HP 530 Notebook PC £256.99 delivered (and 5% Quidco refund) @ HP store - HotUKDeals
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Operating system installed Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
Processor type Intel Celeron M 440 processor
Memory 512 MB DDR II SDRAM
Internal hard disk drive 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical drive type DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Display size 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

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#1
512 Mb no where near good enough for vista. If you got any computer knowlege then either install xp or get more ram. Good price for the base, but be warned this will be a snail in Vista.
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skybooks
512 Mb no where near good enough for vista. If you got any computer knowlege then either install xp or get more ram. Good price for the base, but be warned this will be a snail in Vista.


Agree - but with the proviso that for many people this basic functionality is sufficient. I have never seen it quantified, but in my experience the accumulation of rubbish that infests PCs over time means that a new low spec PC will often outperform a more elderly higher spec rival and also by its nature resist the worst excesses of clutter that cause this slowdown.
#3
Basic and cheap, junk the 1/2 gig of ram...bundle in 2 gig...voila...warm vote from me
banned#4
Bertt
Agree - but with the proviso that for many people this basic functionality is sufficient. I have never seen it quantified, but in my experience the accumulation of rubbish that infests PCs over time means that a new low spec PC will often outperform a more elderly higher spec rival and also by its nature resist the worst excesses of clutter that cause this slowdown.


Proviso, Quantified, Accumulation. lol. Awesome!!!! Have some rep just for the sheer fun of reading your post. Are you Steven Hawkins?:thumbsup:
#5
Sorry el-beatle but Bertt's language looks pretty routine from here. I guess its back to the dictionaries.

Anything for that price looks OK but I agree you wouldn't want to run Visa on this spec. I'd be inclined to dump Vista, install XP and look around for a bit of cheap ram.
banned#6
Dave-T
Sorry el-beatle but Bertt's language looks pretty routine from here. I guess its back to the dictionaries.

Anything for that price looks OK but I agree you wouldn't want to run Visa on this spec. I'd be inclined to dump Vista, install XP and look around for a bit of cheap ram.


No need to apologise Dave-T. I do actually parade around this site under different pseudonyms, oops there's a big word, and have been around for a few years now. This post however tickled me by the way it read. Once again thanks for the apology, but really there's no need. :p
#7
Seems a good price to me for a basic lappy. Would probably stick XP pro on it tho.
banned#8
Does this have wireless card?
#9
Dave-T

Anything for that price looks OK but I agree you wouldn't want to run Visa on this spec. I'd be inclined to dump Vista, install XP and look around for a bit of cheap ram.


Maybe not run Visa but pay for it with one....sorry couldn't resist the typo:)
#10
note to self must remember to read the OP first.
banned#11
the porter
yes it does


Cheers bud:thumbsup:
#13
According to cclonline website that this has the 940gml chipset so nothing better than a celeron will fit.

With 2Gb of ram should be OK for email and browsing but you must think that by the time you have done this one of the Dell deals for 2Gb and C2D would be better.

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=19436&category_id=498

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=19792&category_id=498

Not really sure of the difference between the two.

But having said that they say this has the same chipset but Intel say it only supports Celeron.

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=19437&category_id=498
#14
If you can't quite stretch to a Dell then this Notebook is great value at this price!

A really nice looking lappy, well built too.

I bought one from Play when they had the 10% off thing in November for £269 and popped in 1GB on top of the 512mb in there for £14 from ebuyer and it was a flying machine!

Plenty fast enough with Vista for most tasks and I even had it playing 720p HD without a problem - sold it on eBay the other week for more than it is here as it was an impusle buy - I didn't really need a laptop! :)
#15
If you can use any paper or ink from the site you can avoid paying the delivery charge. Useful if you have a photo printer perhaps...
#16
When I add the item HP 530 Notebook PC (KQ630AA), then go into my basket and click on specifications, it then says its a core duo with a gig of ram ?
Is this a mistake because that makes it a bargain.
#17
It is back at the original spec...
#18
Can anyone explain what "Remember Quidco" means. The best price I can get to is £275.99
#19
dbrown
Can anyone explain what "Remember Quidco" means. The best price I can get to is £275.99
It means go through the [url]www.Quidco.com[/url] site you need to register there first
#20
How the hell do you find the PC on the website I have spent nearly 10mins trying to find it to buy :?

All I can find is manuals and specifications

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