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#56885 27-Jan-2010 16:00
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So im going to purchase a laptop and have decided to spend approximately $1500-2000

I was originally sold on the Asus N61JA-JX046X as advertised here http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8705 

However, ive since heard the gfx card is fairly crap, and the screen is not 1600x1200 as advertised.

I've since found this laptop HP Dv6-2005tx found here http://119.47.125.81/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518_523&products_id=35143

Now both these laptops are the same price, however the HP has an i7 processor, a better gfx card, faster HDD.

I really wanted to buy the Asus, but now im not so sure.

What gives?

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  #293532 27-Jan-2010 17:07
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I wouldn't touch the HP consumer range of notebooks.
Seen so many of them fail.
HP business notebooks on the other hand are great.

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  #293537 27-Jan-2010 17:21
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id go for the second one, the hp.
the quad core i7 owns, still quite pricey imo




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  #293548 27-Jan-2010 17:36
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MacBook Pro.

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  #293552 27-Jan-2010 17:40
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no! nothing runs on a mac lol.
at work we have a mac copy of battlefield 2012 thats been sittin there for like 3 years lol




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  #293555 27-Jan-2010 17:45
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What? partition it and chuck windows on it, its not that hard. Also who cares about games, buy a console.

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  #293583 27-Jan-2010 18:35
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mac is overpriced....




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  #293703 27-Jan-2010 23:19
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Heh, sorry, not interested in Macs

 
 
 
 


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  #293714 28-Jan-2010 00:16
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surely the core i7?!
light speed apparently.

i wonder if the mobile i7 will come in faster versions ... like 3GHz (and turboing to 4GHz!) soon ...




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  #294224 29-Jan-2010 06:21
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i7 includes hyper threading so it will be quite fast without needing to go into 4ghz. i think they should have overclocking features...although then you would have one hell of a hot laptop!




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  #295850 3-Feb-2010 22:09
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doesnt everything since pentium 3 do hyperthreading?




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  #295858 3-Feb-2010 22:26
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dont blindly go grabbing the i7 because its 'faster'....  the i7 and i5 are both good CPU's and fare quite well in the CPU benchmarks:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
Intel Core i5 M 430 @ 2.27GHz 2525
Intel Core i7 720QM @ 1.60GHz 3304

both of these rate better than a couple of my dual proc blade servers :)

both the i5 and i7 have hyperthreading and virtualisation tech.




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  #295865 3-Feb-2010 22:33
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joker97: doesnt everything since pentium 3 do hyperthreading?


No the Early Pentium 4's didn't, Only 3.0ghz (may have been 2.8) Presscotts and above had it in the p4 range

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