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|11-17-2011 09:10 AM|
HP Pavilion dm1-4050us Notebook PC, charcoal
This ships free Free standard shipping on this item
EPP Price: $623.99
Laptop instant rebate: –$50.00
Price after savings: $573.99
What I am seeing on the HP website with EPP savings.
|11-17-2011 08:30 AM|
|cheeriosk||Does anyone know how the dm1-4050us performs on benchmarks (e.g. PCMark Vantage)? I can't find any online and was wondering if the performance is significantly better than dm1-4010us or if the difference is not worth paying $200 extra.|
|11-01-2011 01:20 AM|
|kidjolly||Go for the princeton.|
|10-28-2011 12:16 PM|
|margetts||The dm1-4050us is now available at the HP Home & Office Store for $599.99.|
|10-26-2011 03:42 PM|
2.3GHz i5-2410M proc
No operating system
12.5 IPS screen
4 gig RAM
320 GB HD
9 cell battery
1 year onsite warranty
Admittedly, it was truly a super-duper deal at the time, but it puts the ultimate value of this deal into stark relief. And it is a pretty great, although not perfect, machine.
|10-26-2011 12:37 PM|
|10-26-2011 12:08 PM|
Thanks for the info. I got the Princeton for about $325 + tax. It's still in the box - I need to run it to make sure it works before my return period is up.
|10-26-2011 11:56 AM|
Slightly faster processor
Larger capacity hard drive (500 vs. 320)
Larger capacity battery
No Office Key (resellable, I think, I haven't sold mine yet)
About .69 lbs heavier
About $250 more (yes, I realize that deal is no longer available)
If you got the Princeton from the Staples deal, I wouldn't even think about switching.
|10-26-2011 11:44 AM|
i totally agree with you on the X220 its money better spent
i hope to get a X220 soon i love my X60 and my X20 still works
|10-26-2011 11:29 AM|
This is about the same money as what I paid for my Lenovo x220. The x220 with 9-cell battery weighs the same, and has battery life of 12+ hours (for real!). It has a better processor, 12.5" screen, remarkable keyboard, etc. etc. Oh, and it has the super-special IPS display, too.
In short, this is an odd duck that's a questionable value. I'd be interested for up to $450.
|10-26-2011 11:27 AM|
|MacFrugal||Apart from the bigger battery, how does this compare to the Samsung Princeton?|
|10-26-2011 10:25 AM|
The need for the extra processing power of the Sandy Bridge is likely not required and especially at almost twice the price. If you were doing work that really needed more power, it may be best to try and live with a 14" laptop that had a normal speed SB CPU.
The person would really need a 12" laptop and not a 13.3" or 14" and would need more power than provided by the AMD but not as much in standard power SB.
I'm sure such ppl exist who have a very narrow set of requirements or for whatever reason just do not care about price. (Company will buy or loads of spare change.)
|10-26-2011 09:58 AM|
hey the HP Pavilion dm1z Ultraportable 11.6" Laptop, AMD E-450, 4GB DDR3, 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Win 7 Premium, Bluetooth, HDMI $353.99 is still on sale
i think its the same netbook core with a AMD CPU (BTW the E 450 is kinda nice)
and its about $250 less
|10-26-2011 09:49 AM|
I'm not buying the Engineering/Component Cost for the Difference.
The Low Power Sandy Bridge has a TDP (17w) that is 8w higher, which should not be immensely difficult to account for in cooling.
If we were talking about the Alienware 11" which includes a Dedicated Nvidia 540M whith a TDP of 35w, then it may be an issue. However, 17w of power should not be difficult to cool. And certainly not more expensive than the cost of the larger LCD, Larger Battery and other materials to make a larger laptop.
Intel likely overcharges for the chip, though it is not any different than the standard chips beyond having lower default GPU/CPU speeds which allow for lower voltage. Heck, Intel could even use Failed Chips that could not operate at normal speeds to fill their quota.
Economies of Scale and limited market competition in this small market segment are likely the bigger issues.
|10-26-2011 09:16 AM|
but IBM built the X line from the ground up and developed a solid small notebook
i am afraid that all HP is doing is taking their existing netbook line and throwing in a HOT chip without the development (kind of like putting a V8 in a Pinto anyone remember those)
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