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    Laptop help

    I am not the most tech savvy guy and was looking for a new laptop.

    I would appreciate some opinions on these 2.. Thanks.


    Newegg.com - Recertified: HP Pavilion dv6-6124ca Refurbished Notebook AMD A-Series A8-3530MX(1.9GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi

    Newegg.com - Recertified: HP Pavilion dv6-6140us Refurbished Notebook AMD A-Series A8-3500M(1.5GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 640GB HDD 5400rpm BD Combo AMD Radeon HD 6620G

    The first has a better processor (but Im not sure how much better) and the second has a blue ray player which I currently do not have..............



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    Re: Laptop help

    Just my opinion but I don't know that I'd be buying a re-certified laptop for that price. I have no problem with re-certified laptops but at some point it just doesn't make a lot of sense.

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    Re: Laptop help

    Also, for similar price I'd prefer the Intel i5.



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    Re: Laptop help

    This seems like a god price on a good laptop if this is the amount of money you want to spend.

    Lenovo G570 Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Sandy Bridge 15.6in Laptop (8GB/750GB) $599

    15.6" 1366x768 LED; Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Dual-Core Sandy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 750GB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth; Windows 7 Home Premium; HDMI; 6-cell battery; 1yr warranty

    $599



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    Re: Laptop help

    I would second dmclone's suggestion, and I wouldn't worry about the Blu-Ray drive. Having a Blu-Ray drive in your laptop isn't all that special. I can't think of any software that is distributed on that format, and you're not going to notice much of a difference watching a Blu-Ray on that laptop vs. a DVD because of a combination of the small screen size, and its 720p resolution.

    If you want a Blu-Ray player to hook up to your TV, I would recommend getting a stand-alone player. They're reasonably cheap now (<$100). Trying to use your laptop as a Blu-Ray player kind of sucks. For one, even with HDMI cables I find it mildly annoying to hook up/disconnect my computer from my TV to watch Blu-Rays. Two, the Blu-Ray software that ships with laptops tends to be poor. For example, the software that was bundled with my Sony Vaio is updated infrequently, so I often would be unable to watch the newest releases on my laptop.



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    Re: Laptop help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    This seems like a god price on a good laptop if this is the amount of money you want to spend.

    Lenovo G570 Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Sandy Bridge 15.6in Laptop (8GB/750GB) $599

    15.6" 1366x768 LED; Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Dual-Core Sandy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 750GB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth; Windows 7 Home Premium; HDMI; 6-cell battery; 1yr warranty

    $599
    Thanks I will look into that one, I was just looking at those because I had heard good things about the A8 processor being good for the price.

    I plan on getting MLBtv so I want to be sure the picture on my HDtv while streaming thourgh my computer is as good as possible.



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    Re: Laptop help

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Thanks I will look into that one, I was just looking at those because I had heard good things about the A8 processor being good for the price.

    I plan on getting MLBtv so I want to be sure the picture on my HDtv while streaming thourgh my computer is as good as possible.
    for MLB.tv i've used both Roku and AppleTV both work really well and around $100


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCato View Post
    for MLB.tv i've used both Roku and AppleTV both work really well and around $100

    Hmm sounds interesting, I was just planning on going with an HDMI cable to my computer. Does MLB network come in 1080p otherwise there is a $50 Roku for 720p.

    Thanks for the advice



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    i'm not sure. i can't find anywhere on their website where it gives a maximum resolution. however if you live anywhere near the Chicago television market you'll be blacked out of the White Sox games on MLB.tv. in Iowa i can't watch the Braves when they play any one of the 6 teams in neighboring states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCato View Post
    i'm not sure. i can't find anywhere on their website where it gives a maximum resolution. however if you live anywhere near the Chicago television market you'll be blacked out of the White Sox games on MLB.tv. in Iowa i can't watch the Braves when they play any one of the 6 teams in neighboring states.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...kout_Areas.png
    Yea, im from Eastern Iowa and there blackout map is awful. Thankfully, I live in KC now and only the royals are blacked out and I get those games on tv anyways.

    The roku sounds like an interesting idea though. Not sure which quality to get.



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    Re: Laptop help

    Bump for anymore reasonably priced laptop advice



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    Re: Laptop help

    My 4.5 year old laptop ending up breaking about 2 weeks ago when I was on vacation. I was in a rush to buy one, so I found this one at Best Buy. I usually don't buy laptops there, but this one was hard to pass up.

    It's a Lenovo V570. 2.4 Ghz Intel Core i5 Processor, 6 GB of RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, webcam (the webcam as usual sucks), fingerprint reader, 15.6 inch screen, DVD RW drive, digital media card slot, 4 USB slots (no USB 3.0), etc. Even has a WiMax card on it with the regular wireless and ethernet jack.

    $579. The reviews from PC Magazine list it as "Very Good" as well, and I believe CNet gave it that rating as well.

    Lenovo - IdeaPad Laptop / Intel&#174; Core™ i5 Processor / 15.6" Display / 6GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive - Silver Gray - V570-1066AJU

    Had it for about 2 weeks and it is great. Really fast, and my boot up time average is probably 40 seconds, but has been as low as 30 seconds. Absolutely no complaints from me so far with this thing. Can't believe it was that price.


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    Re: Laptop help

    I bought a Dell Inspiran 14z last fall. I got the $699 computer for $599 with free shipping. I really like it. It's thin, but more sturdy than my old Dell. Love the 'chicklet' style keyboard.

    And they didn't charge me for it for a month. If I hadn't brought it to their attention, I might not have been charged.



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