I'm buying an HP *embarrased*

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by paperinacup, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. paperinacup macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    After debating about this for a LONG time I have decided to get an HP. I just can't bring myself to spend over $2300 on a comparable PB. I feel like I have betrayed my country :( . This is the computer below.

    HP DV4000

    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor 770 (2.13 GHz)
    FREE Upgrade to 15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen!
    256MB DDR2 SDRAM (1x256MB)
    80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
    DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG & Bluetooth(TM)
    FREE Second 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery!!

    1-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Express Repair extended service plan

    All for $1554 Shipped. As soon as I get it I have a 1GB stick of DDR2 ram waiting for it.

    I just can't sit around and wait for the PBs to update so I'll get something that will do the full job.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Don't speak so soon.

    Good luck with it though. :)
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Bless you, my child... enjoy your new HP.

    Resist looking at the new PowerBooks when they're released — that way lies sorrow.
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    I'm sorta surprised in only comes with 256MB RAM. Most PCs I see, at least at that price range, come with at least 512. Well at least it's not shared RAM.

    Good luck, paperinacup!
  5. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    I choose for it to only include 256. It is BTO. I am going to max the ram out.
  6. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Only thing that makes me shudder is the name WINDOWS!!!
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    LOL, I love that "free upgrade to 15" screen!!!". An attempt to trick the dimwitted into thinking this is such a great deal.

    Eh, I wouldn't buy a PowerBook either, they're outdated and overpriced. If I'm getting an Apple laptop today, it would be an iBook. Very close in power, and a grand cheaper.
  8. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    XP Home on a laptop......*shudders* *cries*

    Why won't the PB do "the job"? What "job" do you need it to do?
  9. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Well through the job I have access to ALL microsoft software (including XP pro) for free so that a plus. It will be doing video and photo editing. I just don't want to buy a PB because I feel that they are WAY overpriced at the moment.
  10. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Lol its actually an upgrade to the brightview model.... which i LOVE!!! Only reason I can't use an iBook is the GPU and the screen resolution.
  11. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2005
    :eek: :(

    I'd personally rather go with just an iBook for less than your paying for the HP just so you don't have to deal with windows.
  12. MacPassion macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2005
    HP is great....Windows is not....

    I have a six month old HP laptop (business series) that I'm trying to sell because I want a PB...and I'm sure the update will be soon enough!
  13. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2005
    I am getting a Hp nx 8200 laptop from work soon, great little machines, enjoy :)

    Apple has sopme serious problems at the moment, people in business other are turning away from them becasue they can get the same specs for cheaper, i hope they turn it around soon
  14. mpq macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2005
    Huh. I was the opposite. I had a HP ze4900 laptop. I hated it so much I switched. :D
  15. oldpismo macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2003

    Interesting note. All the people who said the HP laptops were great were people who were just about to get them. The people who had them were changing them for powerbooks/iBooks.

    I'm writing this from a Dell laptop (the bane of my life) as work won't let me use a mac here.

    However I am being made redundant, so now at least I may be able to get a job with a mac :)

  16. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    It is 1.6 inches thick and about 6 lbs.

    I have owned an HP ZV6000 that I LOVED!
  17. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    well, good luck with that. If I did turn to the dark side, it sure as hell wouldn't be to an HP... but hope it works out for you.
  18. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
  19. widgetguy macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2005
    enjoy ya HP, hope it serves you will till you can come back home to apple
  20. paperinacup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Woah I never said I was leaving lol. But this will be my computer until the Rev. B Intel PBs.
  21. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
    Good job.
    All I can say is your doing everyone a service in not buying the powerbook. If you buy anything a company provides no matter the price or quality they will continue to abuse the buyer. I know this may not help but in a small way your refusal to buy a powerbook helps everyone waiting for one.
  22. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
    I agree Id go sony
  23. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.
    well, sometimes we need to get windows - fair enough, BUT:

    i have 3 hp desktops in my house. they're great for what they are. the value was great, they run well (a little loud but hey) and i always recommend hp when people ask me about desktops.

    however, laptops are a totally different story. their laptops are big, chunky and not priced particularly well. sony laptops are nice too- but again, overpriced for what they are (and i speak from experience).

    right now, if somebody said 'i need a windows laptop' i'd say get an ibm thinkpad (or is it called a 'lenovo thinkpad' now?) whatever, they're great.

    anyway, that's just my opinion :)

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