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Old 08-30-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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wanting to know if this is a decent computer for gaming, music, browsing, ect.

Model: HP DV6415US
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Display: 15.4" TFT WXGA High-Definition BrighView Widescreen
Length: 1 Year
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T2130 (1.86 GHz, 533 MHz)
Memory: 1024 MB (DDR2 - 2 DIMM)
Hard Drive: 160 GB (5400 RPM SATA)
Optical Drives: 8x DVD+/-R/RW Lightscribe
Wireless: Intel Pro Wireless 3945 ABG
Network: Integrated 10/100
Video: Intel integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Sound: Integrated Sound
Speakers: Built-in
Keyboard: Integrated 101 key compatible
Pointing Device: Touch Pad
PC Card Slots: 1 - Express Card/54 Slot
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery with 65 W AC Adapter
Carry Case: 15.4" Carrying Case included

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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that would probably be good for simple web browsing and music playing, but you wont be doing much gaming on that. a gaming laptop would definitely have a faster processor and a dedicated graphics card, more RAM, maybe even a bigger screen and faster hard drive.

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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as above ,you will be able to do all your general stuff but whenit comes to gaming that aint gonnaplay many games at all , the processor is ok for gaming IMO , not the fastest but if you have a decent GPU and ram it will do alright
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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Well everything looks good except for the Intergrated graphics 1gig of ram and having a 5400RPM hard drive. Really if you must have a labtop and want to use it for gaming look for one that has a dedicated graphics card, harder to find and cost more but it will game. You'll want a 7200RPM hard drive to increase load times etc and the 2nd gig of ram is almost mandatory in Vista. I know it only recommends 1gig but everyone that uses Vista agrees your experience will be much better with 2 gigs of ram.

The processor is fine for everything you want to do its just what I mentioned above thats going to hold you back from playing anything but basic older games.
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