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Old 07-14-2006, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Quick Help! Is this sufficient, and will it last?

I need a quick opinion if this notebook set-up will be effective enough to handle typical demands for a student such as web-browsing, word processing/powerpoint, dvd and music burning, multimedia(music and movies), basic web design (html and dreamweaver)and low level gaming(half life1, battlefield 1942). Here are the specs: HP pavilion dv500z: AMD sempron 3100+ (2.0 ghz), MS Windows XP Media Edition, 128 mb ATI radeon express w/hyper memory, 1 gb RAM, 80 gb HD, 8x dvd+/-R/RW w/double layer support, 54g 802.11 b/g WLAN (i can acces internet wirelessly with this right?), and a 6 cell battery. help is greatly appreciated! do you think this is enough, and will this last?

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Old 07-14-2006, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it will serve you just fine, seeing you don't plan on overly taxing on your laptop. Looks A-Ok to me.

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Old 07-14-2006, 10:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah your notebook will get on the net with that perfectly if you have a wifi in its vicinity. it should come with a NIC too though. should be suitable for your gaming needs. might wanna up the processor a bit just in case if you find some games that you want to play a little later on. it wont handle oblivion ill tell you that right now @.@
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If you want to do gaming, it may lag a little bit on the video card, however.

But notebook's aren't so easy to upgrade, so just lower the settings on the games. For everything else, it's great
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