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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2011, 04:24:22 PM »
Are HP's really that unreliable?

Just ignore me, I don't forget easily.

Somebody please show Gert where the on-button is on his HP... ;D

I know where it is, it still doesn't work :P
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2011, 07:47:46 AM »

Are HP's really that unreliable?



Not in my experience no, and mine gets heavily used (on average 10hrs a day continuous)

However HP have 2 "types' of laptops, those intended for domestic use (you know, the odd email, Facebook, porn etc) and then the models intended for business use (the Probook and Elitebook series), these are the ones you want to go for.
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2011, 07:51:49 AM »

2.  HP 4530s XX983EA Core i3 2310M 2 MB RAM, 320GB 7200 rpm HDD, Windows 7 64 bit


I have the Probook 4520s albeit with 8gb RAM and Win7 Enterprise - It flies ;D and not a second's hassle (not even 1 blue screen :D)

and the HDMI proves more useful than Firewire.
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2011, 08:41:06 PM »
Between your two options I would definitely go for the HP 4530s. The newer one's look much more solid than the version I have (HP 4710s). The CPU on that Dell is bit old school now...

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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2011, 05:25:48 PM »
Between your two options I would definitely go for the HP 4530s. The newer one's look much more solid than the version I have (HP 4710s). The CPU on that Dell is bit old school now...
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2011, 07:09:05 PM »
Report back here when it breaks :D

Hehe :evil:
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2011, 07:23:49 PM »
Hey crankshaft I have a 2007 Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 with 256 meg graphics and the HK sound which is still going strong.They were really awesome laptops back then.
You have some good choices in your price range however make sure the laptop can handle your current and possible future requirements.Its a lot easier to spend that extra 1k now than trying to upgrade the laptop later.You are basically limited to adding more RAM and a larger hard drive.
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2011, 09:43:36 PM »
Hehe :evil:

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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2011, 10:11:51 AM »
Hey crankshaft I have a 2007 Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 with 256 meg graphics and the HK sound which is still going strong.They were really awesome laptops back then.
You have some good choices in your price range however make sure the laptop can handle your current and possible future requirements.Its a lot easier to spend that extra 1k now than trying to upgrade the laptop later.You are basically limited to adding more RAM and a larger hard drive.

Agreed, I really miss my old Tosh.  I saw new Toshiba A660 17M for R5999.  Seems awesome for the price:  i5, 4MB ram 500HDD, Nvidea 1MB graphics, HK speakers, etc, etc.

The one thing I don't want again, is a glossy screen.  Is there a good aftermarket film that one can stick over the screen?

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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2011, 10:24:37 AM »
  Is there a good aftermarket film that one can stick over the screen?

P1000 waterpaper or emory cloth  ;D
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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2011, 11:19:49 AM »
P1000 waterpaper or emory cloth  ;D

Should I use small circular movements?

So far it's not looking too good  ???  I may have got some water in the unit from holding it under the garden tap while scouring the screen.



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Re: Advice on finding a new laptop
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2011, 02:29:35 PM »
small circular movements should do it..wax on,wax off ;D
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