Did I make a good decision on buying this laptop?

Weighing all the pros and cons of the features and the brand name (my brother told me it was a good company to go with) what do you think. It's currently like 330 but when we bought it a few days ago it was 389. :/ Anyway, I don't think I got gipped but I'm not very technical when it comes to computers. I wanted a laptop that would be pretty speedy on the internet, let me put a lot of music on iTunes and WMP, watch movies and to download some of my favorite apps and what not. Not asking for a whole lot but I would hope it would last and stuff. Give me all your feedback. Thanks.



@Neil... Thanks. I don't play any games on my computers generally. I'm hoping the speed will be at least acceptable. I just need to upgrade from my slow desktop. :D

Update 2:

Thanks everyone. Your feedback has been pretty helpful although a bit mixed. I'm now worried about the speed it will provide on the web surfing front. :(

Update 3:

EDIT: One more question. Is HP generally a good computer company? Like can you trust them with the higher end computers? I was gonna get this computer but at the time the price was even higher and we couldn't get it.


BTW I don't watch movies on my PC much at all. But I was hoping that could be a perk of just about any laptop. I usually use computers for web surfing and listening to music on Spotify, Last FM and iTunes/WMP. Spotify and Last FM were the apps I was talking about.

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    I think you made a pretty good deal; considering what you have to do with it, the laptop you got sounds like more than enough; the processor isn't a big one, yet it will be enough for you. As for HP, it is a good computer company even though, personally, I prefer Dell. All in all, as I said, you made a good deal and with such a laptop you'll be able to enjoy your music and iTunes library without problems.

    P.S. I downloaded Spotify: it's really nice:) Thanks for BA by the way;)

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Hey that looks like a great laptop for all the stuff you listed above. However, it's only a dual core at 1.4ghz. And it's AMD. So the speed isn't going to be blistering (to put this into perspective, I have an intel core2 duo at 2.00ghz. And it's really slow. So just be careful on what you download and make sure to check for viruses. If you plan on 3D games, don't. But evrything elce should run fine for the price point

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Not a high end laptop but will do the job when needed all the specs look like it will be fast due to RAM size but the processor lacks power and speed but windows 7 64 bit is good but if its not good enough upgrade some parts at shop or at home :)

    Source(s): I.T Technician at Intel 10 years experience
  • 8 years ago

    Well, basing off what you want to do with a laptop, this laptop should be fine for most of your tasks. But don't expect the laptop to be super fast though. That's all I can say.

    Also, the graphics card is not old (since someone said it was), it came out this year.

    So yeah, it should be fine with the basic stuff (which seems to be what you're mainly doing). But for some extreme productivity, this laptop is a no go.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Get the only with the dedicateddiscrete pics card. 4 Gb of Ram is more effective than adequate, yet for gaming and video modifying you're gonna pick a reliable gpu, and the Intel integrated one only would not decrease it. The Ati card *destroys* the Intel card. The Ati has a score of 6327 (3-D Mark 06) vs the Intel's 761.

  • 8 years ago

    That machine will be fine to surf the web, play music and watch films.

    It's not the best, but its a machine that'll last you for a few years.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There really isn't much in terms of storage, the graphics card is old, the processor is really slow, even compared to other mobile processors. Not a good choice, I'm afraid. In future, please try to learn about computers so these mistakes aren't made again

  • 8 years ago

    for the price you paid your deal is okay but it isn't one of the faster ones with a speed of 1.4GHz. the ram is good. an amd board can be noisy and at this speed slower than an Intel laptop so hopefully you will be happy with your purchase.

    Source(s): tech 30+yrs
  • 8 years ago

    it is good

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