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Hey ocn,



Prices are in €. It would be around 1700$.
1.How about the brand HP, in particular for laptops ? Any experience ?
(Is it possible to change the battery)

2.How about the gfx card ? (I'm into Nvidia, so could some1 compare this to an Nvidia card (+/- same performance)?) Also, it's the hd6770 but is that a special laptop version? It's not in the ad.

3.How will this notebook perform in comparison to my sig rig?

4.Things I should be aware of when buying a laptop?

5.The ad says it's a notebook. What's the main difference with a laptop? Isn't this just a laptop ? :/

6.And one final question. I will be using this laptop for school -> I'll have to drag it to school everyday in my backpack. Is 17" too much to take with you everyday?

Thanks in advance!
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I can't think of a hp laptop I would spend over $1000 for...
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I personally would not get 17" for carrying around. Too heavy. Get a good 15" just my 2cents

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post #4 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post
I can't think of a hp laptop I would spend over $1000 for...
Well, I would...
I'll be using it 5 days out of 7 for at least 4 years...

EDIT: didn't see you said: "HP laptop". Please explain why not HP ?
Edited by Duckmaffia - 7/16/11 at 12:45pm
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Don't know if it's allowed to bump this?
C'mon ocn I really need your help on this one cuz I'm not into lappies.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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post #6 of 15
Some people just really hate certain brands, for various reasons (some valid, others not so much ). These specs look good and so does the price (for what you get). Whether the form factor is right for you is up to you...I wouldn't personally like a laptop with a numeric keyboard (I never use it and it would just be extra bulk), but then again I'd never buy a laptop bigger than 13" (it is a LAPtop).

A notebook is the same as a laptop.

The graphics card (which is a mobile GPU) fits in where a GeForce GTS 450 fits in. Your current GPU has a passmark score of 1,713, while the 6770 got 1,454. In comparison a GTX 580 got 3,861.


I'd look up reviews and YouTube videos of this laptop before any laptop purchase (as I do with any purchase).
Edited by samywamy10 - 7/17/11 at 4:47am
 
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post #7 of 15
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Thanks samywamy10 ! +rep

Main usage will be for school, but will the gpu be able to run bc2 at the laptops res. 1600x900 at high for example ?
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post #8 of 15
With that budget get yourself a Sony. I own an Acer, HP, and Sony. The the last one clearly differentiates itself from the other two based on quality and reliability. It is almost as good as my nephew's Macbook Pro.
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post #9 of 15
I have a dv6t, pretty much the same as that one, but with smaller screen, I like it, it is fast, the cooling is a bit inadequate, but it is not too much of a problem.

The switchable graphics will not let you use the 6770 in anything OpenXX accelerated, so if you use a lot of OpenGL or opencl apps that leverage the gpu, you should probably look elsewhere.

For directx, it works fine.
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1.7 grand? for that you could get a thinkpad! it might last longer than a year and a half too...
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