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Question for those of you with the model: P-7805u with the 1440x900 monitors. Some of the reviews on BB's website have said that the screen looks washed out, and I was wondering how the the 1440x900 screens look to you? I am planning on buying a P-7805u next week, and I hope the screen doesn't produce faded low contrast images, what do you P-7805u owners think?

Ninja edit: Any one have any experience buying a floor model at BB? Will they sell it with instore return policy, and will they sell the floor model if the other models are in stock? ( I say this because the floor models have the higher reso 1900x1200 screens.)
i bought the p-7805u 2 weeks ago and i love the display, i have the 1440x900 which is fine with me because i can play most of the new games at the native rez with max settings, e.g. cod5, mass effect, fallout 3. my screen looks fine the colors and contrast are very good. idk if its just the 1440x900 screen but sd DVD play back does not look as good as if it was playing on a tv because of the aspect ratio of the screen is stretching the image. also there is alot of glare because it is a glossy display.


ok now i got a question, how do you guys keep these laptops clean. i got finger prints and dust all over this thing. i dont want to spend money on special cleaners.
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I use those anti-becteria Clorox wipes
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I use those anti-becteria Clorox wipes
are those safe for the screen, and does it leave streaks
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clorox wipes are good for everything on the laptop, for the screen i use glasses cleaner. a spray bottle is cheap and is probably safe for the lcd, since its for glasses and lenses.
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ok well il try it, i just dont want to mess the screen up.
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i bought the p-7805u 2 weeks ago and i love the display, i have the 1440x900 which is fine with me because i can play most of the new games at the native rez with max settings, e.g. cod5, mass effect, fallout 3. my screen looks fine the colors and contrast are very good. idk if its just the 1440x900 screen but sd DVD play back does not look as good as if it was playing on a tv because of the aspect ratio of the screen is stretching the image. also there is alot of glare because it is a glossy display.


ok now i got a question, how do you guys keep these laptops clean. i got finger prints and dust all over this thing. i dont want to spend money on special cleaners.
Awesome, I totally agree with the native res being perfect for playing today's (and tomorrows games) when you consider all the components of the fx. Thanks for the answer.

Another quick question, how do Mass Effect and Fallout3 run, can you put them at max settings? Can you use AA? What's your fps?
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Awesome, I totally agree with the native res being perfect for playing today's (and tomorrows games) when you consider all the components of the fx. Thanks for the answer.

Another quick question, how do Mass Effect and Fallout3 run, can you put them at max settings? Can you use AA? What's your fps?
i have mass effect and fallout 3 set at 1440x900 with maxed out settings, with aa and anisotrpic filtering maxed out as well, and i get around 30-50 fps, i also have l4d 1440x900 maxed out with aa set at 16xq csaa and anisotropic filtering set at 16x and i get 40-52 fps in open areas and 90+ fps in halls on rooms.

i can also play crysis at 1440x900 with a mix of high and ultra high setting and it runs very smooth and looks amazing.

you will not be disappointed with this laptop, you dont have to worry about playing games.
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Hello everyone! I am A P-6831 FX owner and am curious on if it will accept A quad core? I am looking to do some upgrades to this but would really like to go to A Quad. Also is there anyway to change the fan speed on it? And is The graphics card changeable?
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how do i do a clean vista install, using recovery disks.
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how do i do a clean vista install, using recovery disks.
Pop in the recovery disc and format the hard drive completely in the setup process. Also delete the other partitions on it
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