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My new laptop... Big and badass... (No its not a Dell)

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by ScrapinSi, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    So my 3ghz G40 wasn't cutting it anymore. My work now requires alot of remote desktop & VNC work, onto PC's that are at 1280x1024... And when you are tunneling connections, and your laptop only goes up to 1024x768... It starts sucking QUICK...

    So I told I.T. I needed something with Power like my G40, but higher resolution...

    This is what they gave me...
    HP Compaq NX9600
    P4 HT 3.6Ghz
    1GB DDR SDRAM
    100GB Hard Drive
    ATi Radeon Mobility x600 Video w/ 64MB RAM
    DVD/RW
    GigaBit Ethernet/802.11b/g/Bluetooth (I think)/56k Modem
    Built in 6 in 1 Media Card Reader
    FULL SIZE KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD!! (Ever seen that in a laptop?)
    4 USB Ports / 1 Firewire Port
    HP USB Digital Drive
    17" Widescreen with Glass Front running at 1650x1050 resolution...:cool:

    Big enough for ya?
    [​IMG]

    Next to a Yuengling for size reference...
    [​IMG]

    The only downfalls... 90 minute battery lifespan (2nd Battery On Order), and just shy of 10lbs not including power supply...
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    werd. very similar to mine. i run 1440x960 though (odd size, i know). But I hear ya on the vnc to larger desktops. sucks ass... lol
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Yeah... Imagine VPN'ing from my 1024x768 laptop to a remote network... Then Remote Desktop into 1 PC running at 1280x1024... Then VNC from that PC to a 2nd PC thats on the internal network that is also running on 1280x1024... SUCKS...

    WTF is dameware?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    a much better VNC program.
     
  6. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Nice, I just got the HP DZ8000, it has the 17" widescreen too :)
     
  7. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    Not bad :) more video memory though! and i dont like the desktop processor in it. Thats why your battery life blows. Solid compuer though to say the least. And my dell isnt bad...

    2.2 ghz Pentium M
    2 GB of ram
    120 GB 7200 Hd
    256 mb nvidia GPU with 420 mhz
    Running 1900 res

    Does your keyboard have a backlight? I want one of those.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    my aspire notebook makes most alienware computers shudder with its processing power and 512mb pci-e ati card :D
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    but its still an acer. :D

    And I've never liked AlienWare either.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    and will outpower your fat laptop.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    specs and price of your Perspire?
     
  12. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    $1299
    1.87 intel duo
    1gb ddr2
    15.4 xga trubrite screen
    100gb hdd
    dvd superdrive, + AND - R /DL
    802b+g wifi
    gigabit lan
    bluetooth
    512mb ati radeon pci-e video
    4 usb ports
    d-sub and dvi
    firewire
    svideo
    cardreader slots
     
  13. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    My computer is better than yours... flossing the edick ehh?

    2.2 ghz pentium M (you got me there)
    2 GB ddr2 (got yah)
    17 inch truelife lcd (+2 for me)
    120 GB 7200 hardrive (shall i say +3)
    Dual layer dvd-r/rw (ehh who knows)
    Wifi intel pro a/b/g
    1 gb lan
    i am bluetooth ready :)
    6 - usb (me again)
    dvi/firewire/svideo/cardreader all included
    Nvidia 6800 ulrta 256 GPU with a oc'd 420 mhz (you)

    in the end Joe +4 - Chris +3
    Also in he end that Dell cost me ~1200
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    mine was free. +100000

    i also have a small-dock. i opted for the smaller HDD so i could get rid of some of my stuff lol. still got too much. this 100gb is almost full plus my external 250gb is 3/4 full :)
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Mine was technically free (work)... But is $1029... And has a 17" Widescreen... Not a 15"... So basically your laptop is similar spec to mine, with smaller screen, slower processor, and a DVI Port... For almost $300 more. :D

    Check & Mate.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    hardly slow my friend. dualcore > you.
     
  17. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I like the keyboard. I've seen it before but they are few and far between.

    Personally I would have gone with something that had an AMD processor in it. Otherwise it's hot stuff. Enjoy the new machine!
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Good luck finding a balls out processing power AMD Laptop.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Try using a real OS that takes advantage of that 64 bit goodness and you'll see real fast where the power of an AMD processor is.

    No use in having a V12 if you only use half the cylinders.
     
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