Sub $2000 Light Gaming Notebook

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Ianaconi, Oct 5, 2006.

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  1. Dreamer

    Dreamer The Bad Boy

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    I also would recommend nc8430 due to the business quality
     
  2. Ianaconi

    Ianaconi Notebook Guru

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    I haven't seen the W3J or the nc8430 in person, only through photos. The W3J looks so much better, or am I wrong? Thx a lot!
     
  3. Ianaconi

    Ianaconi Notebook Guru

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    I just costumized a nc8430 but the price was over $2200.

    -Configurable- HP Compaq nc8430 Notebook PC
    HP Compaq nc8430 Notebook PC
    Genuine Windows® XP Professional
    Microsoft® Vista Ready Label
    Mobile Workstation - 15.4-inch widescreen display
    Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7200 (2.00-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 4-MB L2 Cache)
    2048MB 667MHz DDR2 (2 DIMM)
    80GB hard drive (7200 rpm)
    15.4-inch WSXGA+ wide-viewing angle
    DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
    56K high speed modem
    10/100/1000 NIC
    8 Cell 68WHr Primary Battery
    Keyboard with Enhanced Dual Pointing Devices
    Intel 802.11 a/b/g MOW 1
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Label
    Integrated Bluetooth Module
    Embedded TPM 1.2 security chip
    Biometric Fingerprint Reader
    Fingerprint Reader RTF Card
    3/3/0 year onsite warranty US

    Didn't see anything about the graphics card. It is a X1600 right?
     
  4. mythless

    mythless King of Pies

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    ? don't customize it, buy their preconfig, its much cheaper. Look for the $1799.00 one. It has everything you need, but only 1gig. Trust me.
     
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    Reize Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes it's the X1600. Did you configure it with the RAM from HP? If so then you could get it under $2000 by not upgrading it there and buying it seperately from somewhere like newegg. Many companies seriously overcharge for RAM.
     
  6. Ianaconi

    Ianaconi Notebook Guru

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    All all right! So I can get a 2GB nc8430 for like 1900 right?

    Can I buy this notebooks only from HP.com?

    So now I am kinda undecided about ASUS W3J, HP nc8430, Compal HEL80. :/

    Tough choice!
     
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    don''t use HP customize option
    check other sites too
    ~1800
     
  8. mythless

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    Well, you have time still, so don't worry. When december comes along a new breed of laptops will appear.
     
  9. Ianaconi

    Ianaconi Notebook Guru

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    Yeah! I am probably kinda rushing the process. Sorry for that.

    I just started early to make sure I chose the right model.

    Hopefully by Dec/Jan these models will be cheaper or maybe some new models will be available.

    Thx a lot!
     
  10. chrisyano

    chrisyano Hall Monitor NBR Reviewer

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    I'm very happy with my HEL80. It's a great system with a lot of power. I'm quite sure you could get one with the configuration you're looking for for under $2K.

    As far as build quality is concerned, the HEL80 is very well-built and has a classy look to it when you see it in person. The biggest complaint most people have is the flex in the keyboard (which isn't that bad in my opinion) and the underclocked GPU (which also games just fine at stock settings).

    The Asus A series is not one of the premium lines like the V and W series are.

    The W2P is coming out with the Core 2 Duo and x1700--probably by the time you will need your laptop, but I don't think they'll be under $2K.

    The go 7600 and x1600 are actually essentially equals in performance. Here's some great reading on the topic:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=74146
     
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