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Some people don't mind, and quite a few hook up to external monitors. Granted you're going to be hurting at resolutions higher than the original monitor, but you get what you pay for.
Ah, yeah I didn't think of using it that way. Still though, playing at less than 30 FPS just doesn't work for me (not to sound like a douche).
 
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Sorry for double posting in my own thread, I just wanted to give you guys an update on what's happening with my laptop:

I just got a call from an HP rep who told me that he'll be shipping me a brand new unit, and that I should send my old unit once I've received it! HP has apparently received quite a few complaints like mine, and they want to take the old units back to research the problem a little further.

The best part is what I'm getting out of this: They'll be shipping a brand new unit that actually has a back-lit keyboard, and the keys themselves will be lowered so that I don't have the same problem as before. Again, this just goes to show that HP knows about this problem. AND, since the dm1z doesn't come with a CD/DVD drive, they're going to ship a DVD reader (not writer ) that plays bluerays!

HP ROCKS!
 
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So there's a NEW version of the dm1z? Is there a way to know which one you're getting(like model number)? I have the cash now to buy a laptop, but I'm still weighing my options because I'm stingy
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Wait... a blu-ray reader that doesn't burn DVDs??!? I'm confused lol
I'm very happy that you got stuff straight though!
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So there's a NEW version of the dm1z? Is there a way to know which one you're getting(like model number)? I have the cash now to buy a laptop, but I'm still weighing my options because I'm stingy
I'm not sure if there's a newer version. I'll keep you all posted.
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Wait... a blu-ray reader that doesn't burn DVDs??!? I'm confused lol
I'm very happy that you got stuff straight though!
Yeah, I ask the HP rep that same question at least 3 times. He emphasized "blue ray" and "DVD ROM" a lot. Hopefully it's a writer too, because I'm in dire need of one.
 
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You could ask for the model # and google it up? I got a blu-ray reader with my dad's netbook as a freebie and it writes DVD's as well... so I'd be surprised if yours didn't do the same...
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Depending on how this runs Starcraft will make or break this for me
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Depending on how this runs Starcraft will make or break this for me
I'm a big fan of StarCraft2 too! After seeing the performance in CS:Source, I'm doubtful that the dm1z can run SC2 at playable frames though...


Update on my laptop RMA status! I've received my new dm1z from HP. For those who are curious, this new model is called "dm1-3005xx". I'm going to play with it more tonight!
 
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I'm sure you can play on uber low... that's fine by me
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I'm a big fan of StarCraft2 too! After seeing the performance in CS:Source, I'm doubtful that the dm1z can run SC2 at playable frames though...


Update on my laptop RMA status! I've received my new dm1z from HP. For those who are curious, this new model is called "dm1-3005xx". I'm going to play with it more tonight!
Yea, I recently just got into the game. Being a nooby to Starcraft, I'm worse then bronze

But anyways, I don't really care what settings it runs on as long as its playable. I think i saw Starcraft 2 on low settings with medium textures on an Aspire Netbook(AMD C-50) running at like 20fps. So I have some hope for the DM1z.
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