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HP dv9000t or Asus ASUS G1-AK008M

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January 10, 2007 5:50:00 PM

I am have been debating abandoning desktops to go mobile for some time now. I'm about to move to work in a new city so its time to act. I must choose a system, in red trucks we have a HP dv9000t:


Operating System FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows XP Media Center!!

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T7200 (2.0GHz/4MB L2Cache)

Display 17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Widescreen (1680x1050)

Graphics Card 512MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7600

Personalization HP Imprint Finish + Microphone + Webcam

Memory 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Hard Drive 160GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (80GB x 2)

Primary CD/DVD Drive Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support

Networking Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth

TV & Entertainment Experience FREE Upgrade to HP ExpressCard Analog TV Tuner!!

Primary Battery High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
cost: 1942.99 - 50 mir

In the blue trunks we have:


CPU
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed T7200(2.00GHz)
CPU FSB 667MHz
CPU L2 Cache 4MB
Chipset
Chipset Intel 945PM

Display
Screen Size 15.4"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Display Type Wide SXGA+
Resolution 1680 x 1050

Operating Systems
Operating System Windows XP Media Center

Graphics

GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
Video Memory Dedicated 512MB
Graphic Type Dedicated Card

Hard Drive
HD Capacity 160GB
HD RPM 5400rpm
HD Interface SATA

Memory

Memory Slots 2 x DIMM
Memory Speed DDR2 667
Memory Size 2GB
Max Memory Supported 2GB
Memory Spec 1GB x 2

Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual layer

Communications
Modem 56K
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR

Ports
Card Slot 1 x Type I/II PC Card Slot
USB 4
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI, 1 x S-Video TV-out
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x Line-in jack

Audio
Built-in IntelĀ® High Definition Audio ( Azalia ) compliant audio chip,
Speaker Internal Speakers
Input Device

Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard Keyboard with 88 keys, Gaming focused keyboard
Supplemental Drive

Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader
MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro

Webcam 1.3M Camera
1815.45

Uses:
Web surfing, mp3, avi playing, MS Word and Excel. DVD playback, Mid-level gaming, Atari's act of war, Nexus the Jupiter Incident, WoW, Homeworld 2.


There's not alot of difference between the 7600 and the 7700 is there? So it comes down to quality. I've seen hp's I won't call them powerhouses but I know they are well built, tell me of your experiences with Asus.
January 10, 2007 7:56:50 PM

uh easliy the Asus.

That hp has a $125 bump in price to go from a 7600 256 to a 7600 512, what rip off.

Isn't it obvious that the Asus comes loaded and the hp needs 50 overpriced options to come close.

Really go for the Asus G2 its only like $100 more for the 17".
January 10, 2007 8:58:07 PM

Says "Asusman" :p  When you think about it though, the HP already has a 17" screen with higher resolution (WSXGA+ is awesome on a 17" widescreen), so the higher price tag isn't all video card. I've also heard a lot of praise for the dv9000t at notebookreview.com. My vote is for the HP.


Edit: Go for 7200 RPM drives if you can. You'll appreciate them later. Speaking of drives, I didn't notice earlier that the HP has a RAID0 config. That's another +1 for the HP.
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January 10, 2007 10:34:33 PM

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=14...

One more option to confuse things, 17 in. screen but at 1440x900 and an x1700
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benc...
x1700 spanks the 7600 but the 7700 has an edge

HP,
7600 --
160 gb in 2 drive raid array +
1650x1050 +
17 in. +- nice viewing area, but larger, and less portable
HP extended life batteries last a very long time +
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3422&R...

G1
7700 +
1650x1050 +
15.4 in. screen smaller viewing area, but lighter and more compact
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3403

G2
x1700 -
1440x900 - pretty much standard
17.1in. screen
good all round package

This is why I've always built my own PC's I can get exactly what I want. Now I have three nice machines, any one of which will do everything I need. I need a three sided coin to flip
January 11, 2007 1:33:29 PM

I've never really liked ATI cards since the 9800PRO (mine and 2 that my friend had burned themselves out at stock speeds in well ventilated cases). Plus the fact that according to your charts the x1700 is underpowered in comparison to the 7600 and 7700 makes me think the G2 wouldn't be a great investment. Just my opinion.
January 11, 2007 2:17:15 PM

WOW, I hadn't realized the G2 had an x1700 gpu.. odd choice to change from the go7700. I haven't seen bench marks on the x1700 but the x1600 and go7600 weren't worlds apart.. just better at different games and situations so it was more of a teeder todder..(remember those things?) But my impression is the go7700 is stronger..maybe that's just good marketing?

I like both computers you are looking at. What's the warranty with the HP. The Asus G1 comes with a 2 year global warranty. If you like the power but want a smaller option try to find the Asus A8jp at 1299.. it's not as well built as the G1, but offers similar power in a 14" package
January 22, 2007 12:29:21 AM

hi,
i am curious, which one did you end up with?

if you got the HP, can u tell me if it could be updated to 4 gig of ram?

thanks
suzy
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