Refurbished Laptop Comparison: ASUS U56E/HP dv6-6135dx
So I'm in the market to get a new laptop and I just wanted to get a comparision check on these two laptops.
I'm currently a college student, so most of my purposes for the computer will be general web browsing, videos, decent battery life and maybe some light gaming (L4D2 is the most graphics intense game I have at the moment). I will also do some programming and Matlab/CAD programs (for you engineering people).
So with my budget of $500, these are what I've narrowed it down to:
it was where the graphics chip was overheating and breaking down the solder points
hp support was terrible and i think it ended in a class action lawsuit
As the owner of one of the refurb dv6-6135dx units, I couldn't be happier. It runs games like a champ and will let you do some pretty extreme overclock while still undervolting. If you're willing to fiddle with it a little, this thing is an awesome buy. My only problem, for now, has been in trying to install Linux - all the install media I've fed it seems to be unable to actually display anything after grub.
Even with my CPU OC'd to 2.5GHz and the GPU at 770MHz (shaders) and 970MHz (vRAM), it still runs ~65C without a cooling pad, so I doubt that the GPU meltdown fiasco should be an issue, here.
Ive owned a dv6-6135dx for more then two years(it was new) ive overclocked it and still have had no issues. im typing on it right now . oh and I have original battery and still have 2-4hours battery life depending if im gaming or web surfing