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Posted by: Cyclone Jul 10 2011, 10:47 AM

I was going to post this in E&T but I notice no one ever reads it. My new laptop, the HP Pavilion dm4-2015dx. Picked it up yesterday at Best Buy. i3-2310m, 4gb DDR3, 640gb hd. Crazy good battery life, I'm loving this thing. It's a strange brown color and attracts finger prints like a Korean ladyboy attracts American tourist.






Wrote a review for it on my site http://www.cyclonesworld.net/2011/07/new-laptop-the-hp-pavilion-dm4-2015dx/

Posted by: fiber optic Jul 10 2011, 04:26 PM

Nice. I was going to surprise my wife with a new laptop for her birthday but she ended up getting a Motorola Xoom instead. blush.gif The new HPs were at the top of my list too.

Posted by: Brianwang Jul 11 2011, 06:56 AM

Can sombody tell me when the quality of HPs made in China can be as good as that in the US, especially the battery!!!
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Posted by: Diesel Jul 11 2011, 12:30 PM

i'm sorry but i3 = fail

Posted by: Razor Jul 11 2011, 01:55 PM

QUOTE(Diesel @ Jul 11 2011, 04:30 PM) *
i'm sorry but i3 = fail


What you got?

Posted by: Diesel Jul 11 2011, 06:58 PM

Sony Vaio F115FM/B with Core i7, 8GB RAM, nvidia card, and 128GB SSD

i lovesss mine.


Posted by: Cyclone Jul 11 2011, 07:28 PM

QUOTE(Diesel @ Jul 11 2011, 10:58 PM) *
Sony Vaio F115FM/B with Core i7, 8GB RAM, nvidia card, and 128GB SSD

i lovesss mine.



Sony laptops, for if you feel MacBooks just don't cost enough tongue.gif

Posted by: Diesel Jul 11 2011, 08:46 PM

I Paid $850 not including the SSD

Posted by: Ephdethulias Jul 11 2011, 10:44 PM

QUOTE(Cyclone @ Jul 12 2011, 03:28 AM) *
Sony laptops, for if you feel MacBooks just don't cost enough tongue.gif

+1

Posted by: moe Jul 12 2011, 01:40 AM

I know there's nothing wrong with HPs, but I just have this aversion to the brand. I see an HP, and think "Well that looks great," and then half a second later I'm like, "Ewww, it's an HP." Congrats on the purchase though. I love the color.

Posted by: Diesel Jul 12 2011, 01:42 AM

i've had Dell's and HP's and Samsungs.. and my Sony feels like it's built wayyy better.

Posted by: moe Jul 12 2011, 04:18 AM

Two-years ago I went and bought the cheapest laptop I could find. It was a Lenovo G550, with what felt like flimsy black, plastic casing. Most durable laptop I've ever had. I liked it so much, that when my g/f wanted to replace her laptop we basically got her an updated version of the same.

Posted by: Cyclone Jul 12 2011, 05:36 AM

QUOTE(Diesel @ Jul 12 2011, 12:46 AM) *
I Paid $850 not including the SSD


My budget was $600. Anything i5 at that price had the build quality of a Leapfrog computer.

Also, I'd never buy a Sony laptop considering how many I saw fail at my last job. We had 10, every single one of them fucked up catastrophically at some point. Basically what I'm saying, don't nismo my thread tongue.gif


QUOTE(moe @ Jul 12 2011, 05:40 AM) *
I know there's nothing wrong with HPs, but I just have this aversion to the brand. I see an HP, and think "Well that looks great," and then half a second later I'm like, "Ewww, it's an HP." Congrats on the purchase though. I love the color.


I was the same about HP for awhile but I had a few business class laptops over the years and a Pavilion dv6 and they were all pretty nice. I spent awhile thinking about if I wanted to buy this one or not and ultimately I did. The size, look, feel and battery life was a huge deciding factor.

Posted by: Bjorn Jul 12 2011, 07:34 AM

For PCs I've had a Compaq, a Toshiba and another Compaq. The Compaqs have been flawless . . . the Toshiba was a PoS that started breaking the day I brought it home.

Posted by: moe Jul 12 2011, 09:18 AM

I had a series of Dells and a Compaq (pre-HP takeover) which were all flawless. I bought a business line HP, that had a hard drive failure three times in three months, and I wrote the brand off.

