HP 650 Laptop, Intel Celeron Dual Core B830 1.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6inch £249.99 @ ebay Ebuyer
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HP 650 Laptop, Intel Celeron Dual Core B830 1.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6inch £249.99 @ ebay Ebuyer

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Found 3rd Dec 2012
HP 650 Laptop, Intel Celeron Dual Core B830 1.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6inch
- Intel Celeron Dual Core B830
- 4GB RAM + 500GB HDD
- 15.6" HD
- Bluetooth + Webcam
- Windows 8 64bit

32 Comments

Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 would be slow wouldn't it?

Ted Wales

Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 … Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 would be slow wouldn't it?



Plenty fast enough for surfing and whatever else 'most' people are likely to use it for. Hot for me.

Seems decent enough for the money

it'll spank the pants off any netbook, good buy for £250 for the kids or for the missus on facebook,

I agree.

Before the housebound geeks jump on and tell you the processor is terrible, it's absolutely fine if you are going to be using it for what 99% of us would.

If you want to play games that require stupidly powerful CPU/GPU then buy a games console, thats the idea of them.

i just bought this as a present for my sister and i think for the price this is the best place for deals! well happy with this find

Dish totally agree, I got the compaq one from currys same spec but 750gb hard drive £279.99 would of got this instead had it been around.

Is this one not better

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For the same price when you take Acer up on the £30 cashback?

Processor is terrible, and unless you're good enough with a computer to perform weekly maintenance you'll get slow performance even when browsing. . It's also HP which is the worst brand to deal with. If your Laptop breaks down/needs service/needs reformatting prepare yourself for MASSIVE headaches. Not worth the money imo. Not voted cold but personally I avoid HP aptops like the plague after terrible experiences.

@dishmachine a good processor is not "to play games that require stupidly powerful CPU/GPU". A good processor ensures smooth running of the system and minimizes those annoying freezes when you have more than one program open. It also helps a lot with anything that uses Flash, which is most webpages today.

I'd take the HP over any Acer any day

Anything cheaper likely to come up before Christmas? Looking for one for the mother, only needs it for browsing, Facebook and games on Facebook, any advice appreciated

Rich44

I'd take the HP over any Acer any day



Avoid both if you can.

K-Gozz

Anything cheaper likely to come up before Christmas? Looking for one for … Anything cheaper likely to come up before Christmas? Looking for one for the mother, only needs it for browsing, Facebook and games on Facebook, any advice appreciated



I don't think anyone can tell you that.

As with all tech, the price will go down over time, so a cheaper alternative should pop up especially since it is nearing Christmas.

If you've happy with the specs, price and need/want it now, then get it. If you can wait, then I'd do that

Oh my, seems the xmas grumpy's are out early this year....

Rich44

I'd take the HP over any Acer any day

K-Gozz

Anything cheaper likely to come up before Christmas? Looking for one for … Anything cheaper likely to come up before Christmas? Looking for one for the mother, only needs it for browsing, Facebook and games on Facebook, any advice appreciated



Ok cheers

Any ideas how much the lower spec Dell Laptops go for on the outlet? Got my laptop on there, but for gaming, and that took a few weeks of sitting in at 14.15 to make sure I got the right/best one haha. Then there is the risk of it actually being used, which thankfully mine wasn't (had the smallest mark I've ever seen, took me 2 weeks to notice)

99% of all computers will be completely fine for 99% of all users.

I now have a quad core PC, sure not a i3 or i5 but it spanks a few of them on the tests despite being 4 years old and yet it is now constrained not by my processing power but by the delivery power of the other people on the net as their upload speed is far slower than my download speed.

A faster computer would not help one iota.
Edited by: "3.1415926" 4th Dec 2012

MSPreacher

That's not saying much. Still, this is OK for the technologically-inept, … That's not saying much. Still, this is OK for the technologically-inept, such as older folks who only browse the web, read emails and watch the occasional movie. Not worth it for any heavier use.



It does day a lot about you, though . Not everyone who use laptops for browsing only is 'technologically-inept' , also, not every pimply teenager spending nights playing games is IT-advanced (even if they and their parents would think so ).

Can you tell me, what's going to happen to this laptop if someone decides to watch movies more frequently than 'occasionally' ?
As already said, this laptop is fine for vast majority of users.As long as you are not buying it for gaming or complex rendering , you will be fine.


Edited by: "7777777" 4th Dec 2012

Btw is this eligible for TCB? Their ebay cashback is a bit vague nowadays

My dad uses a lappy to browse the web, read emails, skype and, most importantly, watch my sky through sky go via HDMI to his TV.
How would this fare?

Ted Wales

Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 … Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 would be slow wouldn't it?


I perfectly agree. Its very old spec. It'll be decent in the beginning. As days go by, it'll start crawling. Cold from me.

mjmani

I perfectly agree. Its very old spec. It'll be decent in the beginning. … I perfectly agree. Its very old spec. It'll be decent in the beginning. As days go by, it'll start crawling. Cold from me.



Clueless!

