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Laptop purchasing help

I know alot about computers, thats why when it comes to desktop computers i build my own.
Ive never purchased a computer from a manufacturer, and i dont know alot about laptops.

I want a laptop for portability issues, but i want it to be able to play games at the same time. I dont know alot about laptops and especially on what manufacturers produce good quality laptops. I was looking into getting a hp pavilion dv6045nr

I was just wondering what peoples opinions/experiences have been with hp and any other suggestions i can get on what kind of laptop to buy for around the $1500 price range.

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if you want a portable (under 4 lb) laptop for gaming i would recommend a Dell XPS M1210. it has a small screen but is pretty powerful. if you dont mind a 5 or 6 lb laptop, tell me and ill give more suggestions

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if you want a portable (under 4 lb) laptop for gaming i would recommend a Dell XPS M1210 (starting at 1200). it has a small screen but is pretty powerful. if you dont mind a 5 or 6 lb laptop, tell me and ill give more suggestions

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well i wasnt referring to the xps m1710 which is 2500$
the xps m1210 would be around the same price as the one you just showed me. im not exactly sure whether amd or intel is better but i was under the impression that intel duo core was more powerful. you can read cnets reveiws on both processors i think. as for which video card manufacturer is better, that is one of the questions i have myself. there is a forum discussing it but there havent been many posts. probably they are very similar video cards and i think i prefer the nvidia but thats not really based on anything except that i have an nvidia in my dimension 8400 desktop. You can start another thread and maybe someone who knows the answer will reply

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HP DV6045NR Bad Experience

I bought the HP DV6045NR from a store here in Michigan five days ago. The unit would not power up most mornings with AC or with battery. You have to unplug, remove battery, wait a few minutes, plug in power - after a couple of times, it starts. When it works, it is ok. Great processor - the dual core AMD is fine for all the graphics. So-so display.

But what use if the computer doesn't start? Took it to Best Buy to exchange. But they did not want to do that unless I paid a '15% restocking fee'! After debating them, left the unit with them so that they can 'see what is wrong'. May be worth this extra 15% to get rid of the unit and go to some other store.

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