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HP Dv6 3043tx vs DELL Studio 15(t5407)

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August 25, 2010 3:20:13 PM

Hello,
I am planning to get a laptop and I am from India.Which is better?HP Dv6 3043tx:-
Intel Core i5-430M Processor
2.26 GHz Turbo Boost upto 2.53 GHz
4GB RAM
640GB HDD
1GB Dedicated ATI Mobiliy Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card
DVD writer with Light scribe

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Dell Studio 15 Laptop (T540701IN8):-
Intel® Core™ i5-450M processor (2.4GHz,turbo boost up to 2.66Ghz)
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB
Slot Load Fixed Blu-ray BD-ROM and DVD writer.


I needed for CAD,photoshop and games in medium settings and displaying HD content to my LCD TV

August 26, 2010 8:25:11 AM

guys waiting for your reply(s)
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August 26, 2010 10:19:46 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
The HP model has a 5650M which is significantly faster than a HD 5470M,so it will perform better in games.
And the difference between the CPUs isn't much, so go with the first one.
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August 26, 2010 11:26:41 AM

First thank you for that quick response....... :) 
The only thing that I need in the HP is the Blu-Ray drive,So is it possible to add aftermarket,If so how much would it cost? :D 
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August 26, 2010 12:17:04 PM

I think its possible,not sure about the cost though.
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August 26, 2010 3:56:54 PM

Also one doubt that my friends say that core i5 is outdated Why buy a core i7 instead?
What will be the real difference between these two,will it effect significantly?
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August 26, 2010 4:59:39 PM

Which i7 models are you considering ? the quad core models(like i7 720QM) or a dual core model(like i7 620M) ?
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August 26, 2010 5:08:44 PM

HP DV6-3050TX
Specifications:

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM Processor (1.6 GHz, Turbo Boost upto 2.8 GHz, 6 MB Cache)

Display: 15.6″ inch High Definition LED Backlit WideScreen Display

Graphic: ATI Mobiliy Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card (1GB)

Chipset: Intel HM55 Motherboard

Memory: 4GB DDR3 (1066 MHz) RAM

Hard Disk Drive: 640GB Sata (7200 RPM) Hard Disk

DVD Writer: LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support








This one just costs Rs.10000 more but I have planned to keep it for atleast 4 years so will this one be good?
Also I will ask the dealer about putting Blu-ray drive....... :) 
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August 26, 2010 9:38:40 PM

It depends on the tasks you do, but since you are going to keep it for 4 years,then quad core is the way to go.
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August 27, 2010 8:19:29 AM

Thank you friend........By the way I will be getting the same soon,Should I buy any cooling systems or so because I will be using my laptop for at least 4 hours a day continuously.
I am very much new to laptop world so what kind of cooler will be better,any models ps.
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August 27, 2010 10:05:49 AM

First buy your notebook, if you found it hot, then get a cooler if you want.
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August 27, 2010 11:49:59 AM

Thank you friend for helping me so finally decided to get the same........ :) 
Finally I am going to compromise on the blu-ray drive as soon I will get a blu-ray writer for my desktop so will it be compatible with my HP pavilion PC with Core 2 Duo(2.4Ghz),2GB RAM,NVIDIA GeForce 7100 nForce 630i(128MB-dedicated graphic card) and can I add a Dual-layer Blu-Ray writer drive?
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August 27, 2010 4:56:20 PM

hmm, I just searched more, and "maybe" it won't fit, better ask from HP to be sure.
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August 28, 2010 3:41:17 AM

Hi friend you have helped me a lot,Thank you.
Then I will try getting Blu-Ray writer for my laptop itself.
I am very much satisfied with your reply(s) and will come back as when my friends ask for computer suggestion,Keep up the good work! :) 
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August 28, 2010 3:41:50 AM

Best answer selected by amirtaraj.
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August 28, 2010 9:01:44 AM

No problem,glad i could help.
Remember that you always have the option for an external blu-ray writer too.
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August 28, 2010 9:25:03 AM

Yes then with external Blu-ray writer connected to eSATA or USB can I get the playback on Philips Full HD LCD TV It has HDMI port,then From where should I connect from my laptop or the drive? (But It is rare case,I will be just using blu-rays for backups only and getting any original film in Blu-ray is rare as its costly.... :kaola:  and I dont want only Playable Blu-ray drive or player because I like to write into them :)  )
Please clarify my doubt......Sorry for disturbing after closing.........
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August 28, 2010 11:26:29 AM

Thank you for clearing my doubts also a good link based on various connection options........cool :) 
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August 28, 2010 2:49:27 PM

No problem,glad i could help
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