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No, that's the problem. HP has been as bad as this for around three years now.
I'll just say one last thing. Previous performance doesn't mean current. You can take me for example. If my school was to have put me in classes based on my earlier school performance, I'd be in the dumb classes. Instead, I shaped up when I went into middle school and I was put into advance classes.

I rarely base current things on previous things. But, I do use previous statistics to get an idea, not a conclusion, on how the [insert thing here] is.

As for OP, couldn't you remove the optical bay and use it as a secondary HDD bay?
     
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if you want quality and reliability I would stay with lenovo, HP Professional grade , or Asus notebooks. I honestly have had to deal with HP and Dell, I have to say both on consumer level are about same in quality ( nothing to brag about) and professional grade HP notebooks are better than Dell business notebooks. So I would stay away from HP and Dell on consumer grade, if you plan on keeping this notebook for over 2 years.

On the other hand you could get lucky and which ever you choose might work just fine most of its life.
Edited by litho - 5/22/11 at 10:48pm
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post #53 of 72
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I'll just say one last thing. Previous performance doesn't mean current. You can take me for example. If my school was to have put me in classes based on my earlier school performance, I'd be in the dumb classes. Instead, I shaped up when I went into middle school and I was put into advance classes.

I rarely base current things on previous things. But, I do use previous statistics to get an idea, not a conclusion, on how the [insert thing here] is.

As for OP, couldn't you remove the optical bay and use it as a secondary HDD bay?
You actually think HP is gonna completely overhaul their practices in less than a year? You're just saying this because you have an HP laptop, but it doesn't change the facts. HP is unreliable; get over it.

And yes, you can use the optical drive bay for a second HDD, but from what I remember that requires an adapter of some sort.
    
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post #54 of 72
3 HP laptops, 0 problems.


HP is plenty reliable

They weren't the #1 PC ODM for no reason.
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3 HP laptops, 0 problems.


HP is plenty reliable

They weren't the #1 PC ODM for no reason.
LMAO. Clearly your personal experience dictates everyone else's experience.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/21140...e_laptops.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/21107...can_trust.html
    
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You actually think HP is gonna completely overhaul their practices in less than a year? You're just saying this because you have an HP laptop, but it doesn't change the facts. HP is unreliable; get over it.

And yes, you can use the optical drive bay for a second HDD, but from what I remember that requires an adapter of some sort.
you know he said in his last post that was his last post on the argument You don't have to reply to him... thus provoke others like me whose laptops happen to be made by HP/Dell and are rock solid get over it!
    
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you know he said in his last post that was his last post on the argument You don't have to reply to him... thus provoke others like me whose laptops happen to be made by HP/Dell and are rock solid get over it!
So? I'm not gonna let him get the last word if I know he's wrong.
    
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Although I believe that Dell has a better replacement policy then HP. You usually get better components back from them when it doesn't work. From what I have read and dealt with on notebookreview, it seems Dell would be a better option.
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Although I believe that Dell has a better replacement policy then HP. You usually get better components back from them when it doesn't work. From what I have read and dealt with on notebookreview, it seems Dell would be a better option.
If you need to choose between Dell and HP, definitely go Dell. OP, if you have absolutely no choice between the HP DV6t Quad and the XPS, get the XPS.
    
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You actually think HP is gonna completely overhaul their practices in less than a year? You're just saying this because you have an HP laptop, but it doesn't change the facts. HP is unreliable; get over it.

And yes, you can use the optical drive bay for a second HDD, but from what I remember that requires an adapter of some sort.
I never said a complete overhaul, you just thought that. And no, I'm not defending HP because I have one, that's just a coincidence. I'm defending it because I hate how people say previous performance equals everything. You can refer to my school experience as to why.

As for the adapter, here you go:
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories

Any of those will work, assuming they're the correct size and interface, of course.
     
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