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Old 05-28-2006, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi!

I consider buying a customized laptop from Costo.com (HP Pavilion dv 5000z). Could you please give me your opinion on what I should choose between the following alternatives.

Right now I'm considering this option:
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-32 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (1x1024MB)
80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Theese are the available alternatives;

Processor:
AMD Sempron(TM) 3000+ (1.8GHz/128KB L2 Cache) [included]
AMD Sempron(TM) 3300+ (2.0GHz/128KB L2 Cache) [add $15.00]
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-32 (1.8GHz/512KB L2 Cache) [add $50.00]
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-34 (1.8GHz/1MB L2 Cache) [add $99.00]
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache) [add $121.00] (x)
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-40 (2.2GHz/1MB L2 Cache) [add $189.00]


Memory:
256MB DDR SDRAM (1x256MB) [included]
512MB DDR SDRAM (2x256MB) [add $47.00]
512MB DDR SDRAM (1x512MB) [add $71.00]
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB) [add $116.00]
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (1x1024MB) [add $162.00] (X)
2.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x1024MB) [add $247.00]


Hard Drive:
40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive [included]
60 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive [add $25.00]
80 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive [add $48.00]
80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive [add $72.00] (X)
100 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive [add $95.00]
120 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive [add $136.00]

Selected Features:
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (1x1024MB)
80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/ 125HSM/SpeedBooster(TM)
15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
Genuine Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft(R) Works/Money
Earbud Headphones with In-Line Volume Control
hp pavilion Optical Mouse
HP Sport Backpack
12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
No TV Tuner w/remote control

Included Features:
HP QuickPlay
HP PhotoSmart Premier
1 Expansion Port 2 connector
1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
2 USB 2.0 ports
1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
S-video TV-out port
Built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers
Touch Pad with dedicated vertical and horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad
101 key compatible
65W AC adapter
1-year limited H/W warranty
90-day S/W warranty

Is the video card good enough for games like EA Sports NHL06 and World of Warcraft? Anything I should change or reconsider?

Thanks!
//Andreas
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My friend palys WoW just fine with that card and a similar laptop on 1024x768 if not higher, not sure about NHL06, I think it should run it okay though. You've pretty much chosen all of the specs that I would have, looks very nice.
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whats your budget?
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