spets wrote:albanach wrote:spets wrote:What do people think of the HP Pavilion - Intel B940?
I already have a desktop that I use for multimedia/entertainment purposes, so I figured I only need a laptop that can handle word processing and exam software.
The computer will handle word processing and exam software just fine.
That said, two pages back someone posted a thinkpad deal for $100 more. For that you would get a much better built computer, with a much better processor. The pentium in the laptop you link to has many advanced features disabled that could make the computer more responsive. It also has more limited graphics that could also slow things down if you decide to use the computer beyond the two tasks mentioned.
So, if you really must, it's cheap and will probably do. Still, for not much more you can do better.
I definitely would have jumped on that Thinkpad E420, which had an i5 processor too - unfortunately, the deal looks to be dead. It's listed @ $699.99 and with the $100 student GC, it would still be $600
That being said, I can still get a Thinkpad E420 but with an i3 (2.10 ghz) instead for $510 from Tigerdirect vs. the $350 budget HP. Would that $150 increase be worth it?
E series keyboard is not the same as the X / W / or T series keyboards. IMO check ebay or the refurbished site on lenovo. If you're just going to use the laptop for exams and note taking you might as well just get the best keyboard you can since you're not really going for performance.