• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Which should I keep?

takamine

New Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2009
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#1
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.
 

[Ion]

WCG Team Assistant
Joined
Sep 15, 2009
Messages
13,391 (4.45/day)
Likes
14,251
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
System Name Niedersachsen / Ribe / Minsk
Processor i3 3240 / i7-3520M / 4x Opteron 6376 @ 2.86GHz
Motherboard BIOSTAR H61M / HP Q77 / Supermicro H8QG7
Cooling Stock / Stock / 4x 1U G34
Memory 1x8GB / 2x4GB / 4x4GB
Video Card(s) GTX260 / Intel HD 4000 / nVidia GT310
Storage 80GB Intel SSD / 256GB Intel SSD / 2x 60GB SSD (RAID1)
Display(s) Dell 3007 + HP 2245w / 12.1" 1366x768 / None
Case Antec NSK3480 / HP / Supermicro 1U
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Enermax 500W / HP 130W / Supermicro Gold 1400W
Keyboard IBM Model M
Software Windows 7 (Niedersachsen/Ribe) / Linux Mint 17.2 (Minsk)
#3
Sell the HP, you would be able to get more money for it and Thinkpads are awesome (I currently have 3 :rolleyes:)
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,548 (3.98/day)
Likes
8,052
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#4
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.
 

Fourstaff

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
9,376 (3.19/day)
Likes
2,100
Location
Home
System Name Asus K50-X5DAB \\ Orange!
Processor Athlon QL-65 2.2Ghz \\ 3570K
Motherboard Laptop \\ ASRock z77 Extreme4
Cooling Laptop \\ H100i
Memory 1x1GB + 1X2GB \\ 2x4Gb 1600Mhz CL9 Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) Mobility Radeon HD4570 512mb \\ Zotac 660Ti OC 2Gb
Storage 250Gb \\ Samsung 840 250Gb + Toshiba DT01ACA300 3Tb
Display(s) 15.6" 1366x768 \\ LG 22EA53VQ
Case Laptop Chassis \\ NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange
Power Supply Power Brick \\ Corsair CXM500w
#5
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.
 
Joined
May 16, 2008
Messages
1,258 (0.36/day)
Likes
221
Location
North Carolina
#6
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.
 

Fourstaff

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
9,376 (3.19/day)
Likes
2,100
Location
Home
System Name Asus K50-X5DAB \\ Orange!
Processor Athlon QL-65 2.2Ghz \\ 3570K
Motherboard Laptop \\ ASRock z77 Extreme4
Cooling Laptop \\ H100i
Memory 1x1GB + 1X2GB \\ 2x4Gb 1600Mhz CL9 Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) Mobility Radeon HD4570 512mb \\ Zotac 660Ti OC 2Gb
Storage 250Gb \\ Samsung 840 250Gb + Toshiba DT01ACA300 3Tb
Display(s) 15.6" 1366x768 \\ LG 22EA53VQ
Case Laptop Chassis \\ NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange
Power Supply Power Brick \\ Corsair CXM500w
#7
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.
I was thinking about the HDD lol.
 

PVTCaboose1337

Graphical Hacker
Joined
Feb 1, 2006
Messages
9,501 (2.19/day)
Likes
1,097
Location
Dallas, Texas
System Name Whim
Processor Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.4ghz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Memory 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 2gb
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256gb, WD 2TB Black
Display(s) Shimian QH270 (1440p), Asus VE228 (1080p)
Case Cooler Master 430 Elite
Audio Device(s) Onboard > PA2V2 Amp > Senn 595's
Power Supply Corsair 750w
Software Windows 8.1 (Tweaked)
#8
Keep the Thinkpad, sell the HP, buy more ram for Thinkpad and profit.