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March 17, 2009 3:45:33 AM

Ok, sorry for making so many posts but today I saw some new deals/lower prices and thought I'd throw up all of my options and see which you guys thought are the best deal. I will end up buying one of these either by the end of the today or tomorrow. All of them are around the same price range so I'm not worried about the cost saved between one of these or the other. Also like I mentioned before I have a 500GB hard drive that arrived this morning so not worried about that either

Computer #1
HP dv9933cl
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1GHz)
* 3MB L2 cache
* 800MHz front side bus
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 320GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* LightScribe 8x DVD±RW drive with Double Layer Support
Graphics & Video:
* 17.0" diagonal BrightView widescreen display; 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) native resolution
* 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GS graphics
Communications:
* Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN WLAN
* Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
*
56K modem
Expandability:
* ExpressCard/54 Slot
* 5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader accepts Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture card
Ports:
* Four USB 2.0 ports
* One IEEE 1394 (Firewire) 4-pin
* One HDMI
* VGA (15-pin)
* TV-Out (S-video)
* RJ-11 (modem)
* RJ-45 (LAN)
* Two headphone outs
* Microphone in
* Notebook Expansion Port 3
* Consumer IR
Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #2
Dell Studio 1737 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz)
* 2MB L2 cache
* 800MHz front side bus
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 320GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* 8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Graphics & Video:
* 17.0" diagonal BrightView widescreen display; 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) native resolution
* Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Communications:
* Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN WLAN
* Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
*56K modem
*Dell Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card
Expandability:
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Ports:
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Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #3
Dell 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (2.40Ghz, 3MB, 1066MHz)
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* 4GB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Drives:
* 320GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive
Graphics & Video:
* 17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ CCFL (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife™ native resolution
* 256MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3650
Communications:
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Expandability:
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Ports:
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Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #4
HP dv7-1137us
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5800 (2.0Ghz)
* 2MB L2 cache
* 4GB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Drives:
* 250GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Graphics & Video:
* 17.0" Widescreen Wide XGA+ (1440x900) BrightView
*Intel GMA 4500MHD
Communications:
* 56K
* 10/100Mbps
* Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN
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Expandability:
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Ports:
* 1 x ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* 4 x USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA)
* 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
* 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
* 1 notebook expansion port 3
* 2 Headphone out
* 1 microphone-in
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5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #5
Dell 1737 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz)
* 2MB L2 cache
* 800MHz front side bus
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* Dual Layer 8X DVD+/-RW
Graphics & Video:
* Widescreen 17 inch LCD WXGA+ display (1440 x 900)
native resolution
* ATI Radeon HD 3650
Communications:
* Dell Wireless 1397 802.11 b/g Mini Card
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Expandability:
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Ports:
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Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (32-bit)

Computer #6
HP BUSINESS 6830S 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8400
(2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 250GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* LightScribe DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer
Graphics & Video:
* 17.0-inch diagonal WSXGA+ WVA 1680 x 1050
native resolution
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Communications:
* 10/100/1000 NIC
*56K modem
*Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n (up to 300 mbps data rate); Bluetooth 2.0
Expandability:
* ExpressCard/54 Slot
* 5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader accepts Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture card
Ports:
*External:
*4 USB 2.0
*1 microphone in
*1 headphone/line-out
*1 AC power
*1 external VGA monitor
*1 RJ-11
*1 RJ-45
Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #7
HP DV7T C2D 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5900 (2.2GHz/2MB L2 Cache)
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 250GB (5,400RPM) SATA hard drive
* Super Multi 8X DVDRW w/Double Layer
Graphics & Video:
* 17" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440x900)
native resolution
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
Communications:
* 10/100/1000 NIC
*56K modem
*Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN Network Connection
Expandability:
* ExpressCard/54 Slot
* 5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader accepts Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture card
Ports:
*Expansion port 3 connector
*IEEE 1394 Firewire
*Integrated Consumer IR remote (not included)
*HDMI 1.3 connector
*Four USB (Fourth shared with eSata port)
*Headphones out
*Microphone in
*RJ-45 (LAN)
*VGA port
Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

Computer #8
HP dv7-1023cl 17"
Processor & Memory:
* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz)
* 3MB L2 cache
* 1066MHz front side bus
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (both slots occupied)
Drives:
* 320GB (5,400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
* Blu-Ray™ ROM with SuperMulti DVD±RW Double Layer (in one optical drive)
Graphics & Video
* 17.0" diagonal WXGA+ BrightView Infinity widescreen display; 1440 x 900 native resolution
* 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT graphics
Communications:
*
Intel PRO/Wireless 5100AGN WLAN
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Bluetooth™
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Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
*
56K modem
Expandability:
* ExpressCard/54 Slot
* 5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader accepts Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture card
Ports:
* Four USB 2.0 ports (one shared with eSATA port)
* HDMI
* VGA (15-pin)
* One IEEE1394 (Firewire) 4-pin
* RJ-45 (LAN)
* RJ-11 (modem)
* Two headphone outs
* Microphone in
* Notebook Expansion Port 3
* Consumer IR
Operating System:
* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)

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a b D Laptop
March 17, 2009 3:39:11 PM

These machines have specs all over the place. What are you planning to use this for? I just can't tell.
April 13, 2009 7:04:59 PM

number 3 should be the best all around lap top with pretty good cpu performance and pretty good graphics performance
the only bad thing is . . it's a dell so you will need to run a program called " The PC Decrapifer " (http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/) to get rid of all the " Extra Free "software they include and learn how dell's restore works ( will be rather ez once you know what keys need to be pushed at boot up time ) and if you could make a dell restore image of the laptop after you get rid of all the "Extra Free " software it would make future restores ez and painless

gl and tc
May 23, 2009 10:20:14 AM

machine number 8 is the best no doubt due to powerful processor with good cache and bus speed ......plus.......it have a complete enetertaiment specs like 9600 gt n videa card and blue ray .........look will be most probably in flushy gloss finish
its good and am intrested in it
whats it price?can anyone mail em the price at my email?
usmanyo2k@hotmail.com
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