My $190 eBay Gamble

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Comments • 742

  • Aragiss
    Aragiss Day ago

    I would have run a Memtest to test the RAM. It's not replacable so if the RAM is going faulty, the laptop is as good as trash.

  • xd stillchill
    xd stillchill 5 days ago

    Isn't gambling illegal tho?

    Hey guys this is Austin! Today, I'm reviewing this crowbar on how well it will get me out of prison!

  • Nikkstein Gaming
    Nikkstein Gaming 5 days ago +1

    That aspect ratio!!! URGHH!!!

  • Black Stone
    Black Stone 7 days ago +1

    What's the background music around 4:50 called? I hear it in so many TheXvid videos but I can't find the song title.

  • Kylesh Reddy
    Kylesh Reddy 7 days ago

    I got a Dell latitude 4580 2016 model for $300 was it a good deal.

    AFRIN AKTAR 7 days ago

    Nice 😀😀😀😀

    RASSHU 8 days ago +1

    Its that a Minecraft remix in the backound?

  • Jase Wolf
    Jase Wolf 9 days ago

    My gran came to me with her early 2011 Dell Inspiron 1545, which whilst it was somewhat an ok laptop hardware wise, for Windows in today's world, it's just unbearable because the drivers won't work beyond Windows 8.
    I found on Ebay a late 2012 Acer Travelmate P253 with an IvyBridge i5 3230M. In absolute brilliant like new condition for £125. Upgraded the RAM to 8GB, as it's DDR3 I had some lying around. And an SSD too. Smashing laptop. Not by far a great screen as what you get with today's devices, but besides that, brilliant cheap purchase for my gran to have something that just works flawlessly right after install, without needing to install drivers.
    And it being UEFI too, very nice. Would of loved to try hackintoshing it as I can imagine it would work just fine with the hardware, but not for my gran lol.

  • Umer Masood
    Umer Masood 10 days ago

    I got a renewed 80$ elitebook which plays gta 4 and runs a core i5 560m 2.67ghz and windows 8.1

  • PwNer YT
    PwNer YT 11 days ago +6

    You are always taking risk at buying something

  • anna A
    anna A 13 days ago

    Ship it to me

  • Finn Jensen
    Finn Jensen 13 days ago

    I get a hp wrong buy from privat never used. 2018 model fore less than half price # 280 $ 500gb hd great screen 16 gb ram would like little more but man pc is cheap now

  • Khaled Salhani
    Khaled Salhani 13 days ago

    This is '"a" eBay or "an" eBay laptop?

  • Lomkey
    Lomkey 13 days ago

    Windows is not cheap would add the cost than $190. Unless getting them in a 3 party site with oem key.

  • Florbo Sagbag
    Florbo Sagbag 13 days ago

    It's just a used business laptop. Companies buy them in bulk and then generally after the extended warranty period ends they just get rid of them all and buy another lot in bulk. Generally they then end up with electronics recycling businesses who then list them on Ebay either without a hard drive or with a completely wiped hard drive for data security reasons. Generally, used business laptops are a safe buy from Ebay for this reason. Hardly what I'd call a gamble as I've done it many times in the past.

  • jack6134
    jack6134 14 days ago

    This channel made me a tech nerd

    BUTTERBEAN 2019 14 days ago

    I have a old laptop I can’t get it to take power

  • Γιάννης Γ.
    Γιάννης Γ. 15 days ago

    It was probably stolen

  • TheDutyPaid
    TheDutyPaid 15 days ago

    Windows 10 Pro key from eBay for a dollar.

  • mghitu
    mghitu 15 days ago

    I didn't watch the video b/c I think Austin is an annoying person but for those money you could've bought the new iPod touch.

