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HP dv4000 vs Dell Inspiron 6000 (or other similar notebook)

by imdashep / May 30, 2005 4:19 PM PDT

Thanks for any responses. I am debating between these two notebooks, although I am leaning towards dv4000. Anyone have comments? Both appear highly ranked, some important things that if someone could address id appreciate it

-Ease of ram upgrade. Looking to get min ram initially, then upgrading at store because both cost a ton to upgrade.

-Which is better: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG & Bluetooth(TM)or 54g(TM) Integ. Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth?

-When thinking about which is better, weight, battery life, and ability to do games is important. Not like half life, but I wanna play new star wars RTS game, so that would be nice. Thanks for any input

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any help would be appreciated
by imdashep / May 31, 2005 4:20 AM PDT


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Graphics Concerns
by imdashep / May 31, 2005 9:11 AM PDT

Is the integrated graphics that much of a pain?

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right choice

go with the hpdv4030us

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preconfigure online?
by imdashep / May 31, 2005 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: right choice

XP Pro
Pent M 1.73
15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
100 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
LightScribe 8x DVD+/-RW & CD-RW Combo Drive
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG & Bluetooth(TM)
2 12 Cell lithium batts
HP extended service plans 3-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Express Repair extended service plan
PSC 1610 All-in-One bundle

for just over 1800. do you figure the graphics card kills me? also is that warranty really needed? adds like 370 to price, kinda insane.

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Order the Dell
by srathbone / May 31, 2005 2:39 PM PDT
In reply to: preconfigure online?

I was in same situation you're in until I discussed the Dell coupons. I was leaning toward the DV4000 but was concerned about the integrated graphics and I didn't like the integrated mouse buttons. I got a similarly configured i6000 for $1023 after using a $750 coupon.

I got 512mb and a separate 128mb ATI x300 video. Also went with a smaller but faster hard drive (60gb @ 5400 instead of HP's 4200rpm)

If you're interested go to for coupon info.

Good luck

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man thats a good deal
by imdashep / June 1, 2005 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Order the Dell

any one else know of crazy coupons like that

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dell 750
by imdashep / June 2, 2005 4:12 AM PDT
In reply to: man thats a good deal

seems like that is the way to go

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