Need help to make decision (purchase)

tdinc

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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
 

kcnychief

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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?
 

mooo

thecyberninja
#3
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
 

Perris Calderon

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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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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.
 

tdinc

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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*
 

tdinc

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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
 

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