I bought a new laptop

1. May 31, 2004

Chen

After a lot of thinking and eBaying I finally gave up and ordered a customized laptop directly from HP. I tried to buy one on eBay from a reseller, but no one had the configuration I was after. Specifically, I couldn't find any models with the WSXGA+ screen which is absolutely a must. So here's what I ended up ordering:

HP Pavilion zx5000 series customize notebook
- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.20 GHz w/HT
- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional-only $49!! - 1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB) - 60 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - 54g(TM) Integrated Broadcom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN - 15.4" WVA WSXGA+ (1680x1050) - 64MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) 9600 - Microsoft(R) Works/Money - 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - hpshopping in-box envelope$1,922 after mail-in rebate.

Basically this should be a huge improvement over my current Compaq Evo P4-M 1.6Ghz and 2x256MB... at least I hope so, because that thing is soooo slow.

Yay me.

2. May 31, 2004

I own a Compaq Contura 3/25. Your new system looks to be noticeably faster!

3. May 31, 2004

Pattielli

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4. Jun 3, 2004

Dagenais

It's a very fast laptop...

5. Jun 3, 2004

The_Professional

Those specs are pretty sweet.

My next laptop would definitely weigh around 2-3 pounds with wireless capability and dvd. Nothing fancy schmanzy.

6. Jun 4, 2004

Chen

Portability wasn't really a factor for me, the laptop is stationary most of the time. But if you're into ultraportables, check this out:
http://www.dynamism.com/x505/main.shtml
Just don't drool over your keyboard.

7. Jun 4, 2004

Dagenais

Heh - I usually link people to that site. I was unaware that people aside from myself and a few others knew that site existed.

Desktop replacements are extremely popular these days.

8. Jun 4, 2004

DarkAnt

so are you just rubbing this in or what? I think you should share the laptop with the rest of us =)

9. Jun 5, 2004

Cod

Hope you enjoy your new investment!

10. Jun 5, 2004

Dagenais

So, how many hours do you get off the battery? 2, 3 hours?

11. Jun 8, 2004

Chen

If I cared about battery life I would have gotten a Centrino or a Dothan. But I don't. Anyway, I'm supposed to get something around 4 hours I think? I got the 12 cell battery instead of the 8. But in about year it will probably drop to around 2.5 hours.

It's on its way now:
http://www.fedex.com/cgi-bin/tracki...6&action=track&language=english&cntry_code=us
HP predicted shipment on the 10th but looks like it's going to arrive early. HP++.

12. Jun 8, 2004

Dagenais

It's supposed to be...

Company

+hp

For example:

Shrek

+hp

Chrysler

+hp

Physicsforums

+hp

You

+hp

13. Jun 9, 2004

PrudensOptimus

This thing will overheat soon and die very fast.

14. Jun 11, 2004

Dagenais

Then he can send it back, and HP can send him a new one.