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Old 03-08-2012, 03:27 AM   #11
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HP g7 1310us Laptop Computer With 173 LED Backlit Screen 2nd Gen Intel Core i3 2350M Processor Dark Gray by Office Depot

They just knocked off another $110.00usd. You bet your *** I'm going Thursday to get it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
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Definately worth it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #13
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I got it yesterday and other than geting used to another keyboard layout, it's great. The wider screen and faster speeds blow me away. Even my Clearwire connection is faster.
At 2:00pm this afternoon I booted up on the battery to see how long it's going to last. I'm running the Clearwire usb device and my WD external drive along with a usb mouse. Right now as I type this, the power indicator shows 2hrs 27mins left. Not too bad considering all the goodies it's pushing.
I have to check on something that's not in the local documentation. There's what appears to be a switch of some sort located just above the dimple in the touchpad. I'd venture it's the touchpad kill switch. But I think I'll poke around the HP site and find out for sure.
Be my luck it's a self destruct switch...
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Lasted to 4:41pm my time. Not too shabby. When the battery comes back up I'll disconnect everything and see how long it lasts.

TBH I'm pretty happy with it so far.
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That is a good battery life, especially considered to my Core 2 Duo systems. One lasted 2:30 max, while the other is roughly 1:45 due to the 17" screen. What stinks is that I need a battery since one now lasts less than 15 mins.
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I have to check on something that's not in the local documentation. There's what appears to be a switch of some sort located just above the dimple in the touchpad. I'd venture it's the touchpad kill switch.
It is. Double tap on it.
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The dimple is the touchpad switch. The little tip sticking out above it is the on/off led.
So much to learn about this model.
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When I saw the Asus G73JW laptop I knew I had to have one. At the moment it is too expensive of course but I doubt even in a year or two that there would come out a laptop with a more appealing design.
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