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Wannabe Geek

# 41898 24-Sep-2009 16:59
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I have been looking to buy a laptop priced anywhere up to $1500. I found a HP Pavilion DV6-1204AX
priced at $1500 at bondandbond.

This offer came with 2GB extra RAM.

I was all ready to go down and buy it until today I found that the price has been dropped to $1200, but without the 2GB of extra RAM.

So I can either get it for $1500 with the 2GB of extra RAM, or for $1200 without the extra RAM

My questions are:

1) Which is the better deal?
2) How much would I be able to get 2GB of extra RAM for myself if i bought the cheaper option?
3) Is this laptop good value for money?

Any advice would be appreciated. (I don't know a lot about laptops)

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  # 258137 24-Sep-2009 18:02
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1) I would say the $1200 deal as 2gb ram would not cost an extra $300 - if you can install it yourself that is!
2) You could get one for as cheap as $75~ from
3) Yes it is, if you are only needing it to surf the web and watch a few movies. Not for serious gamers though.

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  # 258157 24-Sep-2009 19:33
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3) it's a good deal. it does everything apart from play serious games.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 258198 24-Sep-2009 22:56
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thanks for the replies guys

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  # 258206 24-Sep-2009 23:15
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I did a memory upgrade for a workmates laptop recently, 4GB (2x 2GB) of Corsair DDR2 SODIMM 667 laptop memory was ~$150.  You can probably get a more generic brand for less than $120

Memory is cheap and very easy to DIY upgrade on most laptops.

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  # 258257 25-Sep-2009 09:05
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The Kiwi dollar is on its way up, so hardware prices will be coming down. That said, retailers will be stuck with old stock that was bought when the dollar was weak. Combine that with a soft retail sector, and these guys will want to deal, but you've gotta grind 'em. Don't discount the Dell Studio 15 wit the LED (not LCD) screen. Check the reviews.

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  # 258398 25-Sep-2009 17:36
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iirc LED is just a back lighting technology that users lower power than CFL so the Dell is still an LCD

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