  • Red Phoenix
    Red Phoenix 16 days ago +2

    @0:02 I almost assumed you were Thomas. :D

  • Vishnu Mistry
    Vishnu Mistry 16 days ago

    Ebay is one of those shops full of gems. Like 2 weeks ago I bought a Windows 7 Alienware laptop, and it was for only £150

  • greg G
    greg G 16 days ago

    make more of these types of videos please

  • cgwworldministries
    cgwworldministries 16 days ago

    You should give Linux a try instead in future projects like this. It will give you something to learn, and it works better requiring sometimes NO drivers to install and at most, the GPU driver if it is Nvidia. Intel and AMD are open source standard.

  • G3
    G3 16 days ago

    my best gamble, i was given a supposedly dead 2012 ultrabook, still alive but the hdd is dead & im left with a 32gb ssd, upgraded it to 120 ssd and 500gb hdd, works as my go-to laptop lol

  • J C
    J C 16 days ago

    why is $190 worth for core M LOL

  • Wassim Ch
    Wassim Ch 17 days ago

    Can i get this PC after the video

  • Evgeni Enchev
    Evgeni Enchev 17 days ago +2

    For 200 euro you can get a refurb lenovo or dell with i5 or i7 4th gen and 4gb ram. 1 year full waranty.

  • Injected
    Injected 17 days ago

    2:38 for free windows 7 / 10

  • Josh Jwillway
    Josh Jwillway 17 days ago +6

    I bought a X250 with 500gb HDD, 4gb RAM and 1366x768 screen.
    it now has 240gb ssd, 8gb ram and 1080p screen, is brilliant

  • SomeDude OutThere
    SomeDude OutThere 17 days ago

    Should've gotten a Thinkpad for the same price

  • Frost
    Frost 17 days ago

    His laptop videos is so Entertaining

  • bada buscus gaming
    bada buscus gaming 18 days ago

    Use that laptop for a month

  • zebruh
    zebruh 18 days ago

    Austin tryna copy Unbox Therapy with an Asian tech dude like Willy-Doo inspecting the tech. Luv ya nevertheless.

  • Random Human
    Random Human 18 days ago

    An* ebay laptop not a ebay laptop

  • Ocawesome101
    Ocawesome101 18 days ago +5

    Put Linux on it and I 95% GUARANTEE you that the thing will just WORK with ZERO messing around with settings.

  • lucus lopez
    lucus lopez 18 days ago

    4 yr old laptop? Looks like a 10+ yr old laptop

  • Ole Algoritme
    Ole Algoritme 19 days ago +3

    Hmm. Who pays 190usd for an Intel Core M based, used laptop.

  • White Wall
    White Wall 19 days ago

    Does anyone else here minecraft music like close to the beginning of this video?

  • Lord Gigenshtain
    Lord Gigenshtain 19 days ago

    please shut up austin.

  • Sri
    Sri 19 days ago

    he finally shaved

  • inflameslp311
    inflameslp311 19 days ago

    New (or old, I don't watch this channel that often) drinking game:

    Take a shot every time he says "garbage". Take two if he says "garbage town".

    If this is not new to you, take an extra shot because why the hell not?

  • Quino Rodriguez
    Quino Rodriguez 19 days ago

    Hey Austin try buying an ASUS N550JK. It's a pretty quirky and classy impressive laptop. It had this screen problem where the connector on the mb was faulty, but spec wise it's very capable. The screen is great and the build material is beautiful. Hear me out!

  • Jamie Buckley
    Jamie Buckley 19 days ago +5

    Hey Austin, this is an offer! I'll give you 50 quid for the laptop?

  • Epik32
    Epik32 19 days ago

    Facebook marketplace has better laptops for around $70 in my area which is really surprising

  • Sean DEF
    Sean DEF 20 days ago

    Hey Austin.... would you want to sell this? Or have a give away?

