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Plan on buying a HP Envy 14 and was wondering how it would compare to my sig rig.

I5-480M 2.66ghz
Ati Mobility 5650
4gb DDR3 Memory
640gb Hard Drive

How will games, encoding, and emulating with dolphin be? Is everything going to be overall faster? I might just wait for bulldozer unless I find this for like $600. I've seen these floating around for $850ish with coupons and such.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Plan on buying a HP Envy 14 and was wondering how it would compare to my sig rig.

I5-480M 2.66ghz
Ati Mobility 5650
4gb DDR3 Memory
640gb Hard Drive

How will games, encoding, and emulating with dolphin be? Is everything going to be overall faster? I might just wait for bulldozer unless I find this for like $600. I've seen these floating around for $850ish with coupons and such.
If anything, I think it would perform similarly, if not a bit slower.

I think this is a lot better for $850:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...4287&t=2710123

Only difference is that it has 15.6" screen over the 14" in the Envy. Proc and graphics are faster though with more RAM.
Edited by Rpg2 - 2/28/11 at 10:31am
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I had the 15" Envy. Overpriced, if you ask me. Nice laptop, but you can find better for the same or cheaper price.
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If anything, I think it would perform similarly, if not a bit slower.

I think this is a lot better for $850:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...4287&t=2710123

Only difference is that it has 15.6" screen over the 14" in the Envy. Proc and graphics are faster though with more RAM.
Wow what a find. I wanted the Envy, just because I wanted something a little more portable, and didn't scream computer nerd. It reminds me of a mac with the body structure. But that one you showed me does seem like a much better buy....Battery life..? I want something that can last awhile as well. I might just wait for the summer to buy anything.
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Wow what a find. I wanted the Envy, just because I wanted something a little more portable, and didn't scream computer nerd. It reminds me of a mac with the body structure. But that one you showed me does seem like a much better buy....Battery life..? I want something that can last awhile as well. I might just wait for the summer to buy anything.
There is no such thing as high performance long battery life. You have to choose.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...er-p-2999.html
click customize. Better build quality, tiny bit better gpu (but it has optimus, which is the closest you'll get to performance+battery life), and you can upgrade it to whatever you like, most importantly the screen.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

$550
after rebate and coupon.
Pretty good deal and as close as you'll find to what you wanted for $600
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Just to let you know, the HP Envy 14 trackpad is horrendous. Right clicking and double clicking is annoying.
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How would a 2nd gen I5 and I7 compare with eachother in terms of gaming? I rather have a better battery life, so would I5 be better? Worth waiting for the summer and see what else comes out? AMD coming out with anything?
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Just to let you know, the HP Envy 14 trackpad is horrendous. Right clicking and double clicking is annoying.
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Plan on buying a HP Envy 14 and was wondering how it would compare to my sig rig.

I5-480M 2.66ghz
Ati Mobility 5650
4gb DDR3 Memory
640gb Hard Drive

How will games, encoding, and emulating with dolphin be? Is everything going to be overall faster? I might just wait for bulldozer unless I find this for like $600. I've seen these floating around for $850ish with coupons and such.
Yuur sig GPU is much faster, your Tri-core CPU is faster and overclockable, etc... It's a downgrade.
     
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