Posted by: dukenukem Jul 12 2011, 01:03 PM

I have a mac.

Suggest me a good desktop replacement laptop that is still 15" or so.

Posted by: Cyclone Jul 12 2011, 03:33 PM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jul 12 2011, 05:03 PM) *
I have a mac.

Suggest me a good desktop replacement laptop that is still 15" or so.


Whats your budget?

Posted by: dukenukem Jul 12 2011, 09:12 PM

Less than $800

Posted by: Razor Jul 13 2011, 02:52 AM

HP-related insane whoring in T-14h.

Posted by: moe Jul 13 2011, 03:03 AM

^ I believe you're talking about the only products from HP I've ever wanted...

Posted by: Razor Jul 13 2011, 04:14 AM

QUOTE(moe @ Jul 13 2011, 07:03 AM) *
^ I believe you're talking about the only products from HP I've ever wanted...


I already have the big chalupa, I'm just waiting for all the condiments. Pics in their own thread this afternoon.

Posted by: dukenukem Jul 13 2011, 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Razor @ Jul 13 2011, 05:52 AM) *
HP-related insane whoring in T-14h.


Are you talking about this?

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=ENVY&series_name=ENVY14_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/ENVY/ENVY14_series

Posted by: Razor Jul 13 2011, 08:29 PM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jul 13 2011, 08:40 PM) *
Are you talking about this?

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=ENVY&series_name=ENVY14_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/ENVY/ENVY14_series


lol, no.

It's this:

HP TouchPad, 32 GB Wifi
TouchPad Folio Case
Bluetooth Keyboard
Touchstone Charging Dock



Posted by: Bjorn Jul 13 2011, 08:42 PM

Unless that's a black Apple BT keyboard, it's a complete knockoff.

Posted by: Razor Jul 13 2011, 08:45 PM

QUOTE(Bjorn @ Jul 14 2011, 12:42 AM) *
Unless that's a black Apple BT keyboard, it's a complete knockoff.


That goes with a tablet that isn't meant for old people and mindless sheep. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Bjorn Jul 14 2011, 07:28 AM

Every review of the Touch Pad I have read say that it's behind the original iPad, let alone the iPad2.

Posted by: Razor Jul 14 2011, 07:44 AM

QUOTE(Bjorn @ Jul 14 2011, 11:28 AM) *
Every review of the Touch Pad I have read say that it's behind the original iPad, let alone the iPad2.


It will never be as popular as the iPad, that's a given; consumers are too simple. The iPad is well-built, well-designed, and well-marketed, but it's ultimately boring and lacking features for people who already have a laptop and want more than a big iPod Touch. For HP, it has to be about capturing the power user market... people like me, who aren't pleased by numbers ("our App Store is THIS big, unlike my dick", specs, etc), but instead by software and hardware innovation. REAL multitasking, inductive charging, the best PIM management system on any mobile platform, etc... not to mention a homebrew community that would make Steve Jobs want to gut himself with a rusty meathook if it were on iOS.

Why do I like webOS? Because it's like what Apple was and represented before Steve Jobs one morning woke up and decided to steer the company into insane and utter douchbaggery coupled with putting the needs of the lazy and ignorant ahead of those who SAVED that company in the 90s and early 00s. I've been an Apple customer since my first computer, and Apple can't even have the decency to allow people like me to modify the phones that THEY BOUGHT AND OWN? The fucking shame. It's like a kick in the balls. I'm sorry I ever supported any part of their platform; I wouldn't have if I had known it was going to end like this.

And this is just the tip of the goddamn iceberg. I have a shitload more that I could rant about Apple, but it's pointless; sorta like explaining evolution to Evangelical Christians from the South.

EDIT: And regarding the TouchPad, I hope the reviewers stay true to their word and re-evaluate after the first OTA-update comes out (the 18th, estimated). After all, they've done that for other tablets and phones, but a lot of these lower-grade tech sites think it's "trendy" to bash tablets that aren't the iPad. Their write-ups often had as many factual errors as negative opinions... great credibility, huh?

