Need help to make decision (purchase)

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by tdinc, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    My Boss approached me today, and said we are upgrading our notebooks for when we have to leave town for business. So the company is selling the old ones, at a real crazy price to its employees. I am usually not one to splurge on something but, I think i might just on this one for a run-of-the mill-spare.

    Should I go for it at this price. any opinion is welcome.:)

    thx for your input:)

    Here are the specs: Price: $450 (note) these are 1 year old barely used

    HP Business Notebook

    Pentium M 1.6GHz, pc2700 512mb 333mhz DDR
    60GB
    DVD-ROM/CDRW
    14.1 XGA 1024x768 TFT
    ATI Radeon 9600 Mobility video card
    802.11 a/b/g wireless, Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    6-cell Li-Ion battery
    Serial, Parallel, 2 USB 2.0, SD memory slot, docking port, Smart Card support
    S-video port
    Windows XP Pro
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I'd say thats a great deal, pending you have re-installation media for XP Pro. Even without, pretty good price.

    Any warranty left?
     
  3. mooo

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    that isn't a bad deal esp for the mobile processor. Only thing that is iffy is a warranty, but if you know its been used and in good condition then why the hell not :p
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I don't think it's a good deal

    you can get current technology for about double that price.

    it's not as if laptops last forever, batteries in particular go after a year and they go all at once

    anything more then 250$ for a laptop with obsolete technology I'd get a new one instead
     
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  5. madmatt

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    I would have to agree with perris. You can buy a new Dell for just a few hundred more.

    However, if you could talk them down to $300-350 then it would be worth it. Especially if there are no dings, scratches, marks of any sort.
     
  6. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    well thnx to those who shared their opinion, the awestruck news is that when i walked in this morning the notebook was on my desk with a post-it saying merry christmas, and was signed by the president of the company..the others in my team also had the same thing..very nice indeed...w00t! :) *does happy dance*
     
  7. Grandmaster

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    Wow. Your President is awesome :) How many employees in total?
     
  8. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    the parent company>link total world wide is prob' 30,000, I work for the sister company>link, My group is 10 in our department which handles ITsecurity for all prototype software and bluprints
     
  9. VenomXt

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    lucky SOB hehe
     
  10. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    That's A very nice gift from the Company. Enjoy!!
     
  11. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    the "real" gift will be in 2 weeks, the yearly Bonus!:D
     
  12. tom9042

    tom9042 OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Congratulations.

    I'm sure you and your team worked hard and it looks like the boss was watching!