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Buyer's remorse?

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#1 dweaver16


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

I purchased an HP G60-519WM from Walmart today, and after reading up on it, I see there are mixed reviews, mainly due to the Intel Celeron 900 processor. This laptop is for a freshman college student - mainly web surfing, and office work - not for gaming. Will it be sufficient for that, or should I return it and spend a little more? My budget is less than $500.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

It probably isn't a good idea to buy anything electronic on black friday. Often, manufacturers will cut costs by cheaping out on the parts.
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#3 dpunisher


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:05 PM

It will work fine for what you need it for, writing papers, surfing, watching a movie.

I am a great fan of "cheap" laptops. I still have my HP 5305WM ($399) from walmart's black Friday 3 or 4 years ago. I use it 30 hours/week in my business and no complaints. Best part, if it is lost or stolen, oh well, it was cheap to begin with. "Lost or stolen" happens to a surprisingly large percentage of laptops in college.

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#4 askpcguy


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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:40 AM

A laptop with a 900 mhz celeron processor surely won't be the speediest thing but for basic office/student work, it'll work. Just as long as nobody is impaitent. Also keep an eye on dealnews.com they point out great deals almost each weekday.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:59 PM

Still available, http://dealnews.com/Toshiba-Satellite-Cele...s-h/334324.html.

I'm considering it, even though I hate the idea of having something I cannot work on or attempt to repair. It's more than what I need/want for $300.


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:29 PM

Intel Celeron Processor 900
Provides 2.2GHz speed, an 800MB frontside bus, and 1MB L2 cache

and 3 gigs of memory is plenty for what you said the machine will be used for......

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