  • sloshy
    sloshy 20 days ago +1

    I was able to buy a used laptop from ebay for around $400-500 shipped with:
    i5 6440hq
    256 gb sata 3 ssd
    8gb ddr4
    listed as used and working
    there are good deals if you look for them

  • KatanaClan
    KatanaClan 20 days ago

    I remember watching you in 2014

  • Cameron Boyle
    Cameron Boyle 20 days ago

    If you played the "Hey guys this is austin" from every video it would sound the same lol

  • No Cowser
    No Cowser 20 days ago +3

    We see that ring austin. Congrats!

  • Daryom Nyodu
    Daryom Nyodu 20 days ago

    Hey guys this is exhausting

  • Eric Rosario
    Eric Rosario 20 days ago


  • Hazi
    Hazi 20 days ago

    Austin as a pilot
    “Hey guys this is Austin”

  • Eee Content
    Eee Content 20 days ago

    why windows 10 ?
    Microsoft: its modern
    Me: so what
    Microsoft: its modern
    Me: so what
    Microsoft: ITS MODERN
    Me: WTF!!?!?!?
    Microsft: MODERN!
    Me: (installing linux)

  • Valen Andrade
    Valen Andrade 20 days ago

    Im sorry Austin look makalulu-oy

  • Likorise
    Likorise 20 days ago +1

    I like ur shirt

  • aeron baldovino
    aeron baldovino 21 day ago

    Still Ken Is Working There

  • The Aviation Channel

    'PAN AM' SHIRT!!!!!!!!!

  • Zupreax
    Zupreax 21 day ago +1

    Talking about affordability and got an expensive RED Cam behind him xdddddd Nice Video

  • Manou's Flits
    Manou's Flits 21 day ago

    I bout a core i7 laptop for 200 dollar on marktplaats

  • TheSneakyBandit
    TheSneakyBandit 21 day ago

    take a shot every time he says '190'

  • Matt Oke
    Matt Oke 22 days ago

    FunFact: I use Zeiss Lens Cleaners as well.

  • Nonsensical Fox Shenanigans

    Yooo I dig that Pan Am shirt

  • Dan Odden
    Dan Odden 22 days ago +1

    This thing is garbage. I bought an Ideapad 110 from best buy a few years ago for literally the same price (no I'm not over or underestimating, it was $190) and it was new and it had a better CPU than this.

  • Max Robinson
    Max Robinson 22 days ago

    thinkpad t440p any day for a cheap used laptop :)

  • Pravars Drums
    Pravars Drums 22 days ago


  • Thapanant Khongsattra
    Thapanant Khongsattra 22 days ago

    I want to know what is Austin first video with Ken... 🤔

  • Matthew D'Aoust
    Matthew D'Aoust 22 days ago

    Hey Guys! this is the guy who died in the first Maze Runner movie!

  • Nathaniel AYI
    Nathaniel AYI 22 days ago

    Loving the shirt!!

  • Cao Minh
    Cao Minh 22 days ago

    finally a worth watching vid from austin

  • Chris Schuler
    Chris Schuler 22 days ago

    I got a very well looked after Asus zenbook flip 360uak with an i5 7200u (an i7 wouldn't make sense due to thermals) and and 256 gb and 3200 x 1800 display for like 400 bucks, the battery barely has any wear and it was also a 1000 bucks laptop a bit less than 2 years ago

  • Zombieninja11750
    Zombieninja11750 22 days ago

    Does anybody have any advice about telling your crush you like her?

  • Kwadwo Antwi
    Kwadwo Antwi 23 days ago

    Why not do a giveaway

  • Fortmine
    Fortmine 23 days ago

    what model is it? EliteBook 840?

  • Pizzagoul
    Pizzagoul 23 days ago

    Those are literal school laptops and there bad and they run windows 10

  • Tim Leubner
    Tim Leubner 23 days ago

    Wouldn't it be a 300 dollar laptop adding the cost of windows?

  • M Thariq Faturrahman
    M Thariq Faturrahman 23 days ago +2

    should've gone for thinkpads though. you could get a T430 with i5 and Quadro graphics for around $150 on ebay.

