Need your advice regarding buying a new laptop. I have had my HP Pavillion 3299ea for a year and 2months and the gfx seems to have died. It has been booked in a repair centre, so hopefully it can be fixed but not hoping for any miracles.
The laptop has had heating problems and the switachable graphics between amd and intel was a pain.
I dont want to make the same mistake again in not properly researching before I buy. I did research the dv6 but the only factor was the discrete/switchable graphics and the core i5 processor that swayed my decision.
I bought the laptop for £630.
worst case scenario it cant be fixed, i will have to end up forking out on new one.
What is your budget? £400-500
What country will you be buying this in? united kingdom
What size notebook do you prefer? Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
Would you consider a refurbished laptop? Yes
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for? Web Surfing, Office and Productivity Software, Listening to Music, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Computer Programming, Video Chat and Conference, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Output Video to TV or Large Monitor, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming
Photoshop, Video encoding, web development
What games will you be playing? League of legends, Guild wars 2 beta , diablo 3 beta
Where will you be using this laptop? Will be used different places
How many hours of battery life do you need? 4
Will you be buying online or in store? online or in store
Which OS do you prefer? Windows 7 or Linux
List the screen resolutions that interest you: Standard Resolution (1366 x 768)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen? Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you? No
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop? Around 05/28/2012
How long do you want this laptop to last? 6 years
How much storage capacity do you need? 320 GB
Are you interested in SSD for storage? Maybe
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type? No