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Do these specs justify the price?


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#1 RamJam258

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:09 AM

Hello all, 

 

I'm new hear so please be gentle, I used to build computers as a hobby, however this was many moons ago and am some what out of practice. Anyways as its been so long (I mean the last computer i built was when then AMD Phenom Triple Core was good) I've lost touch with what components are worth what and how they preform.  

 

So here's my question, im looking at a laptop with these specs (ill hold back on the brand to avoid bias, as i know myself have been guilty of this.)

 

Specs:

 

Display size/resolution - 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 screen

PC Memory - 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz

PC CPU - 2.3 GHz / 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost - Dual Core 3MB Cache

Graphics - 128MB Intel HD Graphics 520

Storage - 1TB 5,400rpm HDD

Networking - 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0

 

 

The cost of that system is £540/$830 or £600/$890 if you add a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M (2 GB DDR3) grapics chip.

 

Are the specs worth the £540/$830? 

 

I would be using the laptop for everyday use, light gaming (nothing graphics intensive), watching films ect.

 

Many many thanks in advance

 

RamJam



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:39 PM

Personally, I wouldn't be willing to pay that much for a measly Dual-Core running a pokey old 5,400 RPM spinner.



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:29 PM

I second SpywareDoc. That seems a little pricey. Solid State Drives are the way to go now a days, and they are getting more and more affordable. Seems a bit expensive in US $.



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

That was just me using google translated from GBP to USD, I can confirm from the HP USA website that it's actually $699

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 10:04 AM

I would still say that it is a little pricey for that quality. My shops used to charge that price for a custom build. Granted the specs would have been about the same, but higher quality including a 3 year warranty on parts and labor. However, compared to standard prices, that isn't horrible except for the processor. Now a' days a quad core is fairly affordable. I would keep looking around if it were me.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

I will give in a little since it is a laptop, and they still charge wacky prices for higher spec laptops.






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