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Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by nm+, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. EDogg007

    EDogg007 Guest

    missed the warranty by 2 weeks......crap!!! guess i'll to use ebay then to find parts.
     
  2. Æther Tech

    Æther Tech Master Guru

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    Palit 9600GT(OC:750/2k/2k
    Compaq Pesario V500 Series

    CPU: 3 Stars (AMD Sempron 1.8ghz, little underpowered in my opinion, would have liked a Core Solo or Duo. Eats more battery then Core as well.
    RAM: 3 Stars (DDR-400, max 2GB, I guess its a Sempron, so DDR works, though I only have 1.2GB of total memory)
    Storage: 4 Stars (80GB HD *more then I need*, quiet, reliable, though 4200RPM, CD-RW/DVD-R is quiet, but kinda slow starting up. Burns CD's reliably, mislabled as Lightscribe (boo...I wanted it too...)
    Battery: 2 Stars (1.5 hours idle, less then an hour if CPU above 50% usage.)
    Graphics 1 Star (Ipaid an extra $100 to get the model with ATI Xpress 200M, I should have shot myself...Cant play anything newer then WC2. Dont game on it any more, to slow.)
    Weight: 3 Stars (6.4 pounds, tad heavy, I might trade it in eventualy for something a pound or pound and a half lighter)
    Wireless: 5 Stars (Very reliable, exelent range.)
    Screen: 3 Stars (Bright, but no-Anti-Glare, cant be used outside durring the day, or in a bright room, glare is very anoying. No dead pixles.)
    Keyboard/Mousepad: 5 Stars (Keys are perfect size, pad is responsive and acurate, arrow keys are located by themselves, with no extra keys around them (very anoying to have, if you accidently hit one of those surronding buttons on some laptops. Function + F keys for various tasks (movie/music, screen brightness, opening things, etc..) Left/Right click works fine.)
    Audio: 4 Stars (Realtek+Altec Lansig Speakers, onboard audio sucks, but the sound still sounds nice, good bass and midi (who uses treble :p) great for music and movies on the go. (and porn too :p)
    Overall: 4 stars. I would preffer to have a lighter notebook with better battery life and anti-glare, but for $320 (Origonaly $910) (on sale, display model, + rebate) it was a good deal.
     
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  3. rainyjewels

    rainyjewels New Member

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    i bought a sony vaio s150 2 years ago for like $2800. crazy, especially since the performance is declining significantly...but what can i say - it's portable, it's convenient to bring to class, and it's totally sexy :eyebrows:
     
  4. jpee1965

    jpee1965 Active Member

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    Mobility RADEON X800 256Mb @ stock
    Sagernotebooks.com

    Blistering rigs but hideously expensive. Meh, what are you going to do?
     

  5. stefanovicho

    stefanovicho Maha Guru

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    the MX versions don't even support shader model 1.1 so it's mutch like a direct x 7 card
     
  6. Young_Intake

    Young_Intake Member

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    Nvidia Go 7900 gs 256mb
    I bought a Asus 2500H like 5 years ago
    15.4" lcd screen
    2.8 ghz p4 L2: 512kb
    40gb hard drive 5400 rpm
    512mb ram
    64mb integrated graphics
    infrared
    wireless
    5in1 media card reader
    24x dvd-rom
    surround sound capable

    For around $1500USD. Quite heavy at a time but very durable and easy to clean and parts are interchangeable like all asus laptops. Battery life not great because it gets hot quickly. AC adapter extremely large. Looked like a brick. I could have probably knocked someone out with it.

    Also got a Toshiba Satellite A100-LE a year ago for around $900USD

    15.4" WUGXA
    1.73ghz intel centrino L2: 2mb
    80gb hard drive 7200rpm
    1gb ram
    Multi-layer DVD-writer
    128mb ATi 200xpress
    wireless

    Alot lighter than the asus 2500H. Not as durable and alot harder to clean. Alot more quiet than the Asus 2500H and battery life is excellent. Although the power keeps on switching from battery to AC if the laptop is plugged in. Last around 3.5 hours. Gets a little warm near the palm rest. Alot of bloatware from toshiba like all toshiba laptops.

    Recently bought a Toshiba Satellite P105-s9722. I was looking into gaming laptops and this proved the best bang for the buck. At an amazing 1495USD I got:
    17" WXGA+
    Core 2 duo T7200 2.0ghz L2: 4mb b/t two cores
    200gb Hard drive 4200rpm
    2gb ram
    Multi-layer Dvd-writer
    Nvidia Go 7900gs 256mb
    bluetooth
    Wireless
    5in1 card reader
    Fingerprint reader

    I looked around and then saw this. Comparable to a dell E1705 w/ same specs @ 2000USD, i'm saving a lot of money. Its a great gaming laptop, but it tends to get really hot due to the video card after intense gaming. Battery life is extremely low. About 1 hours and 2 hours if setting are really low. Although the website, indicated 3.5 hours. Hard drive a bit slow, but can't complain.
     
