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Laptop upgrade help

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November 24, 2010 1:39:13 PM

So i have a pos 5 year old laptop right now, and need an upgrade.

I am looking at this HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Notebook

I am getting a free upgrade to an 8GB system mem. Is the i5-460M sufficent for this build?

Here is the build list...

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel® Core™ i5-460M Dual Core Processor (2.53 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Dual Core Processors

FREE Upgrade to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

No Additional Office Software

No additional security software

6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 5.25 hours of battery life +++

15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)

No TouchScreen (includes HP TrueVision Webcam)

SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

Intel Wireless-N Card

Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader

HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

I want this thing to run smoothly, but if I could save some money by staying with the i5 I would be happy. I am a moderate multitasker and an casual gamer.

Also is $935 w/free shipping a good deal for this?

Thank You

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a c 103 à CPUs
November 24, 2010 2:57:16 PM

Nice little system for a casual gamer, aslong as you don't go crazy with graphics details.

Bonus with 8GB and ATI GPU rather than crappy Intel HD.
a b à CPUs
November 24, 2010 3:02:19 PM

Are you upgrading or buying new?
Besides each person has his own thing..Gaming laptops cant hold their own, even casual games stutters..But if you like then enjoy your purchase..
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November 24, 2010 3:06:34 PM

Yeah I am buying new.
This should def be an upgrade from my current setup. I'll prob wait till "cyber" monday to see if the deal gets any better.

I've heard HP notebooks are more prone to over heating.. this is something that scares me as it has happened to my gateway

Thanks for responses.
November 30, 2010 10:57:01 PM

Best answer selected by ajrober.