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Originally Posted by Pao View Post
That Sager looks nice initially, but the only thing that would keep me at bay is the fact that not only is a 1080p resolution not really needed for a 15.6" display, but that just means that the small gpu is in no way going to make it a "gaming" laptop. I'd prefer a more appropriate resolution and to be able to turn the settings up.

All this aside, the conversation is for a work laptop, he wouldn't notice a difference between the two, so purchase what makes you comfortable, within your budget, and be happy with it! The only reason to even care about dedicated graphics on a work lappy is if you run something like AutoCAD. Which I run off my work lappy with integrated graphics and it still 'suffices'.
Understandable. The 1080p resolution is an upgrade, which most people would take for only $65. You can buy the laptop for $65 cheaper with the 1366x768 resolution. I recommend people do buy the higher resolution as almost all new games will allow you to play in windowed mode, and if that isnt an option you can lower the resolution and play with the image being stretched or use the blackbars (forgot the proper term).
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Very true, I also don't know the true potential of the 540m, so I was being speculative. I like 1080p on my 23" monitor, but I wonder how that would look on such a small display. I'm referring to casual things like the desktop and internet pages. I'd imagine the text would be minuscule at that resolution/size combo, but again, speaking only speculatively.

All my talk there was very offtopic, it can be ignored. I was typing while thinking, and realized at the end it was unnecessary!
post #23 of 28
If you're happy with the purchase that's all that matters. There will always be deals that slip under the radar.

Instead of focusing on what he could have had, lets focus on what he has now.

Its a good laptop at that pricepoint.
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HP IMO is a down grade,Idk what the specs are the HP is the worst hunk of garbage you can buy
I have been an Asus fan for a long time. But their quality has declined.

Model: N51V
  • 2ft power cord
  • Ridiculous way of changing wireless/bluetooth ON/OFF
  • Incredibly loud touchpad buttons
  • Keyboard wears quickly, keys are weak
  • Status LEDs leak light everywhere and are way too bright
  • Optical drive is loud
  • A 6cell battery!!
  • The audio and eSATA ports are right in the middle front

Don't get me wrong, I like the laptop.
I'd just wanted to express my annoyances concerning the high price tag.

HP makes good laptops. I've only been on their business end laptops, they work great and are solid. I've used an nc6400 for years, very durable!
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I have been an Asus fan for a long time. But their quality has declined.

Model: N51V
  • 2ft power cord
  • Ridiculous way of changing wireless/bluetooth ON/OFF
  • Incredibly loud touchpad buttons
  • Keyboard wears quickly, keys are weak
  • Status LEDs leak light everywhere and are way too bright
  • Optical drive is loud
  • A 6cell battery!!
  • The audio and eSATA ports are right in the middle front

Don't get me wrong, I like the laptop.
I'd just wanted to express my annoyances concerning the high price tag.

HP makes good laptops. I've only been on their business end laptops, they work great and are solid. I've used an nc6400 for years, very durable!
I agree, HP has stepped their game up on quality. The DVX series are well built notebooks, I have a few friends that own them.
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HP IMO is a down grade,Idk what the specs are the HP is the worst hunk of garbage you can buy
My wife has had the same hp laptop since 2005. 6+ years and not one problem ever. She uses it 3 hours aday, sometimes more. Never even had to re install windows...and ontop of that it was a $599 hp laptop from walmart. Can't beat that. Seen hundreds of posts om here about dell laptops dying within a year..suckers, pay 2-3x what I paid and it last 1/6th of how long ours has lasted.
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My wife has had the same hp laptop since 2005. 6+ years and not one problem ever. She uses it 3 hours aday, sometimes more. Never even had to re install windows...and ontop of that it was a $599 hp laptop from walmart. Can't beat that. Seen hundreds of posts om here about dell laptops dying within a year..suckers, pay 2-3x what I paid and it last 1/6th of how long ours has lasted.
Hey my wifes HP is a mess....cooling issues,fan issues,bad RAM issues

My Compaq,LED dead in 2 years,asst dead buttons,one dead USB port

just sayin,open a few up and you see why....

IMO all laptops lack the right stuff and if we could build em ourselves like a desktop we would not be here
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Well,after a clean W7 install this little ASUS is flyin.......
I am very pleased,only gripe I have is no back lit keys but Oh well.........
For 800 bucks ,i7 Quad,Nvidia 335,7200RPM HD and a smaller 14" package is hard to beat
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