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Old 01-20-2009, 02:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What's wrong with HP laptops? They're much better than Dell and other brands, and have great customer service from my experience. Although, I suggest you hit up NewEgg. They had an Asus Laptop with everything those had, plus a 9650M GT which is an amazing laptop GPU for $1100 and free shipping.
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What's wrong with HP laptops? They're much better than Dell and other brands, and have great customer service from my experience. Although, I suggest you hit up NewEgg. They had an Asus Laptop with everything those had, plus a 9650M GT which is an amazing laptop GPU for $1100 and free shipping.
I just generally hate HP/Compaq. Always had bad experiences with them. Don't get me wrong, though, Dell is the worst. We serviced more Dells than anything in the shop, HP/Compaq were second, Emachines third, toshiba fourth, so on so forth.

EDIT: And I actually linked someone else to an ASUS laptop with that 9650M GT earlier, haha. Lemme scrounge it up.

Newegg.com - ASUS N50Vn-A1B NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5800(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Laptops / Notebooks
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Oh wow, so it's dropped even more! That's a steal at $950!!!! Oh wait, that's not the exact laptop I was remembering. The one I was thinking of was:

Newegg.com - ASUS N50 Series N50Vn-B1B NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600&#40;2.40GHz&#41; 15.4&#34; Wide XGA&#43; 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

Includes 2 year warranty and 1 year accidental damage coverage for $1100 after MIR!
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That's not bad either, the only differences I can see are the CPU and HDD size...it also has the same warrenty/accidental damage thing. ;P
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Would they(Laptops with 15.4, 17.. etc) also have 16:9 resolutions too, not just 16:10?
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Just make sure it's widescreen. It should say what the aspect ratio is.
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I replaced my hp zv6170 with the acer. Had they nhave had the 18.4" hp, I would have takern a serious look at it.

For me, the lappy is mobile work machine, and the 9600gt was an added bonus.

Mine ius the base model, so I could chuck in the faster cpu if i need too.

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Might want to check out the MSI's or an ASUS.

The MSI 1722 is a good one barebones so you pick everything that goes in it. Full support of Quad Cores too!!
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Newegg.com - SONY VAIO FW Series VGN-FW373J&#47;B NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600&#40;2.40GHz&#41; 16.4&#34; 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm BD-ROM ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - Laptops / Notebooks

What do you think of this Sony?
The card of this laptop "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650", is it equivalent to 9600gt?
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The 1st one is hardly worth the price. The second one looks good but try to get it for around 950$-1000$. Depends, do you want to do alot of gaming on your laptop? My laptop uses vista and i am able to play WoW on it. so i wanna suggest a vista laptop for around 400$ at your local Best Buy. good deal good quality.
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