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Cyclone
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-l...ion-dm4-2015dx/
fiber optic
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.
Brianwang
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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Diesel
i'm sorry but i3 = fail
Razor
QUOTE(Diesel @ Jul 11 2011, 04:30 PM) *
i'm sorry but i3 = fail


What you got?
Diesel
Sony Vaio F115FM/B with Core i7, 8GB RAM, nvidia card, and 128GB SSD

i lovesss mine.

Cyclone
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
Diesel
I Paid $850 not including the SSD
Ephdethulias
QUOTE(Cyclone @ Jul 12 2011, 03:28 AM) *
Sony laptops, for if you feel MacBooks just don't cost enough tongue.gif

+1
moe
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.
Diesel
i've had Dell's and HP's and Samsungs.. and my Sony feels like it's built wayyy better.
moe
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.
Cyclone
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.
Bjorn
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.
moe
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.
dukenukem
I have a mac.

Suggest me a good desktop replacement laptop that is still 15" or so.
Cyclone
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?
dukenukem
Less than $800
Razor
HP-related insane whoring in T-14h.
moe
^ I believe you're talking about the only products from HP I've ever wanted...
Razor
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.
dukenukem
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...Y/ENVY14_series
Razor
QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jul 13 2011, 08:40 PM) *


lol, no.

It's this:

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


Bjorn
Unless that's a black Apple BT keyboard, it's a complete knockoff.
Razor
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
Bjorn
Every review of the Touch Pad I have read say that it's behind the original iPad, let alone the iPad2.
Razor
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?
shandyman5
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?
Razor
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.
dukenukem
Less iPad bullshit more suggesting me new laptops.
Bjorn
MacBook Air.

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


Not Apple.
shandyman5
Apple.
Razor
Apple if from now on you're okay with having an iPad with a permanently attached keyboard.
dukenukem
Fuck apple. I have one and that's about all I will ever buy.
Cyclone
Apple if you like paying $400 more for a laptop that is way underpowered compared to PC's in that price range.
b0mb3r
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.

dukenukem
What is the general review of the Asus N53SV?
b0mb3r
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.
DB9
What are the specs on that thing?
harrypotter7
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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