I'm still shocked you chose the 768p screen over the 1080p with much better quality. Also another con would be how slow the processor will become 3 years later.
I didn't choose it, that is what was on the Best Buy version. Though I might not get it on my customized one, either.
I also don't plan on keeping this for 3 years. If I spend <$750 on a laptop I expect it to last 1-2 years. Current Intel processors will look slow in 3 years as well. Something becoming obsolete after 3 years is not a con.
@butthead - They had both on display at my Best Buy and I can honestly say I didn't feel any difference. And, according to my scale, the dv6-6135dx was actually just under 6lbs. Best Buy gives a measurement of 6lbs, while they give a measurement of 5.8lbs for the dv6t, so I assume they just rounded up a little. The dv6z is maybe 3 ounces heavier.
The Llano is launching in a time where a faster CPU does nothing for the responsiveness of regular casual usage, but it does include an integrated GPU solution that does make all previous integrated GPU attempts look slow, and THAT is why people are using it today. Not to mention that single threaded applications are all pretty much going away. No one is going to write any programs these days without optimizing for at least dual core.
If 3 year old Intel CPU's were slow, you wouldn't be buying a Llano today because they're still faster than Llanos in tasks that don't use more than 2 cores
If someone sold something with a C2D, comparable battery and comparable graphics performance for cheaper I would buy it, to be honest. But the difference between C2D and SB is going to be much smaller than the difference between SB and Skylake, or whatever Intel is currently calling it.
I placed my order off Amazon.ca for the HP DV6-6140CA A8-3510MX with HD 6755G2, 6GB, 640GB, Altec Lansing + Dolby Home Theater, DVD Writer and 6-Cell.
Going to do a direct comparison with my bros Lenovo Y570 i3-2310M with GT 555M, 4GB, 500GB, JBL + SRS Premium, DVD Writer and 6-Cell.
I'll try and post of some benches (CPU, GPU, temps and games with Fraps) when I have both on hand in the Llano/Fushion thread but I'm not going to be doing any intensive testing and won't be taking requests (only some to very few members I respect), questions however is not a problem.
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In rebuttal the llano from HP is targeted at a consumer who's willing to pay a premium for the ability to game. The cost-performance of a dv6z vs dv6t makes it so that many people would likely be better served by going with the dv6t albeit at a cost of a 100-200 more.
From what I've seen of llano, I don't think this is quite good enough for mainstream mobile gaming. Once trinity comes along with a bulldozer CPU, it might be a different story, though. CPUs are fairly important for gaming and in this respect llano is deficient. Plus, it comes with a 6750m.
I configured a top of the line llano for $828, and for a hundred bucks more I can get a 6770m and intel quad core processor. Sounds like a good deal to me
Llano/Fusion is only meant to re-introduce AMD to consumers and erase the image that AMD laptops run hot, slow and have low battery life.
AMD will regain a lot if it's market share back with Llano and Fusion this year into early next year (Netbook and Tablets included).
The real battle begins around this time next year between when Ivy Bridge and Trinity comes, that's when consumers ultimately decide who takes the bigger slice of the mobile market share (Netbook and Tablets included).
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