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Old 12-03-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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I found this lap top @ walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...Specifications

Seems like a good price, but I know how big box stores can trick people with the way they display things.

What kind of audio / video quality should I expect from this lap top?

Any other sugestions?

Budget ($750 MAX)
Would like:

Blu-ray (don't need)
play the best quality audio and video on my TV and 7.1 Surround Sound System through HDMI. I have a Xbox with netflix and I'm trying to eliminate my need for cable. I would like to browse Hulu / Youtube ect. from the couch and play it on the big screen.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:10 AM   #2
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Whenever I think of HP I think of printers, and this http://gizmodo.com/5406415/laptop-re...ome-out-on-top

I've always been an ASUS man so here's my biased opinion. It's got a dedicated video card with 1GB DDR2 VRAM to it and an HDMI port so it can handle porting to an HDTV really well.


Cheap yet effective I think for your purposes. Sure it's near the top of your budget, but those HDTV's love that 1GB VRAM. 512mb might not be enough.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
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Link?
I'll look into Asus more though thanks for the input.
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+1 ASUS...
and as said before, make sure it has 1gb VRAM for hi-res displays

Another thing you might want to look for is SPDIF optical output since you are using 7.1 channel surround. Trust me, it sounds a heck of a lot better than anything else out there.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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The only thing I see that I DON"T like about the ASUS is that they are all caped out at 4G of Ram.

I know this is not a problem now but I'm thinking down the road it may be an issue. Or am I wrong?

This is the one I found on Newegg that I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220589
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