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  1. 1nf3rn0x

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    Hey guys, I really want to buy a laptop to do some gaming on the move and just to move around the house. Games I'm probably going to be playing are Mw2, Cod4. Minecraft (lol), work etc and maybe some other games. I'm looking at this laptop : http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XC8862/hp-pavilion-dv6-3070tx-notebook

    Seems good for some mild gaming? I'm sure the 5650 should handle those games at ease even at max settings.

    Battery Type 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
    Camera Type HP TrueVision WebCam
    Display Type LED
    Ethernet Connection Yes
    HDMI Out 1 HDMI Port
    Hard Drive Size 500GB
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Card Slot Yes
    Microphone Jack Yes
    Number Of USB Ports 4
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Optical Drive LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    PC Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 Graphics (switchable) with 1 GB dedicated
    PC Processor Intel Core i5
    Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
    Screen Size (Inch) 15.6
    Security Features Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot
    Speakers Altec Lansing with Dolby Advanced Audio
    VGA 1 VGA Port
    Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

    Good specs seem good. XD

    Thanks :)
     
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    It looks like a decent laptop :D
     
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    Ew no! Save yourself some hassle and headaches and stay away from it. Find a laptop with similar hardware that's not made by HP.
    [​IMG]

    And yes this is HP trolling, because they deserve every bit of it! :p
     
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    I have a Toshiba A665D-S6091 and I think it fares alright with games on medium settings at 1366*768. My AMD P940 quad core is crappy for TF2 though (but somewhat better than my previous C2D T8100). My laptop scores about 6100 points stock in 3DMark '06 (my 5650 is the lowest clocked 450/800MHz version). TF2 maxed out with 4xAA/16xAF uses 90% of the GPU. HL2:EP2 struggles a bit for some reason. Monday Night Combat is choppy but bearable at medium-high settings.
     
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    So, I'll look around for another brand with similar specs, If it can't be found HP it is XD
     
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    How this?

    Asus K72JR-TY108V
    CPU: Intel Core i5 450M
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
    RAM: 4GB DDR3
    HDD: 1TB - 2 x 500GB SATA
    Graphic: ATI HD 5750M
    1GB Dedicated VGA
    Screen: 17.3” Led Screen
    * 1yr Warranty * DVD RW * HDMI * 6 Cell Batt
    * Wifi 11N * LAN * Card Reader * Webcam

    $1099

    AND OOO


    MSI GX740-247
    CPU: Intel Core i5 430M
    OS: Win7 Professional
    RAM: 4GB DDR3
    HDD: 500GB Hard Disk
    Graphics: ATI HD5870M
    1GB Dedicated VGA
    Screen: 17.3” (1680*1050)
    * 3yrs Warranty * WIFI 802.11N * 3 x USB 2.0 * Firewire 1394
    * 9 Cells Batt * eSata * Bluetooth * HDMI

    $1111

    :D
     
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    Have you tried looking for HP DV7 4080us. The specs are similar and same manufacturer lol.

    http://www.jw.com.au/hp-dv7-notebook-computers-intel-core-i7-720-quad-core-6gb-640-p-1342

    Benchies: http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5650.23697.0.html

    I was looking for a laptop the past week from etailers near NSW and in Sydney, the best one that can be locally obtained for under 1400 AUD is the DV7, the only cons I could come up with was the touch pad which i doubt anyone uses anyway and then the battery life. Mainly because it is also one of the few laptops that support 2x Hard Drives.


    @MSI GX740 that is an awesome deal but I think it is out of stock dude, the next available are like over 1500AUD .... I saw an asus model with a GTS 540M somewhere and i5 processor for 1450, I would have linked you if I could find it :(

    5470M, 310M, 6370M <--- you should avoid these they don't do much for gaming, the 5650 is much faster than all of them.
     
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    I'm not sure if it's a typo but I'm pretty sure the Asus one should be 5750m.
     
