I can't vouch for them but saw this on a different thread:
I’m a summer starter, but I currently work for a small company in DC. The boss of my company recently purchased a couple of HP 640 ProBook G1 laptops and had about ten extra laptops come in his shipment. My boss is currently looking to unload these laptops and recoup his costs. I volunteered to purchase one, as I’ll need a laptop for law school. I also mentioned to him that there will probably be other potential law students interested in getting an underpriced laptop.
The details: it’s a new, standard HP 640 ProBook G1 laptop going for $500. It doesn’t have Microsoft Office, but it has pretty much everything else you need. The Amazon price for this laptop is $829 from them and $767 (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... ProBook+G1
) from an independent vendor and a quick Google search made it seem like most other vendors are in that range. This is basically a new laptop for law school at factory cost at a cheaper price than anywhere but EBay, where quality will be sketchy.
After seeing the sublet posts on this thread trying to get you guys to pay 30% above market, I can understand why you guys would be wary of a dude on the Internet trying to pawn off some merch. However, I’m not trying to rip you guys off, I just thought this would be a good opportunity for me to both suck up to my boss by helping him out and help out some law school students who will be poor for the next three years.
I’m not too good with top-law-schools, so you can either PM me or just email me at Stockton.Bullitt@gmail.com
. I’m willing to sell to anyone and everyone, so you can invite more people to email me. I have PayPal and Venmo, so payments shouldn’t be a problem.
Let me know as soon as possible because I only have a limited amount of time to brown nose!
It seems like a good deal based on their info but I didn't fact check it.
There's no reason to buy that computer in my mind. The only difference between that and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834258331
is a slightly slower CPU and slightly worse GPU. Unless you are planning on playing games (which neither will do well) or doing something intensive like photoshop or video editing then there is no reason to spend the $100 extra.
Alternatively, you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0ZX1HP2982
which is basically the same specs as that "$500" laptop for around $475.
I really don't like HP. I think they are overpriced and generally are worse systems. Lenovo has been the best brand I've found, but generally I say that specs/price matter the most, with support reputation breaking ties.