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I bought a new laptop

  1. May 31, 2004 #1
    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.
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  3. May 31, 2004 #2
    I own a Compaq Contura 3/25. Your new system looks to be noticeably faster!
  4. May 31, 2004 #3
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  5. Jun 3, 2004 #4
    It's a very fast laptop...
  6. Jun 3, 2004 #5
    Those specs are pretty sweet.

    My next laptop would definitely weigh around 2-3 pounds with wireless capability and dvd. Nothing fancy schmanzy.
  7. Jun 4, 2004 #6
    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:
    Just don't drool over your keyboard. :biggrin:
  8. Jun 4, 2004 #7
    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.
  9. Jun 4, 2004 #8
    so are you just rubbing this in or what? I think you should share the laptop with the rest of us =)
  10. Jun 5, 2004 #9


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    Hope you enjoy your new investment!
  11. Jun 5, 2004 #10
    So, how many hours do you get off the battery? 2, 3 hours?
  12. Jun 8, 2004 #11
    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:
    HP predicted shipment on the 10th but looks like it's going to arrive early. HP++. :smile:
  13. Jun 8, 2004 #12
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  14. Jun 9, 2004 #13
    This thing will overheat soon and die very fast.
  15. Jun 11, 2004 #14
    Then he can send it back, and HP can send him a new one.
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