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post #1 of 17
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What is the best laptop I can get for $950 or lower with tax... I'm looking at a DV6T Quad edition which has a Core i7 2630QM and a 6770m for $932


Edit: Users with NP5160 how hot does your laptop get with out a cooling pad and does it ever reach to the point where it shuts off?
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 4/8/11 at 1:45pm
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post #2 of 17
Good choice. I remember seeing a deal for that laptop setup recently on slickdeals.
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post #3 of 17
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What would be better a DV6T with an AMD 6770m or a Sager NP5160 with a GT 540m. Notebookcheck.net has benchmarks for the GT 540m but none for the AMD 6770m, if I get a Sager I would get a 2630QM along with the 1920x1080p screen.

Edit: Notebookcheck.net has benchmarks for the 6750m and most of the games when the games settings are on low the GT 540m wins by 5-10 frames when settings are raised to med/high/ultra the 6750 frames are 20-30 higher.
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 4/6/11 at 6:26pm
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post #4 of 17
I would go with HP since they have good warranty service but have no experience with sager before
    
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post #5 of 17
I'd go for the HP over the Sager. Sagers are built like beasts, but it seems the 6770m may be better than the GT 540m from the 6750m comparison you read.
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post #6 of 17
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I went with the HP because of the graphics card and it has 4 speakers along with Beats audio port. I feel like I may regret not going with the Sager because of the resolution and hopefully the HP doesn't over heat.
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post #7 of 17
I have the HP right now. And I have to say it's really nice. The only complaint I have is that during gaming, the CPU goes up to 85C even with my cooling pad. But while I'm using it for simple things, like browsing the web and watching videos, the laptop stays so quiet I sometimes forget it's even on.
     
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post #8 of 17
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I was suppose to have it 2 days ago but it got delayed 12 days and HP sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to cancel my order.

Has it ever gotten to the point where your laptop shuts off? Have you tested it with out your cooling pad because I won't be using one most of the time.
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post #9 of 17
I haven't tested it without a cooling pad, but I don't think it'll make much of a difference since there is no vent for the fans to blow/suck air from the CPU fan.

Also, no it has not forcefully shut down on me yet.
     
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post #10 of 17
well i know its a different laptop but i LOVE my sager 8130 and i am looking to get an 8170 and give this one to the kid. i cant tell you how awesome the guys at xoticpc are and how helpful they can be. i will never get a laptop from any other place. i doubt you would ever get service from HP like the guys at xoticpc.
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