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August 3, 2012 6:10:36 PM

I am getting a new Laptop and i need advice before i finally buy it. it is a dv6z-7000 with an A10 4600m with 8gb memory.
System Specs
A10 2.3ghz(3.2ghz)
8gb memory
640gb Hdd
HD 7730M Graphics
9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

I plan on using it for school and playing SWTOR, Star trek online , and Railworks 3.

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August 3, 2012 6:31:08 PM

Specs look fine. How much does it cost?
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August 4, 2012 12:48:42 AM

Chairman Ray said:
Specs look fine. How much does it cost?
$800.
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August 4, 2012 2:25:17 PM

Nice, A10 fast enough and low power. And games. Will need external mouse so grab one for gaming.

Suggest you sign up for the $15 win8 offer for people who buy win7 ststems now (if HP doesn't include a free future upgrade). You never know when you might want to try it (although win8 looks not so great right now). google it.

Aside: SSD prices have really fallen. If you burned your recovery media, slapped in a 120 GB SSD for less then $100 and then restored your system from the recovery media you'd have a laptop with slightly longer batter life that would boot much faster. Here is a relaible Samsung drive, there are also Sandforce drives, etc. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Clearly number of games stored suffers with a 120GB drive vs. your spinning 640GB.
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