Pros: A costomer came to me with a pretty limited budget and in need of a laptop to do some simple computing for his small welding business. I immediately turned to newegg and found this gem and figured yeah it was a little dated, but still a good machine for his uses and after consulting him about a refurb I pulled the trigger on it. With the specs it should have a good bit of life left in it and at this price point we figure if he gets 1-2 years worth of use out of it it ...
Cons: Newegg used to have good quality refurbs....I guess those days are gone. I got this today and there excessive grim on the keys, a small dent in the lid and there appears to be Christmas cookie crumbs from 2 years ago under the keys and to top it off there's sticker residue on just about every surface. I'm also noticing a smell that's reminds you of dirty diapers and cigar smoke coming from the CPU vent. I know it's a refurb and I'm not trying to be a whiner. but now I...
Summary: This unit came without a hard drive or charger; fortunately I had a charger from another HP product. This is an excellent lap top for the price, however. It was $165.00 and originally sold for close to $2K. Well worth putting in a larger hard drive and I also doubled the RAM so the system moves even faster.
Summary: These laptops have what looks like good hardware with a Core 2 Duo processor, ATI graphics, and 2GB of RAM. That said, I work in a library system that ordered 20 of them for use at the branches about 5-6 years ago and ALL OF THEM are now getting memory errors. It's rare enough for RAM to go bad, but for it to go bad on 20 computers that are all the same model, using the same RAM, can NOT be a coincidence.
Summary: I bought this laptop used for audio production because the hardware I utilize is expresscard. Also let it be known that I am not some average crackpot home studio enthusiast. I also work directly with one of the named DAW manufacturers. This laptop has it all and isn't even remotely new. This core2duo on win7 running protools 10 / cubase / nuendo gets near the same dsp performance as a quad core i7 macbook.
Summary: This is a great laptop for general computing and internet use. I am not sure if I would use it for streaming movies but it is supposed to be able to handle that. I doubt that I will ever try that feature out. Otherwise, this is a very good laptop that meets my needs completely. Even though I am just learning Vista, it appears to be relatively easy to navigate.
Summary: This is a awesome laptop with lot of features...!...It has a core 2duo processor and 4gn ram with 320gb hdd..special thing is it have 4 usb ports and one lite to read the keyboard when using the laptop in dark.
Summary: Very Attractive Fast PC, This Computer can make your life more easier. Solid wireless connectivity so you can do your work on the move without worrying signal drop, Very Fast Processors so you could do your work and tasks quickly means you have more extra time for something else you love to do.
The best mobile workstation/gaming laptop for the money
8 May 2011
Summary: Update 9/19/2013: Even though it is a 2009 model, this laptop is still a capable performer. It has more than enough muscle for office- or school-work. For several years I owned it, the laptop has never let me down and has been a dependable workhorse. I think it is a great bargain if you can find one in good condition.