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I seen this newer HP laptop and wanna know if with these specs it worth it.

HP 15-DB0003CA for 575$ Canadian.
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Sells for $450'ish in US, but maybe things are more expensive in Canada?
 
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That's a decent price for what's on offer. I'd replace the HDD with an SSD first thing after making restore discs.

EDIT; When suggesting replacement with an SSD, I of course imply that you should get and external enclosure for the 1TB and use it as a back-up/mass-storage drive.
 
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I'm not sure what your primary reasons for purchasing this laptop are....but I watched Tech Epiphany's Youtube channel when I was checking out the graphics capabilities of the Ryzen 3 2200g. He also has a playlist for the Ryzen 3 2200U. Might be worth a look-see to determine the capabilities of the Vega 3.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Gaming Benchmark Tests Frame-rate

I'm more than happy with my Vega 8...;).

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Slightly expensive, does it include all the taxes?It's $438 US according to Google's conversion rates atm.
Taxes included

I'm not sure what your primary reasons for purchasing this laptop are....but I watched Tech Epiphany's Youtube channel when I was checking out the graphics capabilities of the Ryzen 3 2200g. He also has a playlist for the Ryzen 3 2200U. Might be worth a look-see to determine the capabilities of the Vega 3.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Gaming Benchmark Tests Frame-rate

I'm more than happy with my Vega 8...;).

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Liquid Cool
I tought it was newer technology compared to all these older Intel especially the U series for the same price.
 
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I tought it was newer technology compared to all these older Intel especially the U series for the same price.
In terms of GPU (or IGP) this is definitely better than most Intel offerings, the CPU is also pretty nice & you won't get too many better alternatives at this price.
 
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So I will apply to get it. I just wish the screen was 1080p but its enough.
 

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I just wish the screen was 1080p but its enough.
Have you gone to the HP web site they are having a sale it looks like... you might be able to get what you want there, around that same price point or cheaper.
I was just playing around with their configuration tool and got $459.99 USD on the same one you are looking at but added the 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen (1920 x 1080). It looks like the one you are interested in, is $399.99 USD there.

Hope you get a good deal.
 

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I picked up a Latitude E6420 for $240 since my budget is really low and I don't really need a ton of power
Do you need modern hardware/lots of computing power or just need a laptop for productivity and light gaming?
 
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Have you gone to the HP web site they are having a sale it looks like... you might be able to get what you want there, around that same price point or cheaper.
I was just playing around with their configuration tool and got $459.99 USD on the same one you are looking at but added the 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen (1920 x 1080). It looks like the one you are interested in, is $399.99 USD there.

Hope you get a good deal.
Same price as here with Exchange rate
 
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Your avatar pisses me off for some reason.

Anyway, this is a good buy. Most laptops up here are overpriced junk. AMD Ryzen 2200 is a decent processor. If one cares a lot of performance, getting better ram (DDR4 3000) and an SSD will grant you significantly better performance. But you can make that a longer term thing.
 
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You may wanna look around some more. Locally I can get another variant of HP15 (DB0226) for around the same price. It comes with a 15.6" FHD screen. There is no reason to buy 1366x768 these days.
Locally I can get an OS-less version w/ FHD screen and 8GB DDR4 for around $420 USD (VAT included).
Performance-wise it's fairly good. iGPU is better than Intel's offerings, while the CPU performance is close to 8th gen Core i3-U (or 6th/7th gen i5 U-variant).

Also, an entry-level HP 15Z Touch w/ FHD option is around $440USD on HP store (starts at 400), and it starts with 8GB RAM, which is a much better deal considering Windows is included and it has a Touchscreen for those in need to smear their fingerprints all over the screen.
 

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I was going to joke it's not worth it because of the French.
But in 2018 you really, really, really want to stay away from 5400rpm mechanical drives. And for at least 5 years you want to stay away from that 1366x768 screen resolution.
 
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Your avatar pisses me off for some reason.

Anyway, this is a good buy. Most laptops up here are overpriced junk. AMD Ryzen 2200 is a decent processor. If one cares a lot of performance, getting better ram (DDR4 3000) and an SSD will grant you significantly better performance. But you can make that a longer term thing.
Why you get pissed off by the avatar?
 
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Why you get pissed off by the avatar?
Of all the things in this world to get upset about, this is not one of them IMHO :) but whateva.....

I've seen tons of avatars on many, many forums/boards that I would call unusual, odd, strange, interesting, wierd, and prob a few other adjectives too, but notta one that I could honestly say pissed me off ......

Anyways, to the OP, the advice of the other posters to look around for similar machines with lower prices is a good idea, although the one you listed is not bad per se......
 
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I was more joking then not. Guess I gotta work on my humor.
 
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No mention of what you are going to do with it.... if all that is expected is to web browse and use an office suite will be fine. It will struggle with anything more than that.

Be aware that the "soft costs" on a laptop will be about $225... that includes packaging transportation,chassis, support, etc. So that means a $450 lappie has $225 worth of componentry and a $675 lappie has double that.

One of the ways manufacturer's augment that income id thru bloatware so 1st thing i'd do is get rid of all the budled stuff. We had a slw of lappies come in to be looked at some years ago and the problem was a "free' Trend Micro AV that at 6 months of age, just turned performance into a tailspin. uninstalling it solve the problem.
 
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Thats pretty good for new laptop, but if you consider used prices than no. Remember, the 2200U is basically a mobile 200GE, so you only get a Vega 3 and 2c/4t
 
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After looking at all the prices and what market has to offer I decided finally to upgrade a tablet with nicer case and add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I also bought an external battery pack. So I basically transformed a ZTE Grand X View K85 into a mini laptop.
 
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After looking at all the prices and what market has to offer I decided finally to upgrade a tablet with nicer case and add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I also bought an external battery pack. So I basically transformed a ZTE Grand X View K85 into a mini laptop.
Nice. I've helped a few friends(and clients) do exactly that. They're happy with that kind of setup as well.
 
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Nice. I've helped a few friends(and clients) do exactly that. They're happy with that kind of setup as well.
Why not!? I mean if the person does mostly social medias, forums, e-mails and small games it's plenty. The tablet has an 1.5 gig octocore, 2 gig ram, full hd screen and upgradable to 128gigs internal memory.
 
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what you expect? for all around tasks it's good enough
 
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