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  1. #1

    What do you think about this laptop?

    Ok i went to rentacenter, and i got a dell laptop, the thing is it was supposed to be new, but they gave a used one, so we took it back, and they said keep it for now, till they find a new one. Now they say that they cant find one, so i asked them if they had a hp, now keep in mind, the laptop i have is a dell inspiron 1150 2.8ghz up to 1gb ram, now, they said they had 2 hp laptops at their warehouse, so i went to their website, looked at the hp module # looked on the internet and i had no luck with search results, now i contacted hp, and they gave me this info:

    HP Pavilion zv5316us Notebook PC - Product Specifications
    Security level: Public

    In this document:


    Service and support

    Product Name

    US Product Number

    1.6GHz Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M Processor 2800+ with PowerNow! Technology

    Microprocessor Cache
    128KB L2 Cache

    256MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB) at 333MHz

    Memory Max
    1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB)

    Video Graphics
    NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go

    Video Memory
    32MB DDR

    Hard Drive
    40GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive

    Diskette Drive
    External USB Floppy Drive available for customers via or local retailers

    Multimedia Drive
    24X DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive

    15.0 inch XGA TFT (1024 x 768) display

    High speed 56KB modem

    Network Card
    Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

    16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio; internal Harman/Kardon speakers; AC audio link; volume control button and mute button

    101-key compatible

    Pointing Device
    Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad

    PC Card Slots

    One Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)

    External Ports

    Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    One Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
    One headphone-out
    One microphone-in
    One VGA (15-pin)
    One TV-Out (S-video)
    One RJ-11 (modem)
    One RJ -45 (LAN)
    One notebook expansion port

    11.18 inches (L) (w/out hinge) to 11.59 inches (L) (w/hinge) x 14.25 inches (W) x 1.8 inches (H)

    7.9 lbs


    Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
    Power-on password
    Accepts third party security lock devices


    90W AC adapter (three wire)
    Eight-cell Lithium-ion battery

    Operating System:

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition+Service Pack 2

    Security and Support:

    Symantec Norton Antivirus (complementary 60 days Live Update)

    Notebook Help & Support

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    HP Camera and Printer Drivers (Deskjet, All-in-One, and Photo printers)

    Restore CDs


    Sonic RecordNow

    InterVideo WinDVD

    InterVideo Home Theater

    InterVideo WinDVD SE Player

    Muvee autoProducer

    HP Image Zone Plus photo and imaging software

    Apple iTunes and Apple iTunes Music Store

    Productivity and Finance:

    Microsoft Works

    Microsoft Money

    MSN Encarta Plus

    Microsoft Office 2003 Trial (Student/Teacher)

    Quicken New User's Edition

    Internet Solutions:

    AOL Dial-Up

    Service and support
    Warranty and Support

    One Year Limited Hardware Warranty

    One Year Technical Phone Support

    30-Day Free Software Support
    Online Assistance
    Now they say it is more expensive for the hp, laptop, i think its the same module number as the one they are going to give me, but this one is more expensive, i think ill call them up today get the module number of the new one, and see the specs, because i feel if i am going to get a pc of less quality i think its a rip off....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Why are you buying a laptop from a Rent-A-Center?

    Buying OLD models (Dell Inspiron 1150) at INFLATED prices?

    If it's because you want monthly payments, there are other options. What is your budget for a laptop?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

  3. #3
    That's almost the same specs as the laptop I bought 2 years ago. You could get a much better deal off eBay.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Boise, ID U.S.A.
    If you're going to get a used laptop, I'd recommend going to a reputable local computer shop that can guarantee any repairs. If you want to get a new computer and pay on installments, you should check with Dell or possibly some local outlets of big-box stores to see what installment plans are available.

  5. #5
    I wouldn't buy that one , there are better deals around.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Bad idea to go with Rent-A-Center, especially for a computer.. Depending on your budget, I would go fot a certified refurbished one from the DELL website, or HP website, or if the price difference is only a few hundred dollars (1-200), then you might as well go with a new one.

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