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Hey ocn,

My friends all think i'm some sort of computer freak and assume i know everything about them. Which is not the case with laptops.

A particular friend wants a laptop and he doesn't want to spend more than $1000. He saw a local flyer with this laptop on it and wants to buy it TODAY...

can you guys rip it appart?, (or say it's not that bad)
include any experiences you've had with HP laptops pz (if any)

thanks
Price is $799.99



he says as long as it can max out WC3 he's fine with the graphics, but i'm not even sure it can do that
Edited by SyncMaster753 - 5/25/08 at 7:25am
    
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The gfx chipset is p00p
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Onboard audio and X3100 = GARBAGE. 6-Cell battery which doesn't give close to as long of power as say a 9 Cell. GPU is not upgradeable. And only 667MHz FSB...

It's not bad but... Those are the things you should warn him about.

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post #4 of 15
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thanks sofar

anybody know about expandability for the proc?
If the motherboard would read a faster / larger drive is he should ever want to put one it?
or availability of 9 cell batteries?
estimated 6 cell battery life?
Edited by SyncMaster753 - 5/25/08 at 7:25am
    
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post #5 of 15
Nope your stuck with the 667 speed, and you really want 800. Agree with above the gpu sucks and there is no upgrade.
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thanks sofar

anybody know about expandability for the proc?
If the motherboard would read a faster / larger drive is he should ever want to put one it?
or availability of 9 cell batteries?
estimated 6 cell battery life?
Dunno about home user being able to upgrade a proc on a lappy... 6-cell batter I think should get him 4ish hours.

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post #7 of 15
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also, should he be conned into getting a PSP (product service plan)
or is laptop failure a common issue. ( i hear that the disc drives go pretty quick)
but if it doesn't fail in a year, what are the chances it's internally flawed?
    
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
also, should he be conned into getting a PSP (product service plan)
or is laptop failure a common issue. ( i hear that the disc drives go pretty quick)
but if it doesn't fail in a year, what are the chances it's internally flawed?
If further cover includes accidental damage, I would consider it.

You never know what may happen just before the cover runs out
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post #9 of 15
The native resolution is really low. I'm positive you can buy a better laptop then that for the same price.
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it's an HP
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