What you think of this Laptop? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Kdar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 894
Default What you think of this Laptop?

Ok here...

2GB of Ram
AMD X2 DUO CORE TK53
160GB Hard Drive
17" Display
Windows Vista Warranty
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 and up to 559MB shared video memory (is it means.. Video card don't have memory.. but use the 2GB..? )

and its for ~950$

Oh its also HP..

Is it good deal?

Sam's Club - HP Pavilion Notebook 1.7GHz, 160GB HD, 17" LCD
__________________

Kdar is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 83
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

It sounds like an alright system, by the video cards do have memory. It sounds like a pretty good laptop, especially for the price. I dont know about the AMD processors, i havent looked at amd processors, in a while mainly just because i just built a pc and dont need to upgrade. It sounds like a fast pc, at a good price; the only thing i would do if it were mine is buy it and immediately get rid of vista, and put xp on it.
__________________

steak1986 is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

you should aim for a core 2 duo t5500 or T5250 in terms of processor. do yo really need all the hdd space on a laptop :s
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Brinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

The bigass 17" screen will sap battery life like crazy, but if you're fine with that, looks like a pretty decent deal.
__________________
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Kdar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 894
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

How long that battery will last? you think?
Kdar is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

2 hours maybe less depends what your using it for. mine has a 15" screen and lasts between 2.5-3.5 hours depending on the programs I have running, screen brightness, wireless, speaker volume
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 06:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Brinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

Yeah, I'd say you'll top out at 2.5 with everything at minimum and it will only ast 1.5 watching DVDs or gaming.

You can buy new batteries if its a concern, but they tend to run between $75-$100 each.
__________________
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 01:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A planet called earth
Posts: 38
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

Well your question was, "What you think of this laptop?" Well its looking wonderful, plus its specs are good.
Then you went on about wanting something for college... consider these: if you are not a gaming fan/ you won't playing a lot of games, don't buy. Also, consider the cost, and think would this be ok for just college use- think what a waste/heart break if it got stolen etc....
But if you into games, have a lot of cash on your hands that you don't mind spending go a head, just want a good laptop and one you feel comfortable with then go ahead- plus the design/style looks great.
Lady_Jade is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
Uber Sanoob Techie
 
san21893's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Westchester County, New York
Posts: 634
Send a message via AIM to san21893
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

Yeah thats pretty expensive for just schoolwork, you really dont need anything that fast. Otherwise, that looks like an awesome laptop for the price. Although i have no previous experience w/ HP but that seems pretty good. That lcd will be a monster.
__________________
san21893 is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 02:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: What you think of this Laptop?

my laptop is what I use for college its a good laptop quite nippy plays some less graphically intensive games quite easily and doing work on its easy as its quite light and small with only 15" screen the battery life is good means I can go to my lessons and not have it conk out half way through or need to take the charger.
__________________

__________________
saltynay is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auto shut down of laptop due to cpu overheating advancedgeek Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 06-01-2007 10:23 AM
Gaming Laptop...? Trepkos New Systems | Building and Buying 21 04-20-2007 02:47 AM
Company Makes Million Dollar Laptop Osiris Off Topic Discussion 0 03-26-2007 07:32 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.