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HP Core2 Duo laptop with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 graphics - only £480.52+del

£480.52 @ Microdirect
After a long search, I just ordered this great HP laptop (model no. DV6277EA) for myself. You will not be able to find a laptop the same build quality (HP) + dedicated graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce Go… Read More
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9y, 9m agoFound 9 years, 9 months ago
After a long search, I just ordered this great HP laptop (model no. DV6277EA) for myself. You will not be able to find a laptop the same build quality (HP) + dedicated graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400) for only £480.52 (+£7.29 for delivery) anywhere in the UK! If you buy through Quidco you'll get 3% cashback too. The same laptop costs £600 @ laptopsdirect.co.uk!

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* HP Pavilion Media Center dv6277ea Entertainment - Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz - 15.4" TFT
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.7 cm x 25.7 cm x 4 cm * Weight: 3 kg * Localisation: English / UK
* Windows Vista Certification: Windows Vista Premium Ready
* Built-in Devices: Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers, Wireless LAN Aerial
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz ( Dual-Core )
* Cache Memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache * RAM: 1GB (installed) / 2GB (max)
* Card Reader: 5 in 1 * Hard Drive: SATA 160GB (5400 rpm)
* Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM with LightScribe Technology
* Display: 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
* Graphics Controller: 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 with 256MB of TurboCache Video Memory
* Audio Output: Sound Blaster Pro Sound Card * Telecom: Fax / Modem (56 Kbps)
* Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 1394 FireWire
* Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG * Notebook Camera: Integrated
* Input Device: Keyboard, Touchpad, QuickPlay * Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion
* Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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#1
Very, very tempted to get this at the price. Someone give me a reason not to go for it?
#2
looks like a misprice!

Good Luck!

EDIT : Just seen that it's a discontinued model - from the HP web site - so maybe not a misprice. Also Technoworld has it at £529.
#3
hm thanks.
#4
I think I saw a 17" HP in Tesco with a duo core and 2gb ram for £499 today.
#5
I think my uncle bought this Laptop a couple a weeks ago @ Staples for £600 and odd quid.
#6
I have the smaller screened Dv2000 14inch. with a 7200 graphics card
(mine has no bluetooth)

The best thing about these HP pavilion machines is the chassis,
They look and feel great, I couldn't find another laptop I liked the look of.
Even Ibooks look boxy

The webcam is handy, has a remote control for media centre.
you can play dvd's without starting windows.

Mine also has a built in 5-in-1 card reader, doesn't mention anything about it.
for this one

I say for the money you get a good quality laptop, with everything you could need.

you might want to add more ram later as this comes with vista

Make sure when comparing against other HP pavilions they have the same nvidia graphics
and not the poor intel graphics..

VOTED HOT HOT HOT
#7
Mikiex
...Mine also has a built in 5-in-1 card reader, doesn't mention anything about it for this one...


See description:
* Card Reader: 5 in 1
#8
I'm interested in which you think is a better deal and why. I can get this delivered for nearly the same price (£487.90) and it includes 4 years next day business hardware support:

Inspiron 6400 Pentium Dual Core T2130 (1.86Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533Mhz) Wide Sreen 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
English - Vista Home Premium
Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM)
Battery Primary 6 cell 53W/HR LI-ION
Integrated Intel Media Accelerator 950
Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Procs
4 Year Business Hardware Support - Next Business Day
#9
alien7
See description:
* Card Reader: 5 in 1


yup thanks for pointing that out, but it didnt mention it on the actual website-
I'm sure it has one, they are pretty much standard
#10
Integrated Intel Media Accelerator 950 is not a patch on Geforce Go 7400.
#11
Applesink
I'm interested in which you think is a better deal and why. I can get this delivered for nearly the same price (£487.90) and it includes 4 years next day business hardware support:

Inspiron 6400 Pentium Dual Core T2130 (1.86Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533Mhz) Wide Sreen 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
English - Vista Home Premium
Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM)
Battery Primary 6 cell 53W/HR LI-ION
Integrated Intel Media Accelerator 950
Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Procs
4 Year Business Hardware Support - Next Business Day


Id say you get a prettier laptop with the HP, also the HP has
a nvidia 7400 graphics, which means it will play "some" recent games.
The Intel intergrated graphics is poor.

The dell you're getting good support though!
#12
I don't mean to rain on the parade, but my wife has had two HP laptops in the last three years, both which have now been sent to the parts bin in the sky.

Don't be so sure that an HP is as good a build quality as you might think.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#13
Nice deal :)

core2duo, decent graphics, sound, ram, harddrive! decent everything. even got a built in camera!

i would defo buy this if i didnt already have a laptop ! :thumbsup:
#14
Cool, thanks! Have just ordered one.. Have googled since tho and found it to be the same price elsewhere.. but still this has Quidco + ipoints...

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=16123&category_id=500&manufacturer_id=0
#15
TIP:

There are 2 main components to look out for in a laptop as they can't be upgraded... the processor and the graphics chipset; this fella scores well in both areas.

Nice processor and decent graphics plus it also has 2Gb ram and a 160 Sata HDD to boot!!

HP make decent laptops, you will always find some people will have a bad experience but that goes for everything in life. I'm a desktop technician for Orange and we have loads of HP's. They're not the best but they're by no means the worst.

Defo the best deal around atm.. go for it but be quick ;)

PS. Applesink; Intel GMA 950 vs GeForce Go 7400 with 256MB - NO COMPO!!!

There are loads of cheap lappers around but they hardly ever have dedicated graphics
#16
So so tempted to get this rather than the Vostro 1500. Unsure which is the better overall. Does anyone know if this has a optical out?

