Thread: Opinion needed on this laptop
February 15th, 2011, 03:53 PM #1
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Opinion needed on this laptop
What do you think of this computer for 380 dollars
Lenovo Laptop / Intel® Pentium® Processor / 15.6" Display / 2GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive
AC adapter, power cord
From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores
Intel® Pentium® processor P6200
Features a 1066MHz system bus, 3MB cache and 2.13GHz processor speed.
2GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
15.6" LED high-definition display
With 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 220 cd/m² brightness for showcasing movies and games in stunning clarity.
320GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. OneKey Rescue system for quick data backup and recovery.
Built-in fingerprint reader
Protects sensitive information.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
For lush images.
Built-in 0.3MP webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
4-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital PRO, MultiMediaCard and Memory Stick PRO formats.
3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB combo port. USB Port Locker provides added data security.
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
For quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 4.9 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin
For easy portability. 10-key numeric keypad for easy data entry.
Long battery life
Of up to 4 hours to give you more time away from an outlet.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
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Software package included
With Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
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February 15th, 2011, 03:58 PM #2
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February 15th, 2011, 05:44 PM #3
Just doing a quick and dirty check, this one at New Egg, is $10 dollars more, and not as good as the one, you posed.
You have a better processor, and a bigger hard drive, 1000 LAN vs 100LAN, and the addition of n security on the wireless, at a glance.
Edit: It also supports 8 gig RAM vs 4 GIG for the New Egg one.
I consider New Egg a pretty good bench mark, so yes, it looks pretty good for the price.
Newegg.com - lenovo G550(2958-XFU) NoteBook Intel Celeron 900(2.2GHz) 15.6" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR3 1066 160GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW Intel GMA 4500M
Edit: for the price of DDR3, I'd put another 2 gigs of RAM in it though.
It has a 64 bit operating system, mite as well take advantage of it.
I believe 2 gig is considered min for 7.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Laptop Memory,204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM,DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500),2GB
But it is Best Buy.
Last edited by stroyal; February 15th, 2011 at 06:13 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
February 15th, 2011, 07:07 PM #4
Basic uses (Web, Email, Video/Music, Flash/Browser games, etc) its a good laptop, for 3D Gaming (traditional PC Gaming), its got a weak video graphics chip.
But for anything else really its not bad for the price.
(in case the OP is another person looking for a cheap gaming laptop, since we've had so many of these posts lately, trying to dissuade them from buying something they'd regret)
But like I said, for most basic uses its a good buy.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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