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Hewlett Packard Notebook 530 GU327AA 15.4" Celeron M starter laptop only £249.95 delivered with voucher @ Bargain Crazy.com
Hewlett Packard Notebook 530 GU327AA 15.4" Celeron M starter laptop only £249.95 delivered with voucher @ Bargain Crazy.com

Hewlett Packard Notebook 530 GU327AA 15.4" Celeron M starter laptop only £249.95 delivered with voucher @ Bargain Crazy.com

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Processor - Intel Celeron M 420 / 1.6 GHz
RAM - 512 MB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM ( 1 x 512 MB )
Hard Drive - 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
Screen - 15.4' TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Optical Drive - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Graphics - Intel GMA 950

PLUS 3% QUIDCO SO IT COULD BE £242.50

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good deal - i have a HP 530, altho have dual core and more ram, but it is a great laptop

Original Poster

plus 3% quidco so it could be £242.50

Good price, but very low spec tbh. Another 40 50 quid and you got yourself a beauty. But if money is very tight then this a good deal.

512MB ram. dont even bother. its only upgradeable to 2GB.. unless u want it for JUST websurfing.
u can get soo much better for simular price

dgoulston;3563539

512MB ram. dont even bother. its only upgradeable to 2GB.. unless u want … 512MB ram. dont even bother. its only upgradeable to 2GB.. unless u want it for JUST websurfing.u can get soo much better for simular price



go on then, show us a 'simular' priced laptop with 'much better' specs....

the dandy p;3564681

go on then, show us a 'simular' priced laptop with 'much better' specs....



AGREED

the dandy p;3564681

go on then, show us a 'simular' priced laptop with 'much better' specs....



Thanks, wish people would put their money where their mouth is!

dgoulston;3563539

u can get soo much better for simular price



doubt you could find another laptop with this spec let alone a better one for this price.

If you are out for a laptop this is not a good deal. It might be cheap but cheap for a reason.

I reckon the AMD that muddyfox is much better deal + £15 for 2 gigs of ram make a very capable websurfing and office laptop for just £215

The only problem I can see with the Gateway laptop option is the fact that the hard disk is running at 4200 speeds but you can get a cheap PATA 5400 off of eBay and other resellers out there still, as I've looked into that earlier in the week. :thumbsup:

muddyfox470;3565875

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281130£50 cheaper, … http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281130£50 cheaper, better spec...



Utterly dire laptop. Ancient technology, 14" screen, Sempron processor, poor build quality yet heavy as a brick, not great record for reliability etc. Ultra COLD.

The HP is by far and away the better deal. HOT.

Scotty Boy;3565988

The only problem I can see with the Gateway laptop option is the fact … The only problem I can see with the Gateway laptop option is the fact that the hard disk is running at 4200 speeds but you can get a cheap PATA 5400 off of eBay and other resellers out there still, as I've looked into that earlier in the week. :thumbsup:



to be fair the difference in what the laptops are going to used for, and the market these are aimed at there isn't going to be a massive difference if any with regard to laptop performance.

manufacturers spec list here: support.gateway.com/s/M…tml

to be honest i am disappointed a manufacturer would put in a 4200rpm harddrive, but all things considered it wont make a massive difference to joe bloggs using the internet, word processing and the occasional gaming. i posted the deal as for whole pc/laptop package for less then £200 i hadn't come across many like it.

as for reference: Sempron > Celeron
the HP and gateway are pretty much equal in spec terms, and there isn't anything to justify the additional £50, considering warranties and what you are getting. The gateway would at least be able to handle light gaming/graphics
as for screen, my macbook has a 13.3 inch screen and i don't have a problem using the screen for long periods of time. 14 and 15 inch is users choice to be honest, it comes down to portability and what the user prefers

The gateway is a refurb, no thanks.

If you're going to compare, at least compare new vs new.

Also found that the price doesnt include VAT, as they are in Jersey... good luck with that

muddyfox470;3566090

to be fair



You're recommending utter tat. Get some sense boy!

intranix;3566319

The gateway is a refurb, no thanks.If you're going to compare, at least … The gateway is a refurb, no thanks.If you're going to compare, at least compare new vs new.Also found that the price doesnt include VAT, as they are in Jersey... good luck with that



IT DOES INCLUDE VAT!!!

