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Old 01-10-2006, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gettin new notebook for college, I have 3 different ones i'm lookin at. If you guys were buyin one of the 3, which would you pick, and why? I want a powerful comp that can work and play good pc games... Thanks.

HP Pavilion @ $1350:
Windows home edition sp2
Intel P4 520 w/hyperthreading @2.8GHz
17" WXGA with brightview (1440x900)
512 MB DDR2 RAM, 533 MHz (2x256)
80 GB 5400 RPM HD
DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/ 125HSM/SpeedBooster(TM)
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600

HP Pavilion @ $1334:
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1680x1050)
128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB)
80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/125HSM/SpeedBooster(TM)

gateway NX560XL @ $1299:
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition CD
Microsoft® Works 8.02
McAfee® Internet Security Suite 90-day Complimentary Subscription
Features Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300 (1.66 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)3
512MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-256MB modules)
60GB 5400rpm Serial AT hard drive4
6-in-1 media card reader (Memory Stick®, MemoryStick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, Mini Secure Digital®, RS-Multimedia Card™)
Modular 8x Multi-Format Double Layer DVD Writer (DVD±R/±RW/CD-RW)
Notebook Value Service Plan -- 1 year parts/labor/no on-site/1 year toll technical support5
One type II PC card slot
(4) USB 2.0, VGA, S-Video (TV Out), IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
15.4" WXGA TFT Active Matrix (1280 x 800 max. resolution)
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 SE 128MB Graphics (up to 256MB HyperMemory)
Full-Size Keyboard and EZ Pad® Pointing Device
Integrated sound and stereo speakers, headphone/speaker jack, and mic jacks
Primary 6-cell Lithium ion battery with AC pack and 1 yr. limited battery warranty
Integrated V.92 56K modem
Integrated Intel® 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter
Six months America Online® Internet access6
Integrated Intel® 802.11a/b/g wireless networking card
Adobe® Acrobat Reader® 6.0, McAfee AntiSpyware 30 day introductory offer and Google Toolbar

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its all in what your needs are.If you need one for school go with the $1299 ome cuase of its features are pretty good and comes with speakers and software.The second down choice would be the $1334 one with amd cpu and 80gb HDD.then the $1350 is the same as the last one except for a few things.
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