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HP notebook: 60 and 80 Gb HDD for the same price

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lanas, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. lanas

    lanas Thread Starter

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    I've noticed HP NC 6120 notebooks with 60 and 80 GB HDD are for the same price in my country and don't understand how could it be?
    Has anybody experience with HP 80 GB HDD? Any deffects or promo action?
     
  2. PC TECH250

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    This may have more to manufacturer's inventories when they ship so many equipped
    with one size(60 earlier) and a later shipment goes out with a larger drive(80gb). The
    units are simply being sold at one price without regard to the drive capacity. On buying
    a drive separately, the cost between sizes is then different due to different models. An
    advertisement for the units could have errors though they probably are using the same
    ad for both shipments of this model laptop made by HP.
     
  3. Noyb

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    My 80 gig laptop works just fine.
    Get the 80 gig version before they're sold out.
     
  4. lanas

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    Well, in fact the situation is the following: HP with 60 Gb are available now, 80 Gb will come after 2 weeks. So, I thought it would be better to wait another 2 weeks, but get 20 Gb extra- price is the same, but was afraid something could be wrong with these 80 Gb because of the same price.
    After your explanations, I think it is worth to wait :)
    All other hardware parameters are the same.
     
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    When suppliers drop their prices for wholesale to companies like HP, HP can now put
    a larger drive in for the same retail price that entailed the previous drive.
     
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    most of the time I think it`s a matter of availability for the manufacturer, everything is getting faster and bigger, when they run out of stock of one unit it get`s replaced with whatever next better is available.(60=>80) Memory kits too, if you were to RMA an old 512mb memory kit now, more then likely you would get a 1gig kit back simply cause they arn`t making 512kits anymore. (I have found this with OCZ to be true anyway)
     
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    Rukee :Memory kits too, if you were to RMA an old 512mb memory kit now, more then likely you would get a 1gig kit back simply cause they arn`t making 512kits anymore. (I have found this with OCZ to be true anyway)

    I sure wish my suppliers would rma a stick of 1gb for me lol.. It takes them nearly 2 weeks to replace a faulty batch of cdrw's i purchased, and then no prizes for guessing, but those too were faulty.. ahh cest la vie.. sorry for going off post on this one..
     
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    It is the old rule of "supply and demand" that also causes price changes.
     
  10. lanas

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    Thsese models are widely available in Europe: HP NC 6120 PY507EA (60 GB) and HP NC 6120 PY508EA (80GB).
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF25a/21675-283229-283229-283229-283239-12095430.html
    In the UK, the price vary for 50 pounds
    In the Czech Republic, there is no price for 508, they suggest to contact nearest HP distributor:
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/cz/cs/sm/WF25a/388741-387007-387007-387007-387009-12095618.html
    And in Lithuania, where I live, prices are the same:
    http://www.profuturo.lt/catalog.php?lid=s1&cla=PCN&ven=HWP

    In Lithuania, GNT Company is the distributor for HP.
    As I've heard NC 6120 now is replaced by NC 6125. Perhaps these 6120 are from remainders.
     
  11. Noyb

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    Look identical to me ... Better grab the 80 gig before HP finds out.
     
  12. lanas

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    Yes, they are identical, except HDD- that's why I was suspicious about 80 GB quality.
     
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    At the third link, you should see six different models that start with NC6120 that are
    equipped with different size drives. One had a 40gb, two had 60gb, and three had 80gb
    as the drives listed. The option here the drive size can be changed with the same price
    listed for the basically same model with differences in memory.
     
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    The drives are most likely made by one brand alone. Most of the drives available these
    are days are kept to certain industry standards. Different manufacturers will offer some
    different types of utilities for partitioning the drives and maintainence however.
     
  15. lanas

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    PC Tech250: there are other differences between them, not only HDD: PY 505 has no DVDRW, PY 509 has 2.00 Ghz Pentium. PY 507 and PY 508 are the same, except HDD.
     
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