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ybotpar

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#16096 24-Sep-2007 17:10
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HP Pavilion DV6403tx Entertaiment

Core Duo T2450 2Ghz
1G DDR2
120G 5400rpm hard drive
15.4 WXGA high-definition BrightView Widescreen
Wifi
Bluetooth
8*dvd rw with Double Layer support
HP QuickPlay with +Mobile Remote Control+ (watch dvd with laptop turned off and very cool remote control )
5 in 1 Card reader
nVidia geforce go 7400 128Mb DDR dedicated garphic memory
Vista Home Premium
1.3 MP Built In carmera
HP Imprint finish


Tell me what you think of it, Thanks.


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  #87946 24-Sep-2007 17:41
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I would say the specs look fine expect for the processor.  It is rather outdated.  If you are only going to use it for e-mails, internet and DVDs, then it won't really matter. 


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  #87947 24-Sep-2007 17:47
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Thanks for your reply. I have just noticed that when i brought this laptop it said i came with a Intel Core2 duo proccessor, but it is actually a core duo, is there much difference in the two? If there is should I take it back?

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  #87959 24-Sep-2007 18:49
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ybotpar: Thanks for your reply. I have just noticed that when i brought this laptop it said i came with a Intel Core2 duo proccessor, but it is actually a core duo, is there much difference in the two? If there is should I take it back?


Have a look at the CPU benchmark charts at www.tomshardware.com. It seems that there is a noticeable, but not huge, difference in performance when comparing a Core Duo with a Core 2 Duo at the same clock speed.

Regardless of that though it sounds like you were a victim of false advertising and I think that you should be complaining just as a matter of principle.



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  #87968 24-Sep-2007 19:31
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Yeah definitely take it back because you have been misinformed about the specs.

If you multi-task alot, it will make a difference.

ybotpar

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  #89275 3-Oct-2007 15:39
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I took my laptop back and complained about the incorrect specs, and the upgraded me to a $2000 machine which is great when the one i took back was only $1700.

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  #89290 3-Oct-2007 16:28
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ybotpar:

HP Pavilion DV6403tx Entertaiment

Core Duo T2450 2Ghz
1G DDR2
120G 5400rpm hard drive
15.4 WXGA high-definition BrightView Widescreen
Wifi
Bluetooth
8*dvd rw with Double Layer support
HP QuickPlay with +Mobile Remote Control+ (watch dvd with laptop turned off and very cool remote control )
5 in 1 Card reader
nVidia geforce go 7400 128Mb DDR dedicated garphic memory
Vista Home Premium
1.3 MP Built In carmera
HP Imprint finish


Tell me what you think of it, Thanks.



The spec looks good except for these,

1) The processor (recommended)
2) RAM can be upgraded to 2 GB for blazing experience Cool (optional)

And ofcourse, if you can afford, could upgrade to Vista Ultimate Laughing (optional)




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Chaks

Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mac: iMac 21.5" Snow Leopard
Mobile : iPhone 3GS

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  #89292 3-Oct-2007 16:29
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How much to upgrade up to 2gb of ram?



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  #89294 3-Oct-2007 16:32
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ybotpar: How much to upgrade up to 2gb of ram?


If you are gonna ask HP , you are gonna faint from their quote Sealed

But if you can ask any good local computer builders, you would get it at a good quote.

I am not sure how much would it cost though




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Chaks

Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mac: iMac 21.5" Snow Leopard
Mobile : iPhone 3GS

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  #89297 3-Oct-2007 16:36
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ybotpar: I took my laptop back and complained about the incorrect specs, and the upgraded me to a $2000 machine which is great when the one i took back was only $1700.


That's good. Where did you buy the laptop from?






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  #89305 3-Oct-2007 17:14
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  #89346 3-Oct-2007 19:35
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What do you think of my exchanged laptop?

These are the laptops specs -

HP Pavilion dv6502tu

- Intel Core 2 Duo proccesor T7300 (2ghz)
- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display
- 160gb (5400RPM) Hard Drive
- 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
- Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection & Bluetooth
- LighScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+-RW with Double Layer Support
- 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
- HP Quickplay
- 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
- ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
- Intel Graphics Media Accelertor X3100 with shared graphics memory
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- HP Webcam
- Fingerprint Reader
- HP Mobile Remote Control
- Expansion Port 3

Thanks

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  #89349 3-Oct-2007 19:51
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ybotpar: What do you think of my exchanged laptop?

These are the laptops specs -

HP Pavilion dv6502tu

- Intel Core 2 Duo proccesor T7300 (2ghz)
- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display
- 160gb (5400RPM) Hard Drive
- 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
- Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection & Bluetooth
- LighScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+-RW with Double Layer Support
- 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
- HP Quickplay
- 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
- ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
- Intel Graphics Media Accelertor X3100 with shared graphics memory
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- HP Webcam
- Fingerprint Reader
- HP Mobile Remote Control
- Expansion Port 3

Thanks


The video card doesnt have dedicated memory so it would be shared with your 1 GB RAM and if its 256 shared then, then you will have 768 MB of RAM only for the system ! So, be sure that thats gonna affect your performance of Vista WoW Innocent

I would prefer getting ATI or nVidia card (ATI looks more stable with Vista than nVidia Embarassed)

Other than that everything looks good. If you are not using your laptop in battery always, then 6 Cell is good, but if you are kinda person who would take laptop around and work while traveling, then 9 Cell will be good choice.




Regards,
Chaks

Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mac: iMac 21.5" Snow Leopard
Mobile : iPhone 3GS

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  #89350 3-Oct-2007 20:01
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ybotpar: What do you think of my exchanged laptop?

These are the laptops specs -

HP Pavilion dv6502tu

- Intel Core 2 Duo proccesor T7300 (2ghz)
- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display
- 160gb (5400RPM) Hard Drive
- 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
- Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection & Bluetooth
- LighScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+-RW with Double Layer Support
- 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
- HP Quickplay
- 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
- ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
- Intel Graphics Media Accelertor X3100 with shared graphics memory
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- HP Webcam
- Fingerprint Reader
- HP Mobile Remote Control
- Expansion Port 3

Thanks


Your new laptop got shared video memory while the old one got dedicated video memory. It is better to have dedicated memory if you play games or use Vista aero interface.








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