My Very First Laptop

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, October 27, 2008 | Published in

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I have bought myself a new laptop.

For those of you who have been following my blog, I know what you are thinking. He has just bought a new handphone, and now a new laptop? What’s next? A new car? Or a new house?

Well, no. I really don’t have that much money!

Actually, I bought the laptop two months back, before I bought the Sony Ericsson handphone. But I did not blog about it, so I guess it’s about time I do so.

In fact, this is my first laptop. I have been using desktop computer all this while, but only recently I decided to go get a laptop. The reason? I want my computer to be mobile friendly. I want to be able to surf the Internet at Starbucks or OldTown White Coffee. Or read blogs at my garden table outside my house. Or replying to comments on my blog while watching TV.

So, when I heard this promotion by HP, I quickly grabbed it.

Well, my laptop is nothing fanciful. It’s a no-frills HP 520 model with 14 inch screen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 160GB hard disk, 2GB RAM, and complete with just 2 USB ports and 1 DVD writer.

Here’s the photos of my brand new HP laptop.







It was priced at RM2,490 retail but I managed to get it at RM2,239 with a 3-year warranty.

To make it even better, HP offered a 24-months interest free payment. So I ended up paying just RM93 every month! Pretty good deal, don’t you think?

(30) Comments

  1. suituapui said...

    Waiyor! RM2,000 plus...and two months later, buy hp - I'm sure at least RM1,000 plus. Loaded lah! Was it you who posted on preparing for retirement? LOL!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:31 PM
  2. Neo said...

    That looks so nice, but what I don't like with HP is do they don't provide on site support, or they do now?

    October 27, 2008 at 1:34 PM
  3. khengsiong said...

    3 years warranty costs you so little... That's a good buy.

    I have been using laptop for a long time. Today, people who buy desktop for personal use are mostly gamers or students.

    October 27, 2008 at 8:06 PM
  4. lina said...

    yalah, so loaded, new handphone, new laptop... hehehe

    got wireless internet ready? Can be connected even in the toilet. Hahaha

    nice house, BTW got crystal bonsai some more. :D

    October 27, 2008 at 8:57 PM
  5. Babette said...

    Good thing you have an Intel processor or else I will not visit you again. LOL Just kidding Foong! My husband works for Intel so I am very biased. :o)

    October 27, 2008 at 9:44 PM
  6. My Bug Life said...

    For a moment, I though you bought the same model like the one I m using...the front looks almost the same...I got mine couple of months too :) We are so dependent on techie these days...laptops are as important as handphones!

    October 27, 2008 at 11:26 PM
  7. EastCoastLife said...

    That's a good buy. I intend to get a new laptop too. Shopping around first... hehe...

    October 28, 2008 at 1:11 AM
  8. foongpc said...

    suituapui, I'm not loaded lah. I budget for these purchases. Anyway, the laptop costs me RM93 a month, not a big lump sum. And I still save for my retirement : )

    neo, yes HP does provide site support.

    khengsiong, yes, it's definitely a good buy especially with the 3 year warranty.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 AM
  9. foongpc said...

    lina, thanks! I'm not loaded lah, all done according to my budget. Btw, I don't bring my laptop into the toilet. haha!

    babette, oh so your hubby work for Intel! Lucky thing my laptop use Intel processor. Haha!

    my bug life, you have a HP laptop too? Great! Join the HP fan club! : )
    Yeah, without my laptop and handphone, I really don't know how to survive!

    eastcoastlife, yes go get a new laptop! You deserve it since you are such a great blogger! : )

    October 28, 2008 at 2:11 AM
  10. Mariuca said...

    Wah! So this is ur new lappy eh? Enjoy using it and happy blogging. Now we both have new laptops to enjoy woot! :):):)

    October 28, 2008 at 3:57 AM
  11. -eiling- said...

    Wow that's a very good bargain. i was thinking to get another laptop too perhaps a smaller one. Those like Mini ones. Any reccomendations?

    October 28, 2008 at 8:56 AM
  12. HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

    What a great deal!!! I want a laptop! My last one broke and I have not been the same.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:51 AM
  13. jam said...

    I believe if you buy during pc fair, it can go cheaper than that.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:10 PM
  14. Happysurfer said...

    Congrats, Foong. That's a good deal.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM
  15. foongpc said...

    mariuca, haha, yes! We both have new laptop - yours the "Paris Hilton" laptop, while mine HP laptop. Enjoy your blogging too! : )

    eiling, yes definitely a good bargain. No regrets getting this one! : ) Not sure about the mini ones - it's all the rage nowadays, but I prefer the bigger ones : )

    October 28, 2008 at 3:16 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, go get yourself a laptop! Look out for the best deals and grab it! : )

    jam, perhaps but this offer is already very good : )

    happysurfer, thanks, indeed it is : )

    October 28, 2008 at 3:19 PM
  17. Babette said...

    Foong, so you have your first blog and now you have your first lap top. So what else do you need? Your very first TAG! So here it is. LOL I hope you'll play along.
    Eight Random Things

    October 28, 2008 at 5:55 PM
  18. Pete said...

    Good deal, with 3 years warranty lorr! My HP monitor 'kong out' just after 13 months, I did not go for the 3 yrs warranty!

    October 28, 2008 at 11:37 PM
  19. Faisal Admar said...

    hehe i bought my compaq for rm2.3k. your laptop looks cool. but now i'm craving for apple! hehe. they always come out with cute gadgets. don't you think? :P

    October 29, 2008 at 12:48 AM
  20. foongpc said...

    babette, thanks for the tag, although this is not my first tag : )

    pete, yes good deal. That's why you should apply for the 3 year warranty : )

    faisal admar, thanks. Already have a Compaq and now craving for Apple? Go get one lah if you can afford it! Meantime, just give me your Compaq, thank you very much! : )

    October 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM
  21. Nick Phillips said...

    Congrats on your new laptop :D And it's a pretty good buy too.

    October 29, 2008 at 3:46 PM
  22. Monica said...

    That's a good deal Foong! happy blogging ;-)

    October 30, 2008 at 1:28 AM
  23. foongpc said...

    nick phillips & monica, thanks! Happy blogging to you both too! : )

    October 30, 2008 at 10:43 AM
  24. Bengbeng said...

    i dont know if we have the same model but i got mine for 1899

    October 30, 2008 at 7:45 PM
  25. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, that's very cheap! Do you have 3 year warranty as well?

    November 1, 2008 at 9:07 PM
  26. Natural said...

    cool. enjoy your laptop. i use both. like i'm on my laptop now. i need to take it out more, i treat it like a desktop.

    anywho, have fun with it.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:59 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    natural, thanks for dropping by my blog : )

    November 8, 2008 at 10:28 PM
  28. QuaChee said...

    that is quite a deal! congratulations :) now a 'new baby' for you to take care haha :)

    November 14, 2008 at 6:09 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    quachee, yes. Now with this new laptop, I love blogging even more!
    : )

    November 15, 2008 at 10:50 PM
  30. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    Just so u know, my desktop is hp, my laptop is hp, my baby too mini hp! my printer hp too!LOL

    March 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM