I am shopping for a laptop as well, hoping to get a super deal this holiday season.
I really wanted to get the sony - it's definitely better designed than most other laptops on display at FS and BB. The problem with Sony is that they don't score too well on the specs. $699 is a good deal for a sony, but no web cam, 1G ram, and a relatively small HDD.
Of the 2 HPs, I saw both in the store today. For the same price, I would go for the Future shop version - DV6629CA. You get bluetooth, lightscribe DVD/CD, a very interesting fingerprint reader (which I tried and was sold on). The base specs are amazing, 250G HDD, 2G Ram, and a centrino processor. I saw a post where a user got 5 hours of battery life with the model. It also looks nice, but for sheer looks, you can't beat sony, as a rule I would say. I would suggest you check out the HP at future shop - it's quite impressive. Frankly, at this price this machine is somewhat of a powerhouse (keep in mind though that it doesn't have discreet video memory or card - it is on the motherboard - so if you are looking for great acrobats on the video side, you'll have to go to either Acer with great video cards (but ugly designs) - or pay more for a HP/Sony/Toshiba). You'll notice that if you are willing to settle for an AMD processor, the manufactures will throw in better video and sound due to the savings on the processor.
hi, its boxing day next week here in canada and iam going to buy a laptop on that day. So i need some help. I've picked out a few laptops i like and that are in my budget:
Sony VAIO VGNNR160ES
HP Pavilion DV6648SE
there was another laptop, which bestbuy and futureshop have apparently removed from their site but the specs for that were:
17" screen, 2gb ram,1.5ghz core 2 duo and Nvidia 8600GM'
I've tried building a laptop on dell, but when i choose the same specifications as some of the laptops here, it gives me a way higher price so thats why im thinking of staying away from dell, and also i can probably get a much better deal in store on boxing day, compared to ordering online at regular price from dell.
so out of these four laptops, which one would be the best? Iam a high school studentand im paying for this laptop myself so it has to be around or under 1k. For me performance and look is what matters, i dont care about the size..i only care about the processor, ram and the graphics card. I wont do much gaming on this, but i want the laptop to be able to atleast run games like warcraft easily. I do most of my gaming on my ps3 anyways. Also is the Nvidia 8600GM a good graphics card? the last option( on the list above) looks the most appealing to me specially with that graphics card. Also, one more thing...bestbuy in canada has now started matching US prices, so if you guys have any laptops $1k or below feel free to give me a link, and if bestbuy sells that laptop i could get a price match if the prices arent the same. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.