Posted by: shandyman5 Jul 14 2011, 08:12 AM

QUOTE(Razor @ Jul 14 2011, 11:44 AM) *
It will never be as popular as the iPad, that's a given; consumers are too simple. The iPad is well-built, well-designed, and well-marketed, but it's ultimately boring and lacking features for people who already have a laptop and want more than a big iPod Touch. For HP, it has to be about capturing the power user market... people like me, who aren't pleased by numbers ("our App Store is THIS big, unlike my dick", specs, etc), but instead by software and hardware innovation. REAL multitasking, inductive charging, the best PIM management system on any mobile platform, etc... not to mention a homebrew community that would make Steve Jobs want to gut himself with a rusty meathook if it were on iOS.

Why do I like webOS? Because it's like what Apple was and represented before Steve Jobs one morning woke up and decided to steer the company into insane and utter douchbaggery coupled with putting the needs of the lazy and ignorant ahead of those who SAVED that company in the 90s and early 00s. I've been an Apple customer since my first computer, and Apple can't even have the decency to allow people like me to modify the phones that THEY BOUGHT AND OWN? The fucking shame. It's like a kick in the balls. I'm sorry I ever supported any part of their platform; I wouldn't have if I had known it was going to end like this.

And this is just the tip of the goddamn iceberg. I have a shitload more that I could rant about Apple, but it's pointless; sorta like explaining evolution to Evangelical Christians from the South.

EDIT: And regarding the TouchPad, I hope the reviewers stay true to their word and re-evaluate after the first OTA-update comes out (the 18th, estimated). After all, they've done that for other tablets and phones, but a lot of these lower-grade tech sites think it's "trendy" to bash tablets that aren't the iPad. Their write-ups often had as many factual errors as negative opinions... great credibility, huh?


Obsessive HP rant over yet?

Posted by: Razor Jul 14 2011, 08:16 AM

QUOTE(shandyman5 @ Jul 14 2011, 12:12 PM) *
Obsessive HP rant over yet?


Not at all obsessed with HP. I'm not obsessed with liking any company, but it's come to me being obsessed with hatred for Apple's bullshit.

Posted by: dukenukem Jul 14 2011, 08:21 AM

Less iPad bullshit more suggesting me new laptops.

Posted by: Bjorn Jul 14 2011, 08:30 AM

MacBook Air.

Nuf said wink.gif

Posted by: Razor Jul 14 2011, 09:12 AM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jul 14 2011, 12:21 PM) *
Less iPad bullshit more suggesting me new laptops.


Not Apple.

Posted by: shandyman5 Jul 14 2011, 09:16 AM

Apple.

Posted by: Razor Jul 14 2011, 10:09 AM

Apple if from now on you're okay with having an iPad with a permanently attached keyboard.

Posted by: dukenukem Jul 14 2011, 01:13 PM

Fuck apple. I have one and that's about all I will ever buy.

Posted by: Cyclone Jul 14 2011, 01:50 PM

Apple if you like paying $400 more for a laptop that is way underpowered compared to PC's in that price range.

Posted by: b0mb3r Jul 18 2011, 07:33 AM

so you like your DM4? I am looking to buy a laptop primarily for school work. I was looking at IBM Thinpad T420s but its about 1200; the thinkpad E420S seems like a good deal but the screen is average and battery is non-removable.


Posted by: dukenukem Jul 19 2011, 01:14 PM

What is the general review of the Asus N53SV?

Posted by: b0mb3r Aug 21 2011, 11:00 AM

Don't know if anyone cares, but I ended up with a Lenovo Thinkpad T520. One of the biggest selling points was the fhd screen (1080p resolution). It was not cheap but that screen is worth every penny.

Posted by: DB9 Aug 21 2011, 03:39 PM

What are the specs on that thing?

Posted by: harrypotter7 Aug 21 2015, 08:04 PM

I have Apple Laptop, which is only and only my Trusted Brand in Laptops.Considered the Best for Almost 5 Years now, Apple has Proven to be the Best for Laptop Users because of its High Quality & Gold Class Standard.


I Bought is before 3 Months from my Friends Father Showroom. It has Intel Core I5 ( 4th Generation ) Processor and Screen Size is 13.3 Inches. Its has 256 GB Hard Disk and Intel HD Graphics 5000. Its RAM is 4 GB DDR3 and Clock Speed is 1.3 GHZ Clock Speed. Its Expendable RAM is upto 4 GB and it has OS X Mountain Lion.

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