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Old 10-04-2008, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I used a $400 off $1299 coupon with HP and built this laptop. I bought 4GB of ram from frys.com for $35 instead of wasting another $150 on the build. I also have a 12 cell battery and a better hard drive. What do you guys think on the deal? I found the deal off of slickdeals and I believe it was worth it. My laptop died on me sadly...

HP Pavilion Entertainment dv5t customizable Notebook PC
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
* Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)
* 15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Display (1680 x 1050)
* FREE Upgrade to 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
* FREE Upgrade to 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* [For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
* HP Color Matching Keyboard
* Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
* No Modem
* Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
* No TV Tuner w/remote control
* 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
* HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
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yeah thats a super solid build. and it looks smexy. we have a couple at work (ccity) and they run like a dream. and for that price, its a tank. especially with the bluray drive and the gpu/cpu.
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sweet deal you got there man.congrats.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh man is she beautiful! I'm on it right now and loving every minute. I'm gonna go waste some money on an expensive blue ray movie to check this out Just because I'm impatient. But I'll buy more later online for dirt cheap when sales come up. Oh and I'd have to say I really like this screen. Much much better.
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I have an HP (dv9700t, it's the previous model 17") and I love it, got it a few months ago, one of the last dv9000 purchases (should've waited ) but it's a great PC. The BrightView screen is incredible for a laptop.
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Awww I downloaded the Incredible Hulk Blu-Ray. It's 4.15GB in size and it won't play. It skips in VLC Media Player. It's okay but skips a little in Classic Media Player.
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yeah, thats a problem with all intel/nvidia or the centrino2 solutions. they don't give you real nice blu-ray playback..
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