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Poll Results: Which Laptop should I get?

 
  • 55% (5)
    Dell XPS L702X (2670 and 555m)
  • 22% (2)
    HP Pavilion DV6 (2670 and 7690m)
  • 22% (2)
    Something Else
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post #21 of 34
I'm on my HP Envy 17" 3000 series. I love it, even more than my MBP
post #22 of 34
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everyone seems to be saying lenovo but I looked on the NZ site and I cant seem to get any with the specs I want on my budget one says 2gb amd graphics but doesn't say what it is? If anyone knows please let me know it was on the E520 I think otherwise none are powerful enough I want to be able to game reasonably well (preferably something over a 540m)
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Originally Posted by MaddoX View Post

everyone seems to be saying lenovo but I looked on the NZ site and I cant seem to get any with the specs I want on my budget one says 2gb amd graphics but doesn't say what it is? If anyone knows please let me know it was on the E520 I think otherwise none are powerful enough I want to be able to game reasonably well (preferably something over a 540m)

Sorry I lie I found one that has the same specs as the XPS and is 15" which I would prefer and is well in my price range (Y570) Will look into it anyone know about it?
post #24 of 34
Been using my HP Pavilion dv7 17.3 amd a6 with the 6520 graphics for about 3 months now and love it.
Haven't had a problem yet with it and it leaves with me everyday too work.
The main reason i love it is for the battery life which i can get like 7 too 8hour battery life on it avg which is the best i ever got on a laptop and this is a 17.3in laptop:)

I was also surprised how well it games too. And the screen is very nice always enjoy watching blue ray movies on it, oh almost forgot about the sound which is probably the best i herd on a laptop with its 4 speakers and a small woffer.

Nice looking laptop also.

But than again i wont know for sure how well it stands up in the more coming months but hopefully it will last.

I also own alot of dells and also have good luck with them.

And one aleinware m11x 2nd gen that has the usbs failing but its a own problem with the m11x.

Pretty much every company will have a bad batch.

But ya i do hear alot of good coming from ibm and herd they rock solid pretty much but they do want alot of money it seems for a good spec out one.


Pretty much i recommend hp and dell for under 1k which have pretty decent specs like the a6 and a8 cpus and if you have the money than go for ibm:)
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post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by MaddoX View Post

Sorry I lie I found one that has the same specs as the XPS and is 15" which I would prefer and is well in my price range (Y570) Will look into it anyone know about it?

Love it. Y570 is a fantastic laptop.
   
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post #26 of 34
Doesn't really matter, laptops generally have a higher failure rate than desktops.

Honestly, choose the best bang for buck laptop featured on websites like slickdeals.net. Read up on the warranty info from the manufacturer, if you feel like you need reassurance about a laptop's lifespan then purchase some insurance.

I have an old HP Pavilion DV6000 that is ~7 years old and still works. The CPU fan needs replacement, motor is wearing out.
I've also owned an Acer Aspire One D250 for two years (recently sold, everything worked 100%).
My brother has an HP DV6TSE with an i5-2410M, 6770M, 6 GB RAM, BD-ROM drive and it's been running just fine for a year now.
My mother has a Toshiba Portege 13.3" ultrathin laptop that's been running for 3 months.

If you find a particular model you like, read the reviews. Every brand has its occasional lemon, so you can't put down an entire brand based on one model lineup.
post #27 of 34
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dell!!
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dell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You've said this already.

But yes, Dell is better than HP. Dell has much better build quality.
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post #29 of 34
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Love it. Y570 is a fantastic laptop.

+1 to Y570: it is a brilliant device..
the next model with Ivy Brdige is supppoesly a beast too tho now i dont know what that one will be realsed smile.gif
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I had an older HP dv6 model a few years ago and had nothing but problems, first the hdd died, then a year later it had an overheating issue that apparently is pretty common the killed the mobo so that was the end of that laptop. I generally avoid HP now, but that was 4-5 years ago, so they may be better now.
I've heard they've improved greatly since the c2d days
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