees knees on a laptop in 2010.
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sheyenne wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 6:00 pm
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:
Nov 20th, 2019 9:45 am
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:
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.
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:
Nov 20th, 2019 11:09 am
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:
Nov 20th, 2019 11:39 am
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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kowell wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 2:23 pm
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
I like this deal but the lack of a number pad is turning me off. The inspiron 15 5000 (5593) with intel has a number pad for an extra $80. Leaning heavily in that direction. Also signed up for 10% off from the dell website.
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kowell wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 2:23 pm
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
Just bought this yesterday. Sign up for Dell emails and get a 10% off coupon for $539.99+tax = $610.19
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Hi Kowell,
Would you please share a link to register email for that Dell coupon? or mind to share to coupon directly?
I don't find dell get that email signup page.
Thank you

Update: never mind, just received it.
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Yeah, never HP, ever again. After trying to get my Envy repaired a week after purchase, LD refused to return it. I had to mail it back to HP and my credit card fought them for my money back. It was dreadful.
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Psubs wrote:
Nov 20th, 2019 12:45 pm
Just bought this yesterday. Sign up for Dell emails and get a 10% off coupon for $539.99+tax = $610.19
How do you sign up for the email subscription? Link?

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