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Been 3 days 15R on production, no sign of shipping. Tired of dell. 15R spec is I3 , 3gb, intel HD. paid 530 after tax. Saw this on futureshop ca
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/gateway-gateway-15-6-intel-core-i3-370m-laptop-nv5916h-blue-nv5916h/10158888.aspx


This laptop has same processor, but 1gb more of ram, and a freaking 5650 hd card. only 600 after tax. Went with it. Now trying to cancel my 15R order.

You guys think it's worth it ? i mean 5650hd is much better than Intel HD right?
    
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Looks good if you like buying a new laptop every year.

Gateway and HP are great at marketing; with their laptops they load it up with RAM or hard drive and skimp on the quality. More hard drive or video card are easy to market; quality is harder.

You could go for a 2-for-1, with a Dell Latitude E5510 + Inspiron 10 for $810. Or look at the cheaper Vostro line.
    
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are you saying gateway is a low quality brand , dam I didn`t know that.
    
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I want a laptop that can lasts1!!!!smile.gif
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Originally Posted by trueg50;11885760 
Looks good if you like buying a new laptop every year.

Gateway and
HP are great at marketing; with their laptops they load it up with RAM or hard drive and skimp on the quality. More hard drive or video card are easy to market; quality is harder.

You could go for a 2-for-1, with a Dell Latitude E5510 + Inspiron 10 for $810. Or look at the cheaper Vostro line.
    
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I own a gateway laptop, cooling sucks and they always, ALWAYS skimp on it. CPU idles at ~40c (P8400).

I've owned MANY gateway laptops over time and they all have terrible cooling
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I am scared now. But I just i can`t wait for dell shipping. they just told me it might not arrive much later than Jan 7th which is estimated. I went ahead and cancel it successfully. Futureshop has another HP g62 laptop with I5 , 4gb ram and intel hd for 599 before tax. is that a better option ? guys?
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-g-series-15-6-intel-core-i5-460m-laptop-g62-374ca-biscotti-g62-374ca/10159621.aspx?path=6b97004719fac9d738bd993d27ff9551en02
    
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Did Hp improve their cooling recent years. I know they had super bad cooling for my old v3000 laptop.
    
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There is the Lenovo x100e line; it is Lenovo's 11.6 notebook; just grab the dual core model, the single core is cheap and not really worth it.

As an enterprise IT guy I don't trust anything but Lenovo or Dell's Vostro/Latitude line. I've worked college IT for a while, and we got in far too many students in tears because their HP/Gateway laptop died and needed files recovered ASAP.
Edited by trueg50 - 1/4/11 at 8:15am
    
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Wow. OK You orderd it 3 days ago? You do realize all the returns, exchanges, shipping STILL going on after the holiday season? You should have been patient and waited. I have a feeling that you will regret your asty decision later.
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post #10 of 23
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Lol . lenovo is nice. But I kind want a more powerful set up. Wonder if i5 over i3 is worth the trade off of 5650hd and intel hd.
    
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