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Old 07-18-2007, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found this on CircuitCity's website. It seems like a good deal to me, especially with the $100 rebate:

Buy the HP Pavilion 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (DV6449US) and other Notebook Computers at circuitcity.com

I won't be using this for heavy gaming, or anything like that. It's going to be my first laptop and for school use primarily: Office, Adobe products, etc. Does it look like it will suit my needs? Should I get it?

I found a similar performing HP at my nearest Costco and about the same price, but I am actually not a card-holder. So I could get in and buy it through a friend, but returning and/or exchanging might be difficult if my friend is not around.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it shall be okay, as long as you promise me that you wont game or do 3d work, like modeling/animation.
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it shall be okay, as long as you promise me that you wont game or do 3d work, like modeling/animation.
Ditto. Battery life will be around 2.5 hrs too, if that's enough for you. That's average for such a laptop.
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i like the fact that it has 2 gigs of ram.
The processor speed is kind of low in my opinion.

But for the price, it seems to be a good buy
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And would it just be smart to buy it from CC too, simply because I don't have a Costco card?
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well if you buy from cc it will be easier for warranty issues. Like if something gets damaged and you want a repair...thats whay im guessing.

How diff are the specs from costco?
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Buy the HP Pavilion 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (DV-6449-US) and other Notebook Computers at circuitcity.com

Costco:
http://www.costco.com/images/content...0_dv6433cl.pdf

Yeah, pretty much the same.
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hey just to let you know...GET THE one from costo.

First of all its a C2D with 2MB L2 cache.
second of all its a C2D.

The only thing the turion beats it at is the bus speed...im not sure how much that will effect performance.

Hopefully someone else will post for a better review.
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Will that really make all that difference with the use I will put into it?
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it may make a difference since you will be using adobe.
Its up to you though...
you could always register and become a Costco member if you want...but to save all the hastle, just go with the amd.

Try looking at google and check benchmarks.
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