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Is this a good computer?

By MR DRIFTER 21
Jan 15, 2014
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  1. QUICK INTRO:
    Hey guys I just joined this site seems like you guys have a wealth of knowledge about all thing computers! I know a lot about cars, and most electronics but computers are the one thing I'm not fluent in, I know the basics but now adays like others have said its not all about the ghz speed or how big the numbers are. My mother is looking for a good all purpose laptop with price in mind. She has a gift card to use at best buy otherwise I would get something from a cheaper less overhead type of place. As far as mainstream laptop brands go HP has always been good to me. I wanted your guys opinion on this if possible.

    TRIED TO KEEP IT SHORT:
    (sorry if that's a long post of details I copy/pasted and deleted a lot like dementions and built in speakers speakers etc...)

    MY QUESTION:
    Let me know if this is a good deal or a good computer from what I know the ddr3 and GBs look good processors are what I know less about, if you guys can spot me some advice I'd highly appreciate it, normally I strike out or hit on my own but it for my mother and I just want her to get her monies worth since she doesn't have a lot! Thanks for your time!

    THE PRODUCT IN QUESTION:
    HP 2000-2d60dx Specifications
    (Price $330 new)

    Operating System
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Processor
    AMD A6-5200 quad-core APU (2.0GHz, 2MB Level 2 cache)

    Display
    15.6-inch
    1366 x 768 pixels
    LED backlit BrigtView

    Graphics Card
    AMD Radeon HD 8400

    Storage
    500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)

    System Memory
    4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Expandable up to 8GB

    Optical Drive
    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW

    Inputs & Controls
    Touchpad with multitouch gestures
    Keyboard with 10-key numpad

    I/O
    3 x USB 2.0
    1 x HDMI output
    1 x RJ45
    1 x VGA
    1 x audio-in
    1 x audio-out

    Slots
    Secure Digital card reader

    Communication
    802.11b/g/n 1x1 wireless LAN
    10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN

    Camera
    TrueVision HD webcam with digital microphone

    Power
    3-cell Li-ion battery

    Software
    Box with 25GB of free storage
    Amazon Kindle for PC
    CyberLink PowerDVD
    Microsoft Office 365 1-month trial

    Security
    Security lock slot
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,121   +2,586

    It is strange seeing faster Wireless than Ethernet and USB ports. I myself have stopped looking at devices that didn't have 10/100/1000 Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports. But thats just me as I would likely use those ports. The rest of the specifications seem fine for the price they are asking.

    HP - 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black Licorice
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    That is a good deal for $330.
     

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