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Which Laptop is the Best? It's my first Computer.

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by emaceman35, Jan 14, 2009.

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Which would you buy if you were me?

  1. The Gateway m-1629

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  2. HP dv5z Series

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    75.0%
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  1. emaceman35

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    am having trouble choosing a laptop. I wanted a laptop that was super fast and could handle intense multimedia use (i.e. gaming, graphic art, photoshop, 3d animation, video editing, cs4, WoW, you name it!) I decided on a GATEWAY, but I've had it for like a week and it is not as fast as I thought it'd be (it cost like 600 bucks and it's refurbished). I've been looking around and came across an Hp dv5z series. It's brand new and I kinda like the specs compared to the Gateway. What do you think? Please give plenty of info on : Graphics Cards (can it handle current games? etc..

    I don't want to spend more than like $650 or so.

    Gateway:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...

    HP dv5z Series– Onyx
    – Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    – AMD Athlon(TM) X2 Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs QL-62 (2.0GHz)
    – 15.4" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
    – FREE Upgrade to 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)!!
    – ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics
    – FREE Upgrade to 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    – Webcam Only
    – HP Color Matching Keyboard
    – Wireless-G Card
    – No Modem
    – SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
    – No TV Tuner w/remote control
    – 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    – Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    – HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

    ALL FOR $599

    *For the "ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics", i have the option of getting a "256MB ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3450 Graphics" ($100 more on price) or a "512MB ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3650 Graphics" ($200 more on price).

    ***I'm looking for a computer similar to the GATEWAY I originally bought. But a little better.
     
  2. EnterKnight

    EnterKnight Notebook Evangelist

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    Please fill in the FAQ, and maybe we'll have some alternatives... :)
     
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