*HP HDX DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 1*

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  1. Starborn

    Starborn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks once again, 2.0. I'll be ordering today, after this pesky deposition I'm taking. 30% off has finally tipped the scales.
     
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    User manual has much more detailed specs. You can download it from here:

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01279508.pdf
     
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    2.0 Former NBR Macro-Mod®

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    YW. Yeah, I know the feeling. I had a $450 off coupon that tipped the scales.
     
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    lancorp Notebook Virtuoso

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    yes, I took the plunge with that 30% off discount too. Got a T9300 with the 8800M GTS for a little over $1300, and if you subtract the live.com cashback bonus (5%) and the fatwallet bonus (5%), we're looking at around $1200 for this baby!

    I'll put my own RAM and hard drives in to save more on the upgrades.

    I have a nicely loaded Dell M2010 now, and I'm mainly getting the HDX to compare. If I like it enough, I'll keep it and sell the M2010 and make a few hundred bucks more..
     
  5. hovercraftdriver

    hovercraftdriver Notebook Deity

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    Ya know, I'm curious about this whole heat issue. As 2.0 stated HDX's probably won't be affected because they naturally run so much cooler. But there is the confusing issue. I'm idling about 42 C right now. I have only broken 70 C (the supposed problem threshold temp) once or twice when OCing and running ATI tool to check for stability.

    But I also have an XPS Gen2 with a 7800GTX that is still running strong. When I OC it, run ATI tool or run games at highest possible settings, this thing cooks. 95 C on a good day and have seen it reach 104 C. And the default fail temp in the GPU settings is 105 C.

    Essentially the 8800GTS is the next gen GPU from the 7800. I know the architecture is somewhat different, but basically, how can one card run so hot, and the other not be rated to run anywhere close? The HDX, by design, is going to run cooler, but supposing you could put the 8800 in the Dell, what is the telling difference?

    Just random thoughts and question... :D
     
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    You guys are killing me...to think I paid over 3 grand in March. :eek:

    Patience is not in this grasshopper's vocabulary, I suppose. :(
     
  7. crys

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    Thanks a lot for your answers.

    Some others :
    - I'd like to change the hard drive for a 7200 rpm. Is there a problem for that, if I only change the main disk ? Is is easy to use raid system ?

    - do you know where I can download the service manual for this huge laptop ?

    Again, thanks a lot. :)
     
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    My 32 bit sees only 3,071 GB.

    Good to see in Microsoft site;

    CYA-00036 Turkish Windows Anytime Upgrade-Home Premium to Ultimate SP1 $169.22.
     
  10. 2.0

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    It's easy to change HD. You can even install an SSD.

    But there is no Hardware RAID. You can do a Psuedo RAID 0 using Vista Ultimate. It allows you to extend one drive into the next making one vilume out of 2.
     
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