- Intel Core 2 Duo 1.80 GHz
- 2 GB Memory 80 GB HDD
- Windows 7 Home Premium
Absolutely amazing! 11/21/2013
With single applications, somehow this 7+ year old HP laptop runs as fast or faster than our i5 new laptop. Not even sure how this is possible. My wife and I were beyond pleasantly surprised. I did all the updates, did the cleaning, and this baby is like lightening!
I was a little apprehensive when opening the box...I was expecting to see scratches on the body, screen, and the normal wear and tear of a refurbished unit.
Not sure if they made a mistake or what, but every part of this laptop [both inside and outside] appears to be brand new. Cannot find even a single small or tiny scratch anywhere on this unit. Can't get much better than that!
Also, I was expecting the Windows 7 Home Premium to lag a bit due to only 2GB's of DDR2 RAM. Nope...this laptop screams fast, fast, fast. We do not need to purchase and install the extra 2+GB's of the DDR2 RAM as I had anticipated.
Did the temp tests and all is cool on the home front...running cool as a cucumber at 40c for most applications. Bottom of laptop is barely warm to the touch.
Screen is brand new or, they installed a brand new screen. No dead pixels at all.
Sound is extraordinary. Still pinching myself to see if this is all just a nice dream...but I keep waking every morning, look at this laptop, and wish I had purchased many, many more.
Only con so far is that we didn't purchase a couple of hundred units at this price! Unfortunately, they sold out within hours...
Ok, saw this laptop for $109 here at the Egg. Decided to give it a try, even though it seemed like a foolish risk to purchase a refurb that is 7+ years old...
In its day, this HP was a top end business laptop. Now, it may be considered old and obsolete by many people [myself included].
After opening and testing this unit for over one full week 24/7, I now realize this was an absolutely incredible deal.
As I have stated above, only con for me is that these units sold out so fast and I did not order a few hundred of them.
We were gonna send this laptop to relatives in a third world nation...but decided to keep it as a back up for now.
If this unit goes on sale again for $109, we will be all over it....and this time for as many as we can get!
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