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talldude123 05-06-2006 01:57 AM

need opinion...
 
My parents, as i had told, just bought a Toshiba laptop for $899, about 2 months ago...

Well my father wanted a new laptop for photo editing, so he went to Future Shop, and looked for a large-screen powerful laptop. And yes, i steered him into AMD's direction for once :). There was an Intel with dual-core, but the battery life was rediculous. 2 HRS total, and this one is 5 hours total.


This was the laptop that was purchased:
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0073561&catid=

HP Pavilion DV8220
AMD Turion 64 ML-37 2.0 Ghz, 1MB cache, 1600 mhz FSB.
512MB RAM -> Doubled to 1GB.
160GB HD (2 80GB, 1 8GB for recovery)
17" Widescreen (its nice)
6-in-1 card reader
Lots of HP crap installed.
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN

Also had a free printer, after mail-in-rebate. So now i have a printer, pretty awesome! HP Deskjet 5440...
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0065943&catid=


What do you think of the new laptop?

EDIT - Installed Microsoft Digital Image Suite instead. Does same things.

Also, is AMD turion a good processor? I dunno, its AMD...so you guys must have an opinion on it.

fuz_master 05-06-2006 02:47 AM

It seems good to me.

talldude123 05-06-2006 03:22 AM

not some HP peice of junk?

Also, what are AMD turions like? Very good or bad? I dont know Jack about AMD

fuz_master 05-06-2006 03:53 AM

YAh AMD is good through and through. Just remember to remove all the stupid stuff you dont want, that HP packs into it.

talldude123 05-06-2006 03:56 AM

yes, i had to do that. However its not my laptop, and my dad wants norton on it :(

luckily, it expires in 2 months.


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