  7. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    ^^^^
    m8 thats a really nice laptop there. Too bad none of the companies have tried to put a 7900Gs in a 15.4 inch. I really want them to because for me a 17" is a little heavy to carry everywhere.

    Your Laptop looks the same as mine just with a better video card. How's the performance on that thing?
     
  8. Young_Intake

    Young_Intake Member

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    Nvidia Go 7900 gs 256mb
    Yeah but a gpu like that requires 17in.

    3-D Mark 05 -6225
    3-D Mark 06-3824

    It pretty decent considering its a laptop and all. Gaming wise it runs F.E.A.R at an average of 50fps with all settings high and native resolution. Hard-drive slow though but i could always update it ^^.
     
  9. Dierdre

    Dierdre Banned

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    Powernotebooks.com was a very good recomendation from the first page.

    I did a good look over last night and found some amazing prices for the hardware you can get. Given you shave money here and there since you dont get an OS and stuff like that (optional) but when you dont need it why pay for it??

    Check this out:

    Sager NP5760

    17" WUXGA (1920x1200) Widescreen "Super Clear Glossy" LCD Display

    nVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX 256MB GDDR3

    2gb Dual Channel DDRII 667Mhz Memory

    Up to 100GB 7,200RPM or 120GB 5,400RPM SATA/150 Primary Hard Drive
    Modular Bay accepts your Optical Drive or 2nd SATA/150 Hard Drive
    Built-in 8 Channel HiDef Azalia Stereo Sound System w/8 Ext. Speaker Output w/o Ext. Decoder - SRS WOW Support
    Built-in 4-in-1 memory card reader (MS/MSPro/SD/MMC)
    Built-in Digital 1.3Megapixel Video Camera
    Built-in TV Tuner w/Remote Control available
    Built-in 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet RJ-45
    Built in Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN
    Built-in Bluetooth available
    Combo 8x DVD/24x10x24 CD-RW Drive w/Softwares, or
    DUAL Pioneer Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW (Optional)
    DVI Video Output Port
    4 USB 2.0 Ports
    Serial Port

    Just over 2000$ USD for this monster!
     
  10. Mari0-Br0s

    Mari0-Br0s New Member

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    BFG GeForce 7800GTX 256MB OC
    milestonepc.com
     

  11. [Spitfire]

    [Spitfire] Master Guru

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    ATi HD2600
    got mine 2 months back
    A200-1AX Toshiba
    around 1490$
    1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo T7100
    2GB DDR2 667Mhz Dual Channel
    PM965 Mainboard
    ATi HD2600 256MB Dedicated VRam
    200GB HDD
    DVD-Dual Layer Writer
    1.3M Camera
    15.4 Inch Widescreen (1280x800)
     
  12. Overheal

    Overheal New Member

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    Got this beaut' from HP back in August.

    HP Pavillion dv6000
    Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    Centrino Duo T7300 2.0Ghz 4MB L2 32/64-bit x86
    2GB Ram @ 667 mhz
    Geforce 8400M GS 256MB Dedicated 64-bit (total 880MB with sharing)
    200GB HDD
    DVD-RW DL with LightScribe
    15.4" Widescreen
    100Mbit Ethernet, 54Mbit Wireless
    HDMI, VGA, S-Video
    3-USB, 1-Firewire 400
    SD/Ms-pro reader
    Expresscard - with Media Remote
    Fingerprint Scanner
    Webcam and Microphone
    12-Cell Li-io Battery (Tilts laptop for better airflow)
    18 months Norton Antivirus

    ~$1500
     
  13. soprano_boy

    soprano_boy Master Guru

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    msi turbo book gx600 has a 8600gt and 5.1 sound lol its so wicked
     
  14. Brian the King

    Brian the King Maha Guru

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    Just got my new laptop for school in the fall, I'm loving it so far;

    HP Pavillion tx2000z
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  15. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    How much did you pay for it. That is one of the most attractive Tablets i've seen.
     

  16. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    @Swraith, yeah its pretty good looking - go HP!

    Also the touchpad looks different to me, whats it like to use?

    Or is it just dimpled like that ?
     
  17. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Nah i've seen the thing in person and the touchpad is like that. I dont know why though. ???
     
  18. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    any brand but i get all my stuff from ebuyer.com, fantastic in price, range, delivery and support.
     
  19. Brian the King

    Brian the King Maha Guru

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    It starts at $900, my config was ~$1500.

    The mouspad is indeed dimpled, and I personlly prefer it over a flat one. My brother tried it and agrees, but to each his own.
     
  20. alex.tyler

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    mostly i compare products from ebuyer and checkcost.
    Recently i bought my HP6820s @checkcost
     

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