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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Michael D'Angelo, Feb 16, 2009.
Then no worries, as I said everyone has their own mix of needs
Memory is memory, as long as its from a well-known company like PNY, Crucial, etc...with that unit, you'll likely have no less than 800MHz speed memory anyway...most laptops now come with very fast memory these days..and the memory prices are amazingly low.
According to HP there are only two memory slots both are currently filled with 2gb's for 4 gb total you will want two 4gb to get to the 8gb.
From there website.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01597031.pdf for this laptop.
Thanks. I will test it with 4GB which is probably enough. That is what I have in my desktop and it works great. If I think it needs more I will just swap them down the road.
As an I.T. Consultant, I've seen more of my clients replace HP/Compaqs. Both of these systems come with Vista 64bit...yuck!
Sony's don't excite me, but if you had to go with one over the other, I'd go with the Sony. HP has really fallen off as far as reliability goes.
I've got an XPS M1530 also. Pretty nice machine, mine needs a better display though. They were available a couple of days after I ordered mine - naturally.
My quad core desktop is SO much faster than the laptop!!
Both look like nice machines. Do you really want that big of a display? Makes it more of a lug-able vs a laptop.
I might go for this Dell, added a better processor, not a fan of the ATI card, also12 months no-interest:
Its really not bad at all. Compared to XP 64bit, almost everything works on Vista 64bit without issue and I actually find the OS itself much snappier. Only things that sometimes have trouble are apps that use low level drivers, but most mainstream things have 64bit versions anyways these days.
I run Vista x64 on my laptop and desktop and have for over a year and a half on both, no issues with things not working.
Also the only way to fully use 4gb+ of memory.
I have been running the 64bit version of Vista Ultimate for a year now and love it. I have been able to find all drivers I need and don't have any problems with it.
Unless something extraordinary happened, I'd only ever get Toshiba notebooks.
But he wants to be able to play Blu-rays, which would be quite extraordinary on a Toshiba.
Interesting suggestion...our IT department has seen the opposite with over 80 laptops deployed...the 70 HPs have been the most reliable of the bunch...the 5 XPS Dells are next in line for having the least problems...followed last by the 6 Sony's.
They have gone severely down hill in the last few years. I have seen nothing but issues with them.
In the past you are right, the Satellites and some of the other Toshiba laptops were awesome. These days they are just horrible. Their tech support is one of the worst rated as well.
Michael, I personally think that Quad Core is a great architecture, but I decided not to do it myself because it's really not designed to be a laptop architecture. I know that you say you won't take this on the road that much, but Quad Core takes a lot of power and that's going to take a big bite out of battery life.
Thanks everyone for the help. I ended up going with the HP that has the Core 2 Duo. Hopefully I made the right decision. With every message posted I kept going back and forth on what one to get. Once I have it for about a week or so I will report back on how it is.
Sounds good, best of luck with it! I am sure you will enjoy it
Excellent! Congratulations in advance!
BTW I SlingBox Pro HD some how made it into the cart before I checked out too.
hmmm, wonder how that happened
Does anyone know if there is a way to check and find the product key on the PC for Microsoft Outlook 2007?
I bought two copies (one for desktop and one for my current laptop) and I want to move the copy on my laptop over to the new one. I have both cases and both disk but I forgot to mark what one I used for what PC.
Or if I just try them and if the first one is the key for the desktop will it just not work and then I should try the other?
Congrats on your new purchase!