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November 20, 2009 4:36:55 PM

1) http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=114957...

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2) HP DV6T Quad:
• Espresso Black
• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor
• 4GB DDR3 System Memory
• 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
• 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
• 15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)
• LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
• Webcam Only
• Intel Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
• HP Long Life Notebook Battery
• System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 2-year HP Care Pack Pick Up and Return Service
For $1207

I'm thinking about getting the second one because the first one is too big for me to carry around everywhere, but the second one is also a little out of my price range.

Oh and I have Adobe CS2 and I use Photoshop CS2 and Acrobat 7.0 a lot will these computers be capable of running these programs smoothly. I'm asking this because I currently have a Dell laptop with Vista an AMD Turion TK 55, 2GB of RAM, Integrated ATI Graphics, 60GB 5400RPM Hard Drive, this Dell laptop uses nearly 100% of the CPU and 50% of the RAM to run Photoshop and Acrobat I wondering am I going to see similar usages from this new laptop or will they be much better. If the usages are lower how much lower will they be.

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November 20, 2009 6:00:09 PM

I cant give any definates, however based on the cpu benchmarks on notebookcheck, the i7-720QM should own the TK-55. They list the i7-720QM as the #11 notebook cpu right now whereas the TK-55 is listed at #153. I would imagine that the i7-720QM shouldn't break a sweat on the CS2 level programs, nor on the CS4 stuff thats out there now.

Not sure if you were doing that config on HP's site or if thats from somewhere, however if its a config from their site theres $200 off coupons right now(on top of the $200 they already take off) which would bring down that config to around 1k. The code is NBTY349821, works for notebook configs where the list(before their normal $200 discount) is at least 1299. They dont count the care pack toward that 1299 but if you bumped up the hard drive(or added any other feature really) you would get over that 1300 threshold and bring down the notebook to around 1k.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmar...
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