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  1. kurosagi01

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    Well i'm getting into laptops now and i'm excited about my HP compaq 6735s :D i'm looking forward to using this notebook.
    So anyways i'm start of,you need list the hardware you have which is the notebook itself,speakers,mouse,battery,weight etc.
    I will be listing websites for UK and US links to purchase your notebooks aswell,we will be also discussing the hardware,news etc etc
    Heres mine:
    Notebook: HP Compaq 6735s
    Brand: HP
    Specs: AMD turian X2 2.00GHZ,3GB ram,250GB,ATI HD3200 graphics
    15.4" screen 1280x800,Windows Vista Home Premimum 32bit
    Battery 3hrs,weight 2.5kg
    Accessories: Steelseries Kinzu Optical Mouse,Logitech Z-4,Steelseries QCK mousepad
    overclocking laptop CPU:
    Laptop overclocking adventures *Thanks theonetruewill*
    Websites to purchase laptops:
    UK:
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/
    http://www.play.com/
    Laptops - Cheap Laptops, TVs, Netbooks & PC Monito...
    http://www.dell.co.uk
    http://www.dabs.com
    http://www.alienware.co.uk
    http://www.amazon.co.uk
    www.lenovo.com/uk/en/
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/
    http://www.rockdirect.com/
    http://www.kobaltcomputers.co.uk/
    US:
    Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, L...
    http://www.dell.com
    http://www.alienware.com
    http://www.bestbuy.com
    http://www.amazon.com
    http://www.lenovo.com/xl/es/index.html
    Review Websites:
    http://www.laptoping.com/
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/

    Members:
    Kurosagi - HP Compaq 6735S
    Triprift - HP Pavilion dv9205tx
    human_error - HP Pavilion TX2520ea+Advent
    A Cheese Danish - Lenovo R61
    FreedomEclipse - HP DM1-3200SA
    erocker - Asus eeePC 900HA
    shadowfold - HP Pavilion dv6-1268nr
    HalfAHertz - Toshiba Satellite A300+Toshiba Satellite A75-256+Asus Pro59L
    mtosev - Dell Inspiron 1520
    HookeyStreet - Amilo Pi 2515
    From_Nowhere - HP Pavilion dv5t
    gR3iF - Fujizsu Siemens u9200
    alexp999 - HP 6715b
    Luke - HP Compaq 8510P
    crazy_pyro - Netbook?
    MRCL - HP Omnibook 6000
    Black Panther - Guru D901C
    craigo - HP Pavilion DV5128TX
    Cuzza - Samsung NP-Q45
    overclocker - Sony VAIO
    DanishDevils - ASUS 1201n
    deathmore - Gateway FX P7805U
    stinger608 - Gateway P-7811FX
    Gallatin - Acer 5715z
    odameyer - HP Compaq 6735s
    Yukikaze - Dell XPS M1530
    strick94u - HP Compaq R3000
    Melvis - ECS Green 731
    AltecV1 - Ordi Enduro 8690BF Plus
    YinYang.ERROR - Dell Inspiron 1525
    exodusprime1337 - Asus g71gx-rx05
    AhokZYashA - Dell XPS M1330
    Delta6326 - Apple Macbook
    PVTCaboose1337 - Asus N81vg
    Kovoet - Rock?
    Craigo - Toshiba satellite X205 SLI3
    [ION] - Lenevo Thinkpad X31
    El Mayo - HP Pavilion dv9910us
    audiotranceable - Acer 9420
    Laurijan - HP 550
    entropy13 - Dell Inspiron 6400
    hv43082 - Gateway P-7811 FX
    Bissa - HP Compaq Presario V5015CA
    Greenmousa - HP 550
    mtosev - Dell Inspiron 1520
    -1nf1n1ty- - Apple Macbook Pro
    Jstn7477 - Toshiba X205-SLi4
    Kissmyne - HP Pavilion dv6700
    AsphyxiA - Lenovo Y550
    Fourstaff - Asus X5DAB
    Bo$$ - Samsung Q45
    Error 404 - Dell Inspiron 1545
    (FIH) The Don - Toshibe Satellite *****
    mlee49 - Clevo M86eTU
    _JP_ - TOSHIBA Satellite A300-1M1+HP Pavilion dv6625ep Entertainment Notebook PC
    Tartaros -Asus N61Vn
    scoutingwraith - Acer Aspire 5672+Alienware m11x
    chris89 - Samsung R519
    shevanel - Gateway P-7811 FX
    xubidoo - Lenevo G550
    gogx - Hp ProBook 4710s
    Inioch - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi 1546 + HP Compaq 8510w
    popswala - Alienware M17x Quicksilver
    mdsx1950 - Alienware M15x
    wolf - HP Pavilion DV6-3030TX
    brandonwh64 - Acer Ferrari 4000
    Solaris17 - Toshiba L505-GS6000
    rpsgc - Acer Aspire AS1410
    overclocker - Sony VAIO
    stevednmc - Asus N61JQ-X1
    JC316 - Asus G71GX-RX05
    Marineborn - asus G73J,asus G73jh,compaq 6910p,presario Cq50,Dell pp21L,aspire 5100,alienware mx11
    Red_Machine - Alienware M11x R1
    random - Toshiba Satellite L650/0K4


