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Digital_Trans
03-06-08, 10:24 AM
What's a good laptop with great specs at a good price?

stncttr908
03-06-08, 11:38 AM
Cue "vague question" alert. :D

What price? What do you consider "great specs"?

Digital_Trans
03-08-08, 10:10 PM
I found some cool laptops...what do you all think?

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?seg=HHO&poid=403631&coid=-33936

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529667907.php?cmpid=pd_su_p171xfx

3NZ0
03-09-08, 11:02 AM
http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/xpsnb_gaming?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

20" screen
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m2010?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

|MaguS|
03-09-08, 11:06 AM
dells are so overpriced

Go look at notebookreview.com for the info. You can get some good Sagers for far cheaper then what DELL sells for.

3NZ0
03-09-08, 11:54 AM
Overpriced? I thought they were good value compared to some boutique brands that contain worse parts.
You can't get sagers in the uk and that oem chassis they use is as fugly and boring as sin.
XPS support is also amazing, they gave me a full refund on a m1710 after a year.

Digital_Trans
03-10-08, 02:54 AM
Okay, I'm still lost on getting a good notebook. I want to spend under $2,000
and I want something with a good processor and 8800 GTX with 3GB of ram.

Amuro
03-10-08, 03:50 AM
I found some cool laptops...what do you all think?

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?seg=HHO&poid=403631&coid=-33936

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529667907.php?cmpid=pd_su_p171xfx
None of them uses the 45nm T9xxx series proc with 6MB Cache.

bob saget
03-10-08, 04:27 AM
i am also considering laptop, under 1500, as good for gaming as possible. Any ideas?

stncttr908
03-10-08, 10:42 AM
i am also considering laptop, under 1500, as good for gaming as possible. Any ideas?
XPS 1530? You probably won't do better than an 8600M GT for $1500.

nekrosoft13
03-10-08, 10:53 AM
i just bought XPS 1530 ;)

stncttr908
03-10-08, 11:14 AM
Very nice! I'm trying to talk myself out of selling my 1420 and getting the XPS 1330.

nekrosoft13
03-10-08, 11:23 AM
My Components
Tuxedo Black
IntelŽ Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB)
Genuine Windows VistaŽ Home Premium Edition
High Resolution glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1680x1050) & 2MP Camera
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
Size: 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
256MB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 8600M GT
Dell Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
High Definition Audio 2.0
Finger Print Reader XPS M1530


yes, i know 1GB is not enought, but i can get 4GB Ram online for 70-90 bucks, why pay dell more

it supposed to be completed by March 20th, i will be buying 4gb (2x2gb) probably by the end of this week.
http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/OCZ-DDR2-SODIMM-Dual.jpg

ViN86
03-10-08, 11:59 AM
My Components
Tuxedo Black
IntelŽ Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB)
Genuine Windows VistaŽ Home Premium Edition
High Resolution glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1680x1050) & 2MP Camera
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
Size: 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
256MB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 8600M GT
Dell Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
High Definition Audio 2.0
Finger Print Reader XPS M1530


yes, i know 1GB is not enought, but i can get 4GB Ram online for 70-90 bucks, why pay dell more

it supposed to be completed by March 20th, i will be buying 4gb (2x2gb) probably by the end of this week.
http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/OCZ-DDR2-SODIMM-Dual.jpg
ahh so you went with the XPS nekro? good choice :thumbsup:

do i get commission or what? :p

nekrosoft13
03-10-08, 01:55 PM
if you ever stop by Chicagoland, i will buy you a beer

bob saget
03-10-08, 03:26 PM
is T7250 a good CPU? also, what kind of gaming performance can one expect on that laptop, say with SOURCE engined games.

stncttr908
03-10-08, 03:45 PM
is T7250 a good CPU? also, what kind of gaming performance can one expect on that laptop, say with SOURCE engined games.
Well when you push towards 1680x1050 like his screen will you'll cut the CPU bottleneck out, but 2.0GHz, Core 2 or not, is a tad slow these days. However from a battery standpoint this is a great compromise.

Digital_Trans
03-11-08, 06:26 AM
I just ordered an HP Laptop today! Here's the specs!

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/1117/8f641ws9.jpg
HP Pavilion dv9700t customizable Notebook PC
Windows Vista Ultimate (x64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 64-Bit (2.50 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition Ultra HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Imprint (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone
Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth
240GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (120GB x 2)
Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Amuro
03-11-08, 06:56 AM
Looks good! Enjoy your new laptop!

Digital_Trans
03-11-08, 07:12 AM
Exactly! You never know when you're going to need a computer when and if you're own desktop pc goes down for any reason. Plus I can take it to work now and on the road. Having the mobility alone will be great!
I can't wait to start playing around with it! :D It will also play Blu-Ray movies which is a plus to have now. As for the video card and screen resolution what is you're comments on that?

bob saget
03-11-08, 06:45 PM
looks great, love the 7200RPM HD, what was the final price?

Amuro
03-11-08, 09:55 PM
Video card is great. The resolution could be better. I'd go with a 17" 1920x1200 or 15.4" 1680 x 1050.

Digital_Trans
03-11-08, 11:56 PM
looks great, love the 7200RPM HD, what was the final price?

$1,350.00 with my hp retail channel partnership discount vs. all balls to the wall retail price: $2,356.00 As for the monitor I don't think it will go up to 1920x1200. It doesn't seem to be available for my model.

Digital_Trans
03-12-08, 01:42 AM
Update: I changed the monitor to the best one that had available for this series. 17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050) BrightView improves color contrast in your images and video. The HP sales rep said it would be a better choice for Blu-ray 1080i play back and gaming vs. the 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition Ultra HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900) Ultra BrightView offers an improved color gamut by 72% I saved more money by making the switch on the monitor! I can't wait! :D

bob saget
03-12-08, 02:35 AM
holy crap amazing price.