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I honestly didn't want a laptop, but after going to my classes in college I decided it would be for the best. In chemistry, we do a lot of our homework and some quizzes online, which can be done any time before the due date (we have like a week to complete 3 of them and we get as many attempts as we want, so we can do them over and over until we get them all right). So I decided if I had a laptop I could bring it in to class and open up the homework as he goes over the material and I could try to do it there. Then I could ask any questions if I needed to.

Anyways, like you guys cared about that. Here are the specs:
It's an HP laptop of course, seeing as how my dad works at Hewlett Packard
We got a 25.3% discount because he's an employee

Brand: HP dv6000z
OS: Vista Premium
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-56(1.8GHz/1MB)
Screen: 15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen
RAM: 2 GB
Graphics Card: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
Hard Drive: 80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive (I chose the smaller HD because this laptop will be ONLY for school. I have this PC for everything else)
Optical Drive: FREE Upgrade: 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
Plus I got the recovery disc that will recover the PC back to factory installation, in case anything happens.
And my dad is going to get a company licensed copy of MS Office for me (employees and their immediate family members are allowed to use them )

Total Price: $689 (and some cents)

Huzzah... I suppose. Should be here by July 3rd at the latest...

lol, my school laptop is going to be better than my primary PC. Sad... (although I bought my primary rig for $50 from a friend and just needed to spend $30 on the hard drive , not a bad deal if you ask me. And I bought this a little more than 2 years ago)
Although I plan to eventually build a good rig. I'll probably wait until sometime around the Crysis release, because prices on some stuff will probably drop by then. Definitely waiting until at least July 22nd

Anyways, I succumbed into getting a laptop. I never really wanted one... oh well. My parents paid for it, so whatever. Although I really hate spending money, even other people's money. Especially when it's not a necessity, and especially when it's expensive. But I decided that this would be most beneficial to help me out in college.
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Sounds like a good deal. Now where is that laptop overclocking thread?
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Nice. It's one of the laptops I'm considering.

It's annoying that configuring it with a Go 7200 forces you to choose Vista Premium, which forces you to choose 1gig of memory minimum... but that discount is sweet
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Nice. It's one of the laptops I'm considering.

It's annoying that configuring it with a Go 7200 forces you to choose Vista Premium, which forces you to choose 1gig of memory minimum... but that discount is sweet
Eh, I actually chose Vista Premium before I saw the graphics card anyways, and I chose 2gb of RAM simply because I chose Vista Premium lol. So that wasn't a big deal to me.
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Lol I was at bestbuy today and spotted one with Vista Home Premium and 512MB of RAM. I rofled, and simultaneously felt bad for the people being suckered into buying one by the salesman.
    
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Lol I was at bestbuy today and spotted one with Vista Home Premium and 512MB of RAM. I rofled, and simultaneously felt bad for the people being suckered into buying one by the salesman.
lol, that would suck a lot.

"Windows Vista Ultimate laptop with 256mb of RAM - Comes with Autodesk Maya 3D Creation software FREE!!!"

lol.
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Buying 2x1GB of memory on newegg is cheaper than upgrading it when you configure your computer. So for me that would mean wasting less money on memory I wouldn't use anyway..
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Buying 2x1GB of memory on newegg is cheaper than upgrading it when you configure your computer. So for me that would mean wasting less money on memory I wouldn't use anyway..
Well I don't really feel like opening up a laptop and messing around with it in there. I've never opened up a laptop and I don't feel like starting with one I spent $700 on. I'd rather try with a piece of crap one that someone doesn't use any more, or a broken one.
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Well if I haven't bought my laptop by the time you get yours, tell me how it is
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Well if I haven't bought my laptop by the time you get yours, tell me how it is
I shall I'm sure that I'll say it's great, since it's better than my primary rig in every way, other than screen size. lol
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