    I will be needing a couple of help too for reviews etc :) We will be discussing whats best laptop suitable for your needs,netbooks,the weights,battery life,gaming performance and of course the hardware itself
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  2. Triprift

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    Notebook: HP dv9205tx
    Brand: HP
    Specs: Core 2 duo 2gz,2 gig ram,2 160 gig Hitachi hds,7600 go gpu
    17" screen 1440x900, Vista ultimate 64bit.
    Accessories:Logitech alto connect,Logitech G5 mouse,Logitech V20 usb speakers.
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    accepted :) wow you got 17" laptop?? thats size of my monitor man haha isn't that bit big to carry around?
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    Yeah it is better than lugging a case and monitor and kb though :p
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    true that lol,how does the performance go on that laptop??Do you use it for school/uni work?? thats what i'm going do with my laptop and lan party games of course hehe.
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    I have 2 laptops:

    newest:
    Notebook: HP Pavilion TX2520ea
    Brand: HP
    Specs:
    -AMD Turion x2 (Griffin) ZM-80 2.2ghz
    -4GB 800mhz DDR2 (user replaced, came with 2+1gb of 667mhz rubbish)
    -ATI 3200 IGP (runs a LOT better with dual-channel ram installed, part of a 780g mobo design)
    -250gb 5400rpm HDD (sata)
    -12.1" 1280x800 LED backlight touchscreen with active digitiser (active digitiser disables touchscreen for fingers if stylus is nearbye, stylus can write but prevents your hand from smudging everything when writing on the screen with the stylus).
    -Altec lansing speakers
    -Lightscribe DVDR/W drive
    -Vista home prem 64bit (came with 32bit installed :shadedshu )
    -Wireless - 802.11n (doesn't like some draft-n routers unless i clear cache and restart)

    Battery life: 4-6hrs on 8-cell, 2-4hrs on 4-cell (both came in retail pack).
    Subjective weight: quite light, i can carry it round all day in my laptop bag no probs.
    Problems: Vista sp2 broke the eraser end of my stylus, now not detected as the eraser but the nib :( plus it gets hot and loud even in a well ventilated spot - unsuitable for laps.

    Older laptop:
    Model: Advent something or other
    Manufacturer: Medion (for advent)
    Specs:
    -AMD Athlon 64 3200 (launch processor, hotter than the sun) @ 2.1ghz
    -4gb DDR400 RAM
    -19" 1024x768 screen
    -ATI Radeon 9600 64mb dedicated Graphics ram
    -80gb 5400rpm hdd (ide)
    -O.K. speakers (misc manuf.)
    -Wireless - 802.11g (really good)
    -Vista beta (can't remember which version) soon to be my vista ultimate from main rig when 7 launches.

