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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

I'm seriously considering purchasing a Hewlett-Packard Pavillion 4000 or 6000 series with Celeron 400 or 433 Megahertz CPU. Does anyone have any horror stories or thumbs up for these HP celeron machines? I'm wondering about reliability, service from HP etc.
Greg Jordan
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

OK, I have several horror stories. My HP 6330 has been down since I bought it in January and HP has been unwilling or unable to help. Check out the forum at the link below and look under other questions. There are a bunch of people with continuing serious problems. One poor guy bought three at once and they all are down. Definate thumbs down from me. Also have a friend who gave up on theirs and are giving it to me because I am too stubborn to quit trying.

HP Community Support Forum
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

I've got a hp pavilion 6330 on my workbench right now. From the user point of view they look like a good machine. They are for the money you spend. With computers you almost always get what you pay for. Now with an hp your not going to have to much upgradability and getting it repaired under warranty is also probably going to be a problem. Usually about the best way to purchase a pc without losing out is having one custom built at a reperable place which is also local. This way you tell them what you want in it and they give you a price and then you adjust accordingly. You will also get state of the art parts instead of the cheapest on the market which will probably be whats in the hp. (at least that's what's in this one) These systems do cost a little more but it's worth it just for the upgradablitly and for the service. What it all really comes down to is how much are you willing to spend.
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 7:06 pm:   

I agree with the above people and will go one step further,I had a 6330 hp and it was such an ON-BOARD piece of crap I couldn't believe it.The modem-sound card combo is still sitting on the edge of workbench a year and half later,that's because it never worked,I am a computer technician with several certifications and I had to replace the above garbage components with a USR 56k modem and a Soundblaster Live sound card.Then I sold it to someone that is a jerk and I felt much better.

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