  • david Janssen
    david Janssen 23 days ago

    Can you plz do a review on the hp pavilion 15

  • Aditya Addanki
    Aditya Addanki 23 days ago

    You must do a video on thinkpads, those things are legendary

  • Ammad Khan
    Ammad Khan 23 days ago

    How do I install the thouchpad drivers on my windows 10 laptop?

    • • BenDerGamer •
      • BenDerGamer • 19 days ago

      Just search for Touchpad drivers + the name of your laptop but Touchpad should be Installer, maybe there is something on your keyboard like a Symbole for powering on\off touchpad.

  • Abdullah Tshabal
    Abdullah Tshabal 23 days ago

    i saw the COA

  • Alien Animations
    Alien Animations 23 days ago

    I wish I had enough money to get a laptop I am still a teen

  • Beyond Burntsn0w
    Beyond Burntsn0w 23 days ago

    I got an elitebook 8460p for $80 on eBay with no HDD seems like a better deal

  • Adam Ross
    Adam Ross 23 days ago

    I have 500 dollars and I want to get into gaming. Should I buy a second hand laptop or should I build a pc?

  • Thomas Dang
    Thomas Dang 24 days ago

    Game test it

  • lwvmobile
    lwvmobile 24 days ago

    So, there was literally nothing wrong with the hardware. I kind of wonder if the owner just had tons of income and didn't know what they were doing, or if somebody was trying to get rid of it because they needed to get rid of it, either because they needed money in a hurry or needed to get rid of it due to other 'reasons'.

  • memes deader than my soul

    My laptop is 10x the price and barely, barely better.

  • Vidar Lindberg
    Vidar Lindberg 24 days ago

    But can it run crysis?

  • Eli 100
    Eli 100 24 days ago

    What is the full name of the laptop

  • Phone Shop
    Phone Shop 24 days ago

    u don't habe to buy S size t-shirts to have smaller sleeves to show 'some'' muscles ..

  • Sybren Generic Surname

    Hackintosh it.

  • Ankith B
    Ankith B 24 days ago

    Give me that windows 7 key

  • Alexander Meier
    Alexander Meier 24 days ago

    200$ for a used core m laptop? worst deal ever

  • Gigastar
    Gigastar 24 days ago +1

    I think it would make sense for the seller to use this laptop to mine cryptocurrency until it dies.

  • Klarification
    Klarification 24 days ago

    Hey Austin, you might be able to load Mac OS onto it, and make it into a Hackbook. Food for thought...

  • Jay Shankar
    Jay Shankar 24 days ago

    the budget on these videos aree dirttyyyy

  • 善膜师
    善膜师 24 days ago

    rufus is a good tool for building an UEFI boot drive with ISOs from MSDN

  • Mayank Raj
    Mayank Raj 24 days ago

    Wastes money on amazon and...then "My $190 Gamble!!!! Dude...its good...than wasting money!!

  • HoLDoN4Sec
    HoLDoN4Sec 24 days ago

    i made a 187$ gamble and got myself a near mint condition 2011 13" macbook pro with i7 8gb ram and a 256gb evo 850 ssd.
    what its problem was is two things: 1. it had no OS installed on it - easy fix, and 2. its battery was inflated and caused the trackpad to push out quite a bit and the battery life was at about 3.5-4 hours - bought a brand new genuine apple battery for 45$ and now it even lasts nearly 9 hours.
    so for less than 230$ i got myself a blazing fast 8 year old laptop which still amazes me how dam good it actually runs - its geekbench score is more than double of the HP you got here and with Mojave(installed it with the patcher) it runs almost faster than my 3000$ windows desktop gaming rig, and definitely faster than my Lenovo Y700 Laptop which has a quad core i7, 16gb of ram, the gtx960m 4gb edition and samsung 960pro m.2 nvme ssd.
    i'm shocked with how great this gamble came out.

  • MegaGrut
    MegaGrut 24 days ago

    The moment it stops at 2:20