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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by takamine, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. takamine New Member

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    I have two laptops and I may need to sell one:

    Thinkpad T61p
    2.0Ghz Intel Core Duo Processor
    128MB nVidia Quadro 570m
    1 GB RAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    DVD Writer
    14.1" 1400x1050 screen
    Win XP Pro

    or

    HP dv7-3065dx
    2.4GHz AMD Turion II Processor
    ATI Radeon HD 4200
    4GB RAM
    500GB Hard Drive
    DVD Writer/Blu-ray player
    17.3" 1600x900
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Of course the latter is a much newer model. I believe I bought the Thinkpad more than 2 years ago. But I swear the Thinkpad plays streaming video better (from Hulu) and I paid a lot more for the Thinkpad initially.

    The HP has some features the Thinkpad doesn't have such as eSATA out, HDMI out (Thinkpad has only analog VGA out), and the ability to play Blu-ray discs. But the Thinkpad seems to run a bit faster and I hear they're more reliable machines.

    I don't tote a laptop with me often. Usually I just have it sitting here at my desk, hooked up to my Dell 22" LCD and external keyboard & mouse.

    I'm thinking the HP might be easier to sell because it's newer and, well, people go for numbers more than anything (2.4 > 2.0, 4GB > 1GB, 500GB > 80GB, etc)

    Thoughts? Comments? Insults? Thanks.
  2. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    I would say the HP hands down, but if you need to think about it then :wtf:
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    Sell the HP, you would be able to get more money for it and Thinkpads are awesome (I currently have 3 :rolleyes:)
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    Keep the HP, it's much higher spec.

    Any stuttering issues are likely to be drivers. Try updating to the latest chipsent and video drivers, if possible.
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    Upgrade the Thinkpad's memory with the money from selling the HP. I have a friend whose thinkpad is about 9 years old and still running fine, while my HP died after only a year and a bit.
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    I think if the thinkpad meets all of your needs, that keep it and sell the HP. No need to keep something that's overkill.

    Specs aside, I think the thinkpad is the better built model. We use them at our school and they're fantastic. I can't speak on the build quality of the HP, but I would speculate that the Thinkpad is far superior.

    Taking specs into consideration, I would still sell the HP because you would get more cash for it. The loss in performance is negligible. Especially for laptop-type stuff such as email, firefox, music, etc. And 1GB is enough for those types of things. 2GB would be nice, but not really necessary imo.
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    I was thinking about the HDD lol.
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    Keep the Thinkpad, sell the HP, buy more ram for Thinkpad and profit.

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