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post #1 of 12
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Just picked this up for wife. Shes not really into computers or anything but needs a lappy for her photo stuff she does on the side. Some photo shopping and whatnot. Seem decent or what?
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A little over kill for photo shop, you think?
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A little over kill for photo shop, you think?
I think!
 
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Yeaaa, a tad. But I am trying to ween her into some gaming as well. Thus she can't yell at me for playing l4d2 til 4 AM if she herself is immersed in another game on her lappy. But while we are doing it, why not get something good. As the saying goes, I'd rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it, right?
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um yeah way over kill! I bought my wife a $500 sony for photoshop and photomatix and yes its slower then my custom build but shes perfectly fine with it.
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haha, my wife uses one of our kids netbooks right now and shes starting to spend more and more time on it. I can't wait til she flies around on this thing.
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Well it came in. I was psyched looking at it. Its massive and cool looking. But after opening it, I remember why I can't STAND laptops. It came bundled with a TON of programs that I know she'll never use and are basically just taking up space. And companies have stopped sending you the OS disc. They tel you you're getting Windows 7. But really you're getting THEIR OS. Its taken me an hour and a half just so far to delete and reboot, delete and reboot all this crap.
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Originally Posted by jfizz84 View Post
Well it came in. I was psyched looking at it. Its massive and cool looking. But after opening it, I remember why I can't STAND laptops. It came bundled with a TON of programs that I know she'll never use and are basically just taking up space. And companies have stopped sending you the OS disc. They tel you you're getting Windows 7. But really you're getting THEIR OS. Its taken me an hour and a half just so far to delete and reboot, delete and reboot all this crap.
keeps the price down, don't complain.....

btw, win7 iso from internet+key from laptop = clean install
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post #9 of 12
is it actually fast?

I was looking at it for "college" use

I look at at the 1.73 GHZ and ask myself if that's some sort of joke, since i know nothing of the Intel family right now
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post #10 of 12
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is it actually fast?

I was looking at it for "college" use

I look at at the 1.73 GHZ and ask myself if that's some sort of joke, since i know nothing of the Intel family right now
haha, fast...this thing is blazing. Yea it say 1.73Ghz, but it has turbo core and when it kicks in its given it up to 2.4Ghz so far. So throttled down when I don't need it and saving power and then bam, it drops the hammer on you. It is nice. And yes I know I can do clean install that way, but its a special OEM Windows. Not regular OEM, its like OA or something. And I don't wanna go through hassle of messing with it and trying to find that one. And if it keeps the prices down I didn't hear about it. With extended warranty this thing was 1600 bucks. But...it is beautiful.
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