Laptop comparison

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by trouphaz, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, I've been comparing laptops. I'm currently looking at the Gateway M-151X vs the HP Pavilion dv6700t.

    Gateway: $999
    Intel C2D 1.66Ghz
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT 256Mb
    250GB 5400rpm sata w/ 8Mb cache

    HP: $973.99
    Intel C2D 1.83Ghz
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 256Mb
    120GB 5400rpm sata ? cache

    both have integrated wireless, bluetooth, 2GB memory, 8x dual layer DVD writer and 15.4" glossy widescreen display at 1280x800 (man i prefer non-glossy).


    Ultimately, I'm trying to find a laptop at/around $1000 and these are the two that stuck out so far. What do you think?
     
  2. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    6,305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Carolina
    You are getting ripped off
     
  3. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    no i'm not. i haven't bought anything yet. :)


    where can i get a better deal on a laptop?
     
  4. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm still looking and saw this at HP. get a lot more for $100 difference.

    HP Pavilion dv9700t: $1074.99
    C2D 1.83Ghz
    17" display 1440x900
    512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
    3Gb of memory
    250GB 5400rpm sata drive
     
  5. wabash9000

    wabash9000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Overland Park, KS
    macbook and then upgrade to 2gb of ram your self...


    edit: I thought I was in ot. But I stand behind it. those processors are slow as sin and it probally only comes with g wireless. only thing they have better is size and graphics card(which you are not going to be able to use much on a laptop anyways)
     
  6. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    mm... the macbook display is just too tiny for me. 13.3" is small. they are just too expensive for what you get. i really like OSX and would love to own a Mac Book Pro (i had one for a while at my last job as my work laptop), but i'm not looking to invest $2000 for a laptop.


    when you edited, you took out your comments so i'm not really sure what you stand by. are you referring to the HP laptop or just the ones i listed in general?
     
  7. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    the macbook has shitty intel gma video. Fuck that.

    I would get the gateway that you listed because the HP touchpad buttons feel soooo cheap and they're practically unusable for me.
     
  8. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, the integrated Intel graphics suck. actually, i'm not really a fan of apple laptops at all. the only good thing about a macbook (or even macbook pro for that matter) is that they run OSX. their USB ports don't all have enough power to actually run some devices, there is no port replicator/dock available, they have a severe shortage of ports (only 2 USB 2 on the MB and 15" MBP and 3 on the 17" MBP) and there is still only one button on the trackpad. yeah, it is great that you can fake a right click by tapping with 2 fingers, but why not just put another button?

    to be fair though, i haven't tried out the new multi-touch trackpad. that could be cool, but not worth the huge cost hike.
     
  9. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    the mbp is nice. But the money is a bit much.

    Really the only way apple sells hardware is thanks to locking OS X to only run on their hardware.
     
  10. wabash9000

    wabash9000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Overland Park, KS
    not really. I bought a macbook so that I could run windows on it. I had an ibook and it worked great and I could have bought a $600 windows laptop and saved my self $500 but I wanted the mac hardware. I hate windows laptops because the cases are just annoying. All those vents and latches and exposed screws all over the place looks like crap to me.
     
  11. wabash9000

    wabash9000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Overland Park, KS
    I didn't change my first line any after editing.

    I understand about the screen size and the mbp is very expensive for what you get. I just understand why people feel they need a good graphics card in a laptop. it is almost imposible to game on so you don't need one for that and if you are doing video editing a mac would work better even with integrated graphics.
     
  12. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    my laptop plays portal/hl2/quake3 just fine when I travel.

    Also modern OSes such as Vista really perform much better with discrete graphics. Even a simple drag/drop is smoother.
     
  13. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    Even OS X performs better with non-intel graphics. Expose is slow as balls with GMA shit.
     

Share This Page