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Old 12-31-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of this laptop I customized from HP?
HP Pavillion DV9700t

Operating system
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)

Display
17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)

Memory
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Graphics Card
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Personalization
FREE Upgrade to HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone!!

Networking
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth(TM)

Hard Drive
FREE Upgrade to 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive from 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive!!

Primary CD/DVD Drive
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support

TV & Entertainment Experience
No TV Tuner w/remote control

Primary Battery
High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Productivity Software
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0

The total would be $1248.98, that is with an HP messenger case ($69.99)

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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looks good to me..what are you going to mostly use it for?
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Surfing, maybe a little gaming (very little) Photoshop.....stuff like that, multimedia, music, watching movies.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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should do everything you need it to, and be fairly quick about it. I wouldn't mind getting a laptop with those specs,,,,of course look at what i'm working with in my sig...

here's a fairly similar asus one at newegg..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220163
.only it has a T7300 @2GHz, only 1GB ram, 15.4" display, nvidia 8600M GS, 160GB drive, built in webcam, for $1129 & $15 shipping...so your HP configuration is a pretty good price.
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The only thing that sucks about customizing a laptop is you have to wait for it. 10 days for them to build it, then 5-7 days for shipping.
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The only thing that sucks about customizing a laptop is you have to wait for it. 10 days for them to build it, then 5-7 days for shipping.

yeah,,maybe you could check out a local circuit city, best buy, or frys or similar computer store and see what they have in stock on sale perhaps to get a similar configuration for about the same price...and not have to wait.
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yeah,,maybe you could check out a local circuit city, best buy, or frys or similar computer store and see what they have in stock on sale perhaps to get a similar configuration for about the same price...and not have to wait.
Yeah, I've been looking around for HP's elsewhere. Seems that no place has what I'm looking for. I want a 17" screen with a good video card. Most of them I've seen have the GeForce Go 7150m, which is less than what I have in my pc now (7600GT), plus I want the faster processor and wifi with b/g/n and bluetooth. I haven't seen one that has all that stuff, at a reasonable price anyway. There are some of the older models on ebay that have those specs but they are way too expensive.
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well, good luck in your quest...i imagine you will be happy with either ordering the one you listed, or getting a similarly configured one from somplace else. i just haven't been able to bring myself the get a laptop because you just get so much more bang for your buck in a desktop, with easier upgrading posibilities too...but if you need/want a laptop, go for it.
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The specs you've got for the stuff you want to do is matching well. It's a good laptop for a decent price.
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Very nice, have fun with it...
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