    Battery: used to get ~40mins when new, now get ~1min
    Subjective weight: Too heavy to carry all day, is a desktop replacement anyway (or it was 4-5 years ago..)
    Problems: Didn't age well (dated fast), other than that solid.

    I think battery life and subjective weight could be good sections to add - basically how long do you normally get out the batt with normal use and how heavy do you find it?
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    Notebook: Lenovo R61
    Brand: Lenovo
    Specs: Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 160GB WD Caviar 7200RPM, nVidia Quadro 140M
    15.4" 1280 x 800
    Windows 7 x64 build 7100. Soon-to-be Linux Mint + Server 2008
    Battery life: ~2.5 hours
    All around wireless n
    Bluetooth Microsoft mouse 5000

    You should probably add Lenovo on the sites to buy laptops as well
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    yeah i should do aswell :)
    @human_error yeah sure i'll include battery life and weight defo
    both accepted,we can discuss netbooks too if you like :)
    human_error says thanks.
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    Notebook: BenQ Joybook S73G
    Brand: BenQ
    Specs: Intel Core Duo 1.66Ghz, ATi Mobility Radeon X1600 256mb Dedicated (256 turbo mem), 14.1" 1280x800, 2x1Gb DDR2 667Mhz, Windows XP SP2
    Accessories: Logitech G7, Altec Lansing XT1 speakers. Zalman NC1000 cooler.
    Weight: 2.3Kg
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    everyone has nice set-up on laptops :) should start posting pictures of your laptop too,i'll be posting mine when my laptop arrives :)
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    haha you really wana see pics of my busted laptop? :p
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    yeah sure why not :D
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    well its not pretty as i keep it stuffed in a corner out of the way. since the screen has pretty much renderd it somewhat useless to take out & about. - I use to take this laptop with me EVERYWHERE.

    "going to the pub? sure I'l pack my laptop!"

    which is a bit of a sad ending for something which was my beautiful work horse.
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    sorry to hear that =/ although you did buy it from HK right?? i swear they rip you off sometimes.
    So your going buy another laptop in UK instead so you have warranty? you should disect your current laptop when you have a new one.
    Although your current laptop specs are pretty decent the graphics card and a nice screen size with widescreen resolution
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    Do netbooks count? I can overclock mine and play HL2 (low settings) on it! (Will get a pic.)

    Mine is a black Asus eeePC 900HA

    I put a 2gb stick of G.Skill in it and it automatically sets the timings to 4 3-3-10 in it. It's very snappy running XP.
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    of course netbooks count they are laptops too erocker :) and nice should post some in-game screen and the fps you get aswell :D
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    yeah bought it in H.K, I think i paid over $12,000 - I know it was around $13,000 RRP but my uncle is a cop so he used his status to get us a small discount.

    Just uploading pics
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    I think if I try to find out the FPS it will ruin it for me! :( I find it... "playable." :ohwell: I suppose I can install FRAPS.
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    you tried typing in-game on the console cl_showfps 1? this should work on all valve games
    @freedom Wow $12000 HK dollors?? thats £942 over here,you could of got yourself a really good gaming laptop for £900 maybe,but this was years ago wasn't it?
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    Right here we go....

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    The damage....

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    asside from that, Its in pretty good shape,

    (pics taken on a 10.2Mpx Samsung Wb550)
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    thats pretty nice laptop apart from the damage screen and the keyboard,and i like the massive freedom model haha.Is there really arctic cooling on that laptop or you just stuck it on??
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    I found a load of old stickers left over from a long time ago so i just stuck them on
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    oh i see lol,did you play games on that laptop?? what was the laptop temperature like on it
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    I have this beautiful laptop here at my disposal & I didnt play any games?? are you mad???

    I'l have you know SIR that this laptop served multiple tours of CoD1/UO & CoD2, F.E.A.R, Guildwars, BF2, CS:S, NFS:Underground, Obivion & maybe a few other RPGs/FPSs Offline & Online. ummmmm temps were pretty hot. I couldnt play long if i didnt have the laptop cooler with me so. when ever i did decide to land id set up a small fort there for a good few hours.

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