Thanks Crossy
#17
Don't forget Quidco at 3% knocking off another £14.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#18
Andy JC


Nice processor and decent graphics plus it also has 2Gb ram and a 160 Sata HDD to boot!!


Unfortunately this only has 2 x 512mb installed but it can take 2 x 1gb. I'm not sure how 1gb of ram holds out with vista but I'd have thought it wouldn't be a problem until you want to do some heavy multitasking.
#19
Crossy
So so tempted to get this rather than the Vostro 1500. Unsure which is the better overall. Does anyone know if this has a optical out?

Thanks Crossy



specification wise I think the Vostro 1500 wins hands down (I've ordered one and waiting on delivery) but I might of been swayed by this as the build quality and style of the HP's are great.
#20
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5613AWLMi_LX.AY50X.062/version.asp

Was looking at this one but could be tempted to change my mind to the HP or Vostro (not happy with the month long wait though :-( ) Can anyone who knows what they're talking about tell me which of the three stands out?
I like the fact the Acer's got 2mb RAM whereas the HP only has one (and at with 2x512 I'd imagine it'd cost a bit to change to 2x1gb,). But the HP definitely looks tempting.
#21
WindupBird
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5613AWLMi_LX.AY50X.062/version.asp

Was looking at this one but could be tempted to change my mind to the HP or Vostro (not happy with the month long wait though :-( ) Can anyone who knows what they're talking about tell me which of the three stands out?
I like the fact the Acer's got 2mb RAM whereas the HP only has one (and at with 2x512 I'd imagine it'd cost a bit to change to 2x1gb,). But the HP definitely looks tempting.


STAY WELL CLEAR OF ACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THEY OFFER IS GOOD SPEC BUT THE BUILD QUALITY IS VERY POOR EVEN BY CHINESE STANDARDS!
#22
thinking of ordering one, does microdirect do quidco
#23
DarrenBolton
specification wise I think the Vostro 1500 wins hands down (I've ordered one and waiting on delivery) but I might of been swayed by this as the build quality and style of the HP's are great.

Agreed, the vostro 1500 deal posted on here at £525 is a far higher spec. Faster CPU, much better/newer graphics. If you're after the most bang for your money it maybe worth waiting for something simillar to come up.

Shame the Vostro looks so horrible:p

This HP deal looks excellent though, thanks:thumbsup:

madkid88
thinking of ordering one, does microdirect do quidco

Yes they do... 3%
#25


ram is good - though would prefer intel processor and doesnt have webcam built in.
#26
Good specs but 3Kg is a bit on the heavy side
#27
The only problem with the MD deal is the RAM - 1st of all its 1GB (2GB would have been excellent) and secondly if its only 1GB as is, then 1 x 1GB stick would have been far better as it allows you to upgrade without ditching the existing ram!
#28
decanay
... Agreed, the vostro 1500 deal posted on here at £525 ...


Where is posted at £525 ??
#29
mchu6am4
The only problem with the MD deal is the RAM - 1st of all its 1GB (2GB would have been excellent) and secondly if its only 1GB as is, then 1 x 1GB stick would have been far better as it allows you to upgrade without ditching the existing ram!

Not really a problem for me: I will replace 1x512MB with 1x1GB memory I bought for 20 pounds during the Google Checkout promotion, format the HD and get rid of Vista, install Windows XP MCE, and then this laptop will fly with 1.5GB of total memory. The 1x512MB I can ditch on eBay anytime! ;-)
#30
alien7
Not really a problem for me: I will replace 1x512MB with 1x1GB memory I bought for 20 pounds during the Google Checkout promotion, format the HD and get rid of Vista, install Windows XP MCE, and then this laptop will fly with 1.5GB of total memory. The 1x512MB I can ditch on eBay anytime! ;-)


If you say so :p
#31
Has this got the gloss or matt surface to the screen?
#32
solidamber
Has this got the gloss or matt surface to the screen?


High Definition BrightView

I think this refers to gloss finish.
#33
what would a rough price be for 2x1gb ram, and is it easy to upgrade?

Thanks
#34
Ordered one! Good deal. Heat and rep added.

For whoever is not registered for ipoints yet: go first on ipoints.co.uk, register and get 200 points for free ad then go on Quidco, microdirect and complete the purchase of the laptop. Otherwise you will miss the free points given for first registration, as I have just found out for myself::-(
#36
THe dell vostro 1400 is much better value for money -
More memory
- better CPU
14.1" screen.

Just £12 more...
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&l=en&cs=ukdhs1&kc=&oc=N0914002
#37


Thanks for the link. Since ccl online offers no Quidco, microdirect is a little cheaper + you get 1920 rpoints added to your account! :thumbsup:
#38
generally agree with vostro comments but need to be convinced on build/looks quality - anyone have high res pictures?

also, to get better bright screen you need to pay extra £35 for the upgrade which is a ripoff.
#39
yeah i just noticed Dell has hiked it from £10 to £35 for the true colour screen. On a side note i have a friend who does Pc engineer and networking for a living, i just spoke to him to ask his opinion and he said Dell in general have alot of problems with there hardware. He also said the majority of jobs he goes out to are Dell systems. I might just flip a coin i really like the look of the HP.
#40
Applesink
I'm interested in which you think is a better deal and why. I can get this delivered for nearly the same price (£487.90) and it includes 4 years next day business hardware support:

Inspiron 6400 Pentium Dual Core T2130 (1.86Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533Mhz) Wide Sreen 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
English - Vista Home Premium
Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM)
Battery Primary 6 cell 53W/HR LI-ION
Integrated Intel Media Accelerator 950
Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Procs
4 Year Business Hardware Support - Next Business Day


I was wondering how you got this to 487.90? That doesn't incl VAT or delivery right? I got it to 598.15!

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