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Am i too demanding?

by mrkonow / November 10, 2005 11:44 AM PST

hello and thanks in advance for your opinion.

i've been shopping at local retail stores for a notebook and i cant find the machine i'd like to own.

theses are the features it must:
15.4 wxga, 100gb, 1gb ram, dvd writer, 802.11, firewire.
i found some models that catch my attention with the above features. now what i would like to have:
bluetooth, card reader, dedicated video card, and if not asking too much, a PVR, to record tv.

i have $1500 to spend. please direct me what is the best shot. thank you.

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here's one
by linkit / November 10, 2005 12:12 PM PST
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Would not recommend
by jmhal / November 10, 2005 12:52 PM PST
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very low battery life, gets very hot

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Do you want quality or?
by Dutchmants / November 11, 2005 4:07 AM PST
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I think you are asking too much. To get a really decent system from a qualtiy vendor configured like you want I would budget almsot twice what you want to spend. Quality upgrades from a quality vendor add up very fast especially in laptops.

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Am i too demanding?
by jcrobso / November 11, 2005 6:15 AM PST
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For a desktop NO, but for a laptop, for $1500,,,,well maybe.
Have you looked at apple?? John

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take a look at
by Qosmio / November 11, 2005 8:07 AM PST
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not too demanding at all
by jmhal / November 12, 2005 10:29 AM PST
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To get what you want I suggest looking at the Toshiba and HP websites. There you can customize the computer to include the things you want. I would recommend looking at the HP dv4000, HP dv6000, and the Toshiba M40. These three have all the features you named except the PVR and are fit your budget. The HP's ,however, only have 4200 RPM 100 GB hard drives and would recommend the 5400RPM 80 GB. Also the HP dv6000 doesn't have the greatest graphics card (ATI xpress 200m 128 dedicated with hypermemory).

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It's the HP zv6000, not dv6000
by lappyhappy / November 12, 2005 11:16 AM PST

I have the HP zv6000 and it is a great computer. I agree that it would be a great system to get except the only problem I have with it is that it does not have the greatest graphics card (ATI Radeon Xpress 200M). It is integrated and a dedicated card always delivers better graphics. It would be way awesome if HP would begin putting in the Geforce 7800 in the HP zv6000's or atleast the ATI x700. Oh well, one can dream. Other than the graphics card, though I think the zv6000 and it's twin the Compaq R4000 gives you the best bang for your buck in a laptop. For $1300 you can get a very good system in the HP zv6000.

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