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Originally Posted by amay200;11813959 
Why is there an ATI sticker on the laptop?
The ATI brand was retired earlier this year...

it would have been cool to see an AMD sticker sitting below the Intel sticker

Anything HD5000 and lower housed the ATI name and probably still on the ATI copyright?
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Wow, is Sandy Bridge in print already? If so, work (Best Buy) is about to get really exciting!
     
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I have both a compaq and a hp laptop one is 5 years old and one is 6 years old. The hp is still running just fine and the compaq died in a freak beer bottle accident. I have no complaints about hp and I would rank them highly among other laptop brands. Not as high as asus or lenevo but still pretty good in general.
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post #34 of 53
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eek.gif Oh snap, that's one big ass budget for a laptop. You could buy a high-end HP Elitebook with that (IPS screens). I always thought VAIO laptops were always over-priced though?

I don't personally consider a 13.1" screen with a 1920x1080 screen to be overpriced at $3000 biggrin.gif Especially when it is paired with workstation like power.

Trust me, the Vaio Z is the ultimate notebook - at least in my opinion.
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by gerikoh;11799140 
Nice. But I've got nothing but horrible experiences from HP/Compaq.
+1

My cousin's desktop, my girlfriend's laptop and her sister's laptop were all from HP. The first two mentioned broke, and not from misuse I assure you, the third's fan has gone nuts and always spins at 100% even when it is not needed.


Actually, let me tell you about my girlfriend's laptop, HP Pavilion dv6386eu.
It's GeForce Go 7200 overheats because of the ridiculously tiny heatsink HP decided to make use of in this model, until the GPU stops working and you get a blank screen with 3 beeps whenever you try to boot.

Now, HP knows this (a great deal of people have had this problem with their dv6xxx series laptops) so they have extended the warranty for these models.

But, what do they do when you send it in? They repair the broken parts, but they do not actually fix the problem! They just send the same flawed laptop back to you until the warranty runs out and in the end it just breaks again anyway.

FAIL.
 
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+1

My cousin's desktop, my girlfriend's laptop and her sister's laptop were all from HP. The first two mentioned broke, and not from misuse I assure you, the third's fan has gone nuts and always spins at 100% even when it is not needed.


Actually, let me tell you about my girlfriend's laptop, HP Pavilion dv6386eu.
It's GeForce Go 7200 overheats because of the ridiculously tiny heatsink HP decided to make use of in this model, until the GPU stops working and you get a blank screen with 3 beeps whenever you try to boot.

Now, HP knows this (a great deal of people have had this problem with their dv6xxx series laptops) so they have extended the warranty for these models.

But, what do they do when you send it in? They repair the broken parts, but they do not actually fix the problem! They just send the same flawed laptop back to you until the warranty runs out and in the end it just breaks again anyway.

FAIL.

That's what just about any company does. Exact thing happened to me with my 2001 honda accord--faulty transmissions were produced for the 00-02 years for certain models, and sure enough mine went out--had it replaced through the extended warranty they issued. Happened 3 times over the course of 120,000 miles. Used the same faulty tranny's for the replacements. Is it a poor business model? Of course. Is HP the only one doing it? Hardly. And it still doesn't mean that HP won't produce good models, only that they've had problems with specific ones in the past. Every manufacturing company has had the same experiences over their lifetimes.

I'm waiting to see how this new release holds out--seems promising.
    
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Originally Posted by Domino;11814554 
Anything HD5000 and lower housed the ATI name and probably still on the ATI copyright?

very possible but according to the article this is 6000 series:
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Graphics is handled by the discrete AMD Radeon HD 6570M GPU, which is a re-badged ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series with a faster core clock
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Why is Sandy Bridge even coming with discrete graphics? I thought the entire purpose of Sandy Bridge was on-board DX10.1?
     
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Originally Posted by D0U8L3M;11811180 
if you want to get ripped off then yes buy apple xD, their machines are nice looking but the only benifit to them is the aluminum body. Other than that you can get a MUCH more powerful laptop at lower price than any apple and if your in the same price pont as apple laptops then your looking at extreme laptops, unless you want OS X then well its up to you

Then what should I get? Everyone seems complaining about every windows brand. (from this thread at least).

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I've had some bad moments with HPs when back on 2007, I ordered a laptop from HP for my sister with a 3 year extended warranty, and apparently it died exactly 14 months after purchase, go figure... barely outside the standard 1 year warranty. The issue was the screen and the Nvidia gpu, sent it back, got it fixed. Smooth sailing since.

The second time was when I ordered an identical laptop for my older older sister from HP with 3 year extended warranty. 11 months in, the screen goes bad. Sent it back in and got it fixed within 2 weeks AND got another 1 year extension, nice.

Now I ordered another laptop from HP, but for my dad this time and well he didn't want the extended warranty; after that it's been about 16 months and no issues so far which means warranty is gone, and I hope it doesn't die a lame death (knock on wood).

Now the 2 deaths that I ran into with the laptops came at a bad time when school was still in session and you guys know how that goes, but hey... reps for the customer support side for a easy going talk and getting things done.

EDIT: And for me, I'm looking for a ultralight laptop hehe... saw ASUS U36, but c'mon SB is here!!!
Edited by bucdan - 12/29/10 at 4:25pm
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