How is a CPU that was released in Q3 2012 old spec?

ark.intel.com/pro…GHz

This won't slow to crawl, also the people criticising this based on clock speed, don't realise that it's not about clock speed but about CPU architecture, this is based on Sandybridge architecture and performs very well. The CPU would not be a factor in the pc slowing to a crawl it would be the user installing malware and too many startup items and filling up the HDD space.

Ted Wales

Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 … Isn't this a bit slow. I thought dual core chips were a bit old and 1.8 would be slow wouldn't it?



No see my comment above. Dual core is easily good enough to do everyday tasks and more. 1.8GHz has nothing to do with it, why not research the cpu architecture this processor is based on. Many general users would never make full use of even a Core i3 never mind a quad core. PC World see you guys coming and rub their hands in glee.

wolfytom07

My dad uses a lappy to browse the web, read emails, skype and, most … My dad uses a lappy to browse the web, read emails, skype and, most importantly, watch my sky through sky go via HDMI to his TV.How would this fare?



My parents use a Compaq CQ58 which is very similar to the spec in this laptop and they use it for the same purposes as you mention above. I refurbish and repair computers for an independent retailer and it's my job to also sell computers to the public. I only give honest fair advice. This laptop easily easily has the power to do the tasks your Dad wants.

Thanks

Some

Processor is terrible, and unless you're good enough with a computer to … Processor is terrible, and unless you're good enough with a computer to perform weekly maintenance you'll get slow performance even when browsing. . It's also HP which is the worst brand to deal with. If your Laptop breaks down/needs service/needs reformatting prepare yourself for MASSIVE headaches. Not worth the money imo. Not voted cold but personally I avoid HP aptops like the plague after terrible experiences.@dishmachine a good processor is not "to play games that require stupidly powerful CPU/GPU". A good processor ensures smooth running of the system and minimizes those annoying freezes when you have more than one program open. It also helps a lot with anything that uses Flash, which is most webpages today.



Slow ROFLMAO! You are talking absolute nonsense, you are completely clueless about the CPU in this laptop, please don't give your advice on here as you simply aren't qualified to do so!

Sorry but the armchair n00bs are really annoying me, sorry if I seem really arrogant, this is my job, my hobby and I really hate bad advice. I'm not a qualified mechanic so you won't find me on car forums giving out bad advice, that's what happening here though, amateurs that don't actually know what they're talking about are giving out advice.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Dec 2012

fishmaster

My parents use a Compaq CQ58 which is very similar to the spec in this … My parents use a Compaq CQ58 which is very similar to the spec in this laptop and they use it for the same purposes as you mention above. I refurbish and repair computers for an independent retailer and it's my job to also sell computers to the public. I only give honest fair advice. This laptop easily easily has the power to do the tasks your Dad wants.



Thanks very much - I just checked with him and he reminded me that he stores mp3s in itunes and has his photos on it too.
How does the HDD stand up to that lot?
We bought him an external HDD for his last machine but I can't remember how big that was.

wolfytom07

Thanks very much - I just checked with him and he reminded me that he … Thanks very much - I just checked with him and he reminded me that he stores mp3s in itunes and has his photos on it too.How does the HDD stand up to that lot?We bought him an external HDD for his last machine but I can't remember how big that was.



20-30GB will be used on the installation / software and you never get 500GB available space anyway. However say for argument's sake you have 400GB free, well check this rough chart out and you get the idea >

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Wow very cheap!

If it doesn't have the latest name or spec on it then it is crap according to the must have police on this forum, the amount of idiots here grows daily .

fishmaster

Slow ROFLMAO! You are talking absolute nonsense, you are completely … Slow ROFLMAO! You are talking absolute nonsense, you are completely clueless about the CPU in this laptop, please don't give your advice on here as you simply aren't qualified to do so! Sorry but the armchair n00bs are really annoying me, sorry if I seem really arrogant, this is my job, my hobby and I really hate bad advice. I'm not a qualified mechanic so you won't find me on car forums giving out bad advice, that's what happening here though, amateurs that don't actually know what they're talking about are giving out advice.



Bang on, fully agree with you mate.

If it doesn't have the latest name or spec on it then it is crap according to the must have police on this forum, the amount of idiots here grows daily .

Respect for fishmaster, an honest opinion is what most people want but most of the time on here u just get **** advice.

Some

It also helps a lot with anything that uses Flash, which is most webpages … It also helps a lot with anything that uses Flash, which is most webpages today.


This sentence alone shows what an ill-informed twonk you are.

Just a quick heads up if you're ordering as a Christmas present, it's delivered in the normal HP box so make sure it's you in collecting it and not the recipient! Was a close call! Haha

I have an i3 Samsung and a Celeron B810 powered HP Probook and can't tell the difference in performance between them when using them (browsing, word processing, iTunes etc).#

The build of the HP is excellent (I also have an HP laptop - albeit an Elitebook - for work and it is rock solid). Build of the HP is better than the Samsung - feels (and is) a lot more solid.

As far as support goes I have found HP to be excellent on the one occasion I needed them. When the HP arrived it was installed with the 64-bit variant of Windows but the recovery disk was only 32-bit. In a flash they had posted out the 64-bit version of the disk free of charge. Compare that to the nightmare of Samsung customer service, and I don't see what people are complaining about.

Good deal, heated.
Edited by: "joshm" 12th Dec 2012
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