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Offline aqarwaen

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does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:02:05 am »
i just does hp still have reputation making laptops what offen fail.i heard stories few years what suggest to avoid hp laptops at all cost has hp fixed issues or is it even worse now?
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 08:28:03 am »
Pretty much all low to mid tier consumer laptops are made the same. Out of the major brands, I wouldn't really say one is really worse than another (except for Acer, even their business-grade stuff is garbage).

Consumer products aren't (always) deliberately designed to fail, rather they are built down to a price. If you're looking for a product, whether it be a laptop, desktop, networking gear etc... buy the best you can afford, even if it's a low-end enterprise unit.

If reliability and performance is even remotely important to you, avoid the bottom of the barrel stuff from retailers such as Aldi or Kogan.
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 08:28:59 am »
HP sells some very low end laptops.
HP also sells some very nice, high end laptops.

If you buy a $450 HP laptop, expect that it's not going to be especially high-end nor durable, in which regard HP is no different than any other manufacturer, IMO.
If you buy a $1500 HP Elitebook, they seem to last reasonably well. (Probably not 3x as long as the cheapest ones, but there is a notable difference in the cases.)
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 08:30:23 am »
I've had an hp 17" omen laptop for almost 2 years now as my main software development pc and haven't had any issues.
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 08:31:51 am »
Just like Lenovo. They have $300 "student laptops" with discrete GPU and very shitty other hardware, poor hard drive that can be killed by a hard tap with your palm. They also make MIL-STD certified laptops for worldwide elite businessmen.
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 08:44:09 am »
It is also my experience that the 'for business' computers (laptops or desktops) are the kind you want to buy. Usually their specs are less but they will last much longer and be more stable. IMHO well worth the money.
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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 09:22:27 am »
I have a lenovo laptop I bought years ago for about $350 new. I put 16gb memory and replaced the 1366*768 display with a 1920*1080 display. Other than that it's as good as when I bought it. I use it for building/repairing things and all the software for projects for my kids. It all depends on more than just the price.
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 09:35:07 am »
I picked up a business class laptop over 10 years ago.   HP, don't know if they still have it, had a web site with returned and/or refurbished equipment.  You have to check it often, as they might only have one or two of the model with the features you want, but had great deals.  Most stuff was still in factory sealed boxes, never opened.

I just stopped using the laptop, not because for any hardware issues.   It did develop a battery that doesn't like to stay charged for long, but that is to be expected, and didn't hurt what I was using it for.   This machine would come out with me on sound/lighting gigs, getting rough use, and has never failed.  Still running XP on it.

It was not a model with encased with rubber bumpers and stuff like that, but the lid/screen was metal rather than plastic.
 

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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 09:47:49 am »
The recent HPs seem to be pretty solid. But 6 years ago or so, I have seen a lot of enterprise HP laptops break down...

For home users, it's hard to beat lightly used Lenovo for value, reliability, and availability of replacement parts.
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Re: does hp still make bad laptops,what offen fail soon?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 11:22:09 am »
i just does hp still have reputation making laptops what offen fail.i heard stories few years what suggest to avoid hp laptops at all cost has hp fixed issues or is it even worse now?

I just bought the 17" OMEN today so i'll let you know in a few months!  :)
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