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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.
adding/replacing mem on a laptop is the easiest thing to do upgrade wise. most of the time it consists of taking off 3-4 screws and removing one panel on the bottom and theres the memory.

i remember i replaced the hd in my gfs old toshiba laptop and i had to disassemble the WHOLE THING because it was underneath everything. what a PITA. new laptops dont have this problem. i would get 1 x 1gb stick and upgrade the CPU with the money saved. get the other stick from newegg or something. if its DDR2 mem, you will have no trouble finding cheap memory. im still using PC2700 for my 700m so im having a helluva time finding 2 gb for cheap
    
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Oh well, it's already ordered and being put together
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NIIICE i just got a dv2000z the other week i loves it i don't have the nice vid card u do but it gets the job done mine's the 14.1inch though my bro has the same thing he uses it for college (i don't). i love the finish on the dern things gets real dirty fast though
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NIIICE i just got a dv2000z the other week i loves it i don't have the nice vid card u do but it gets the job done mine's the 14.1inch though my bro has the same thing he uses it for college (i don't). i love the finish on the dern things gets real dirty fast though
The dv2000's are a bit expensive... I know they kinda need to because they have to cram just a much technology into a smaller space, but why not just get a 15.4" and have a bigger screen and be cheaper? It's not THAT much bigger to have to carry around...
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Turions are pretty weak. You should have gone with either core duo or core 2 duo. But its still a great laptop. I was going to buy it but I found a Core Duo with 2gb RAM for 700.
    
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Turions are pretty weak. You should have gone with either core duo or core 2 duo. But its still a great laptop. I was going to buy it but I found a Core Duo with 2gb RAM for 700.
I was trying to keep it under $700. If I went to the Core 2 Duo version then I would have spent more money and I didn't have an option for the 7200 video card, just the 6150. Although the CPU would have been better indeed. But I still would have gone over the $700 mark, which is the limit that my parents decided to pay for. Any more than that I had to contribute
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Yes for budget laptop Turions are amazing. You can squeeze in decent GPUs and still stay on budget. Tell me how it performs. We should compare results.
    
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The dv2000's are a bit expensive... I know they kinda need to because they have to cram just a much technology into a smaller space, but why not just get a 15.4" and have a bigger screen and be cheaper? It's not THAT much bigger to have to carry around...
ehh i have a 15.4 downstairs and it doesn't make much of a diff to me my sig rig is my gamer but i kinda fell in love with the one i got so i just bought it if you know what i mean -- mine was 779.99 after rebate and no tax
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ehh i have a 15.4 downstairs and it doesn't make much of a diff to me my sig rig is my gamer but i kinda fell in love with the one i got so i just bought it if you know what i mean -- mine was 779.99 after rebate and no tax
Mine: $689 + almost $50 tax (we called and asked about it, I don't know why they charged us tax when they aren't building it or shipping it in my state), free shipping.
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Mine: $689 + almost $50 tax (we called and asked about it, I don't know why they charged us tax when they aren't building it or shipping it in my state), free shipping.
u got lucky with that discount dude i wish i coulda got 25.3% off if i calculated it correctly with the 25.3% discount and tax included you got $187 off roughly so 689+50 = 739 + 187 = $926.00<- with tax and no discount :S however i know hp.com sells my laptop for 949.00 which is kinda strange an im happy with my deal hope u enjoy yours as much as i enjoy mines
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