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post Sep 5 2008, 06:57 PM
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What do you guys think of this HP I'm looking at? Seems like a really good computer to me for a decent price.


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post Sep 5 2008, 07:25 PM
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Unless you specifically need a laptop to take out places, get a PC.
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post Sep 5 2008, 07:31 PM
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This is really nice machine. I have very similar HP laptop. Never had any problems. Nice picture, big screen, integrated mic and camera, many outputs for various external things, great support - I am very happy with it.


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post Sep 5 2008, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (Duncan @ Sep 5 2008, 02:25 PM) *
Unless you specifically need a laptop to take out places, get a PC.


I have a PC, I'm buying the laptop for mobility smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2008, 08:10 PM
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This is exactly the laptop I bought last month biggrin.gif

4Gb RAM + GeForce 9600M GT...well what else ?

That's a trully nice machine smile.gif
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post Sep 5 2008, 08:22 PM
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The batteries won't last long with such a powerfull laptop so it might not be the best business solution if you need it for the university... and do you really need a blue-ray drive?


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post Sep 5 2008, 08:25 PM
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I think it's important to have a firewire port in a laptop because in that way you can add a firewire sound card like M-Audio Firewire 410 or 1810. I didn't see the specifications about the laptop but is something to have in mind.
The notebook is cool, has a lot of ram and HD space but maybe you can check that out.
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post Sep 5 2008, 08:43 PM
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That's a great laptop man, I think you will be pleased. 5400rpm HD is a little slow giving in respect that the rest of the machine is top notch - it will definitely be a slower of the whole PC. Other than that machine is really really good.


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post Sep 5 2008, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Sep 5 2008, 08:25 PM) *
I think it's important to have a firewire port in a laptop because in that way you can add a firewire sound card like M-Audio Firewire 410 or 1810. I didn't see the specifications about the laptop but is something to have in mind.
The notebook is cool, has a lot of ram and HD space but maybe you can check that out.
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This laptop has firewire port. I think every new generation laptop has one, that's why they don't even say that in specs.


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post Sep 5 2008, 09:39 PM
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If you want mobility, you'll want a Acer Aspire One smile.gif
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I think that's the Linux version though. It comes with Windows XP as well, with 80gb harddrive.

It's not good specs, but it's the best you get when it comes to mobility =)


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QUOTE (Canis @ Sep 5 2008, 10:39 PM) *
If you want mobility, you'll want a Acer Aspire One smile.gif
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I think that's the Linux version though. It comes with Windows XP as well, with 80gb harddrive.

It's not good specs, but it's the best you get when it comes to mobility =)


Ahh, I can't stand Acer :S Both my mom and dad have them, and they're the worst thing I've ever seen.


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post Sep 5 2008, 09:44 PM
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Seems like a very good lap top computer mate , should be more then sufficient for you! Regarding those small laptops like Asus eeePC and similar...Well they are cool , really mobile , battery lasts longer...Downside is that I can't get used to the typing on such a small keyboard and also for some things the screen can be too small..Other than that they are great and very interesting machines to have..But depends for what you are going to use them..

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post Sep 5 2008, 09:55 PM
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What exactly are you gonna do with this laptop? lots of gaiming? music? surfing the web.

I think a MacBook would be good if its entertainment and music based kind of laptop. Not for gaming though, although its getting there. Mac's uses a lot less memory than windows so the memory is about half of that. Memory should be the least bit of your problem though since its so easy to get ram nowadays. Comes with a camera, built in mic, imovie, garageband, time machine, iphoto, space, ichat etc.


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post Sep 13 2008, 08:17 PM
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What do you guys think of this one versus this one?


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post Sep 14 2008, 07:47 PM
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Definitely the G series mate. It does has a bit slower CPU, but has 7200 HD, and also a bit better GPU.

First one is probably oriented towards business people, where there isn't too much demand for hi speed HD.
Second one is more attractive design for youths, specially mobile gamers, where all components must be balanced. And they are more balanced the the first one.


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post Sep 14 2008, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 14 2008, 02:47 PM) *
Definitely the G series mate. It does has a bit slower CPU, but has 7200 HD, and also a bit better GPU.

First one is probably oriented towards business people, where there isn't too much demand for hi speed HD.
Second one is more attractive design for youths, specially mobile gamers, where all components must be balanced. And they are more balanced the the first one.


Yeah, I had a similar line of thought smile.gif


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Definitely a good choice mate. wink.gif

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post Sep 14 2008, 08:48 PM
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I will be buying it tomorrow, will let you guys know how it goes when I get it smile.gif Also I've heard that the 32-bit version of Vista doesn't make use of 4 gigs of RAM if you have it, but the 64 bit does (and the g series has the 64 bit version) so something else to consider.


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Vista is becoming more and more stable and compatible, so I think it is good to install it, specially on a new computer. Just make sure you install service pack and patches..

If you install 32bit you will use only 3GB that is true, so there's no point doing that for now, unless you really really need some external hardware or software that cannot work on 64bit, and who-knows when it will work. Slight chances for that tho...


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