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    i got the dv6-3250us, its pretty similar, REALLY nice laptop, metal, the webcam is amazing you can see it in the dark well, the mics are uhh, well people say they can hear them better than my sennheiser mic yay, the clickpad is huge, good if you are used to them the screen is extremely bright and clear, definately happy with it.

    which cpu does it have btw? mine has the 480M

    EDIT: oh yeah, one of the main reasons i got it instead of something else, was that it was one of the best ones i could find with the "clickpad?" in the middle, ugh i dont think i could have one with a touchpad off to the left that would drive me nuts, oh and fair warning that thing is HUGE, its like as big as a large smartphone.
     
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    Just get a alienware lol

    I had a Toshiba for years and it worked like a dream i would recommend them.
    And they are usally brillant bang for buck
     
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    I had the 3030TX model and it was a great laptop, this seems to be better in a few ways.

    having worked at dicksmith too (where I bought mine from) if you get a laptop there get them to throw in extras, $999 is a price they can move on but I bet if you pay $999 they can throw in a case and mouse or something along those lines.
     
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    oh wow those look like fun
     
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    I consider that you might wait for AMD quad core Llano laptops, since it has 480 strem processors > HD 5650. The price should be cheaper too I think.
    Battery Life, you will be thanked for.
     
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    I personally own a Sager NP8690 and I have had it for about 6 months.

    The thing is a freaking tank and plays everything I want on it for the most part with max settings.

    Sager has newer models out and after doing tons of research myself, I finally decided on the Sager.

    I used XoticPC to purchase mine. They have very very good customer service and their user forum is excellent source of help.

    www.xoticpc.com
     
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    Thanks Kiddagoat that website has awesome cheap pc's!

    I've basically gotten this pc:

    Sager NP5160

    - 15.6” HD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1366x768) Super Clear Glare Type Screen
    - Standard Dead Pixel Policy
    - - 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2520M, 2.5-3.2GHz, (32nm, 3MB L3 cache)
    - Stock Thermal Compound-
    - nVidia GT 540M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology
    - No Video Adapter
    - ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
    - Standard Finish
    - ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Software
    - ~ 500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
    - No Additional Hard Drive in ODD Bay - When Selecting, Optical Drive is NOT Included
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - No Back Up Software
    - No Floppy Drive
    - Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
    - None Standard--
    - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth
    - No Network Accessory
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - No Carrying Case
    - NO Spare Battery
    - No Car Adapter
    - None Standard*
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No External Keyboard or Mouse
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
    - No Office Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - 3 Year Labor 1 Year Parts, Lifetime Sager Toll Free Tech Support
    - No Xotic PC Gear
    $789 US dollar W/o shipping to Australia which IDK the price of :S

    I have some questions. Rough shipping cost to Australia and if it breaks under warranty, how can I fix it if they are based in America? Is shipping back to repair free? etc etc. If you could answer, I'd appreciate it a lot! :D
     
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    "Do you accept International Orders and how is the warranty handled?
    Xotic PC gladly accepts International Orders. For any International Order (Outside of US/Canada/PR/GU) we require payment via Bank Wire, Check or Money Order. For any Warranty the customer is responsible for shipping both ways to our service center in the US.

    Xotic PC provides International Shipping via UPS and USPS. UPS is our recommended option for International Customers. USPS provides slower transit times and if the package is lost or damaged the USPS claim process can take much more time then UPS. "

    International USPS: $219, UPS: $249
     
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    joseph@xoticpc.com

    I spoke with Joseph Lee during my purchase and research process.

    He is a very knowledgeable and nice man. I know if you look around their forums there have been many people that have done international orders and have not had any issues.

    The company is based out of Lincoln, NE here in the US and they do require all the equipment to be shipped to them for repair.

    As noted by Frick, all international orders have to be shipped to and from at your own cost.

    I would contact Joseph as he may be able to help you out with that. They seem to be pretty flexible. Can't guarantee anything but it is worth a try.
     

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