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#1
Hello all,

Hopefully off to university next year so I want to get a laptop before then.

Was wondering if any of you could recommend one. I've got a few ideas and the best one seems to be the HP DV6 1216 for my budget (Around £500/600).

AMD Turion 2.2GHz (Dual core)
ATi 4350 512mb
4GB RAM
320GB Hard-Drive


Not really bothered by hard-drive speed, but I would prefer it to be above 250GB. Want a decent graphics & processor which will run COD4 reasonably well on low / medium settings.

Laptop must be bought from a UK shop. Can't be arsed buying it abroad as its to much hassle.

Thanks,

Wasley
 
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#2
Well I purchased a Dell Studio 15 in August and I am quite happy with it, runs cod4 and bioshock at a solid frame-rate, outdoes the ati2600 in my desktop (outdated I know). Anyway I suggest you check it out. I purchased it for use in University, couldn't be happier, except that when I ordered it I did not realize that the default black colour is glossy (I am not a fan of fingerprints), so I would choose one of the alternate colours even though they cost a bit extra. Mine is configured with a P8700 and a 500gb hd, but my 4570 only has 256mb :( http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-studio-1555?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=lthp
 
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#3
Well - the dell spec I was looking at was £529 (Specs shown above).

Is it worth spending an extra £60 for 4570......
 
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#4
Okay - So whats better......and is it worth spending the extra money.

HP DV6 1216 (£530)

AMD Athlon Turion RM-74 2.2GHz
4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Widescreen / DVDRW + LightScribe
Wireless LAN / Webcam
ATI Radeon HD 4530
Windows Vista Home Premium
Or....

Dell Studio 15 (£595 inc delv)

Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz (P7350)
ATi 512mb 4570
4GB
320GB Hard-drive


So - what im saying is....Is it worth spending the extra money on the graphics card and processor. I will be gaming.
 
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#5
bump
 
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For gaming id definitly say the dell one.
 
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#7
Would I see a huge difference? Would you say its worth the extra money?
 
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#8
In terms of gpus yes this will give you an idea about performance.
 
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Video Card(s) HIS ATi 6850 1GB DDR3
Storage Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache*
Case Antec 900 with mods
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W
Software Windows 7
#9
Bump - Someone else must have a suggestion?