Advice on HP Laptop Selection

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  1. nshah0617

    nshah0617 Newbie

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    Hello, I am new to the forum and in need of help on a laptop decision.
    I am leaving for college next year and thus I am i need of versatile laptop for studying/gaming/chatting/etc.

    I basically narrowed my decision down to the zt3000 and the zx5000 and am torn between the two. Basically, do you guys have any information on how well the zt3000's Pentium M performs against the zx5000? Also, any zx5000 users know approximately how many hours of battery life I can expect?

    Thanks A lot,
    Neil
     
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    Rubberman Notebook Consultant

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    I just the ze4610 from Circuit City. I like it alot so far. It has the Athlon XP-M 2500+ processor. $699 after rebates
     
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    I budgeted about $1,700 for a new laptop. I have a kicka** desktop, so I don't need a laptop with all the bells and whistles. With that said, I saw a Circuit City ad and went to check out the HP's and Toshiba's (I've owned Toshiba Satellite Pro's in the past and like them a lot). The Toshiba Celeron model (#A45S120)is exactly the same price as an HP ze4610(with an AMD Athlon and 32 more megs on the ATI video card).

    My decision was easy...I opted for the HP. As a matter of fact, I bought 2 of the HP ze4610's because, first, great price/great features and, secondly, I gave one of them to my daughter, who just started college.

     
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    Thanks for your comments,

    but do you have any experiences about the zx5000 battery life or thermal output?

    Thanks
    Neil
     
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    tewellbaum Notebook Enthusiast

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    I own a zx5000 and get approx 3 hours gaming will drain battery life quicker....i would reccommend getting a second 12volt <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by nshah0617

     
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    Thanks for your comments,

    but do you have any experiences about the zx5000 battery life or thermal output?

    Thanks Neil
    [/quote]

    Scanned around the net via Google. . . seems battery life is around 2-3 hrs. with no mention of thermals (which is probably a good thing).

    Sorry I went off track in prior post, but thought you might have been interested in a less costly alternative.

    All the best.
     
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    Thanks for all the input.

    Deep down inside i want the zx5000 but I am still unsure about the battery life/heat output. You guys think a 12 cell battery will help me squeeze a 4-5 hour life on the zx5000, or should i just invest in a nuclear reactor?

    thanks
    Neil
     
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    I think you will be very happy with a zx5000 purchase....let me know what you did. So far i am very happy with mine.<blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by nshah0617

     
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