HOW MANY TIMES???

Cold deal.

Just 512MB and a Single Core processor. Look for Dual Core and 2GB as a minimum from a laptop today.

the dandy p;3564681

go on then, show us a 'simular' priced laptop with 'much better' specs....


tristdac;3564804

AGREED


equalityforall;3565362

Thanks, wish people would put their money where their mouth is!


ebuyer.com/pro…240
Dual Core, 2GB, 120GB, Bluetooth, Webcam, £320 delivered. Far better value for money.

bargaincrazy.com/epa…02D - just £301 delivered with the current 15% off code.
Dual Core, 1GB, 120GB, just 2.4Kg. Spend an additional £13 on crucial.com/uk/…304 to bring it up to the 2GB minimum.
Total cost of £314 delivered. Far better value for money.

Please nobody buy this laptop, why would you spend £250 for a **** CPU, very little RAM and a small HDD? This is about the worst spec laptop you can buy these days. You would be better off getting a netbook with xp than this deal. Please stop voting it hot - somebody might buy one.

Chief Dog;3570936

Please nobody buy this laptop, why would you spend £250 for a **** CPU, … Please nobody buy this laptop, why would you spend £250 for a **** CPU, very little RAM and a small HDD? This is about the worst spec laptop you can buy these days. You would be better off getting a netbook with xp than this deal. Please stop voting it hot - somebody might buy one.



The Acer deal yesterday was a much better machine for about £20 more.
This is a poor deal. It may be cheap, but its old technology, and 512MB ram is a waste of time. The time you upgraded, you could have bought the acer. Then you are stuck with the old Pentium M

Picard123;3568918

You're recommending utter tat. Get some sense boy!



I will respect your opinion when you back it up with some facts. The gateway is on par with this laptop and the extra £50/25% !!! is unjustifiable. Please don't just post your ill-advised misgivings without giving them any thought.

Around this price range better laptops, notebooks/netbooks can be bought. Sub £200 and nearing £300 are totally different ballparks, and as other have said there are many netbooks or other laptops that would be better use for your money.

Don't be tempted by this, 512MB RAM on Vista is an absolute NON-starter.

I bought a Dell laptop posted here about 6 months ago with 2GB RAM 15" screen for £251. There are lots of bargains available at this price coming through week in week out, so I'll reommend anyone tempted by this should wait for a better deal to come thru.

If you can't then I'll strongly suggest you factor in the costs of upgrading the RAM to 2GB.

Yes it's very cheap, but once you stick in AV and all other necessary programs, this will be almost unusable until you upgrade the RAM!

Rizza

The eMachines one at Tesco is better value at only £30 more. Sill not great and the customer service is said not to be great, however If something goes wrong with goods I just box them up and take them for a refund back to Tesco. ]http//di…spx

But I will do my bit. So if anybody has bought this HP I will help out. I have a 512mb DDR2 sodimm that I will donate to the first person who contacts me with proof (invoice/receipt) that they have bought this HP laptop. PM me and I will send you my email address. This is to stop people saying they have bought one and haven't just to get the RAM (someone would have tried it).

Rizza;3571231

Don't be tempted by this, 512MB RAM on Vista is an absolute NON-starter.I … Don't be tempted by this, 512MB RAM on Vista is an absolute NON-starter.I bought a Dell laptop posted here about 6 months ago with 2GB RAM 15" screen for £251. There are lots of bargains available at this price coming through week in week out, so I'll reommend anyone tempted by this should wait for a better deal to come thru.If you can't then I'll strongly suggest you factor in the costs of upgrading the RAM to 2GB.



I whole heartedly agree with what Rizza has said (Anti Virus programs can really eat up RAM as well), when the pound was stronger there were some great Vostro deals available (which mostly disappeared really quickly) and even though they are a little oversized they made good workhorses.

You need more than 512mb RAM on any laptop (unless you are running 2000, linux etc). Considering the initial cost, what else you need to spend and other laptops that are available, similar spec (]for cheaper) or better specs for a little more this is nothing but COLD.
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