how good is this lappy?

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  1. maverickwhistler

    maverickwhistler Newbie

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    i m getting a HP9222tx laptop here in india with 1.6ghz t5200, 1gb 533 ram, 80*2=160 gb hdd, 17", vista home premium, webcam and nvidia 256mb go 7600

    vista index scores are 4.3(lowest for cpu)

    i wish to do video and audio editting and encoding and gaming. and 3d rendering

    how good is this lappy? does the slow fsb of 533 and 1.6 ghz cause bottle necks? as comapred to higher processors?

    i wish to fresh install xp pro sp2 which i have and not use vista as its unstable for gaming as of now.

    will this config suffice for me for next 6-7 yrs?
     
  2. MilanZR

    MilanZR Notebook Geek

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    it will work for 6 years :) but i don't know for what you will use notebook
    after 5 years. you can use for internet and some old games.
    6 years is too much for any notebook.but all of that depend for what you need notebook afcours.
     
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    vassil_98 Notebook Deity

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    For extensive video and audio editing I would recommend a faster CPU. More RAM will also help but this is easier to upgrade. If you can, up the CPU a step or two (1.8-2ghz).
     
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    sesshomaru Suspended Disbelief!

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    6-7 years is long enough for any technology to become outdated.. laptops no exception. After that long, it wont be much more than typewriter with a bad battery.... The first thing to be obsolete is the graphics card, in your config. DX10 cards are out next month. In about a couple of years, newer games will be virtually unplayable on any GF 7 series cards. Video rendering/3D animation, these things are more dependent on your processor, memory, HDD speed. The T5200's good enough for the task. One thing that you should do is get a faster HD, and more memory.
    If budget constraints are there, you could look at 15.4" laptops, with WSXGA, WSXGA+ resolutions. Correct me if I am wrong, but afaik, the screen being offered on the dv9000 series in India is 1440x900, isn't it?
     
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    I agree after 2-3 years the specs will already be outdated
     
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    JadedRaverLA Notebook Deity

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    I agree that 6-7 years is overly optimistic for any notebook, but those specs aren't bad.

    The main issues in the near future given your useage are the processor (not bad mind you, but for audio and video editing, a faster processor is alway nice) and updating the RAM to 2 GB, which you'll definitely want to do, especially if you migrate to Vista at some point.
     
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    In 5 years or so, forget video encoding, even playback will become jerky... With newer codecs coming, better compression, even decoding stresses older processors.
     
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    maverickwhistler Newbie

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    yues screen is 1440x900
    and 15.4 " laptop from hp has only go 7400 and other compal el80 doesnt have a core2 with another company giving compal el 80 with core2 is charging 66000

    im getting 9222tx for 67000 from my regulat computer guy.

    only issue is how biig will it be.,?
    will it be portable? for occasional taking to college. it looks awesome

    also my current system is a p3 933mhz with 256 mbs ram. using since 2001. now video play back of mov files is jerky, but rest smooth, though it works fine with non HD files and i do audio editting and photoshop desinging on it and dvd making. it took me 12hrs to encode a ntsc dvd and 6hrs for pal dvd. will be selling it soon.

    but i suppose a core2 will last me. faster cpu not available in this model. can upgrade ram later too.
     
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