11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Nothing fancy, DVD ROM/Writer is fine but blu ray would be a plus.
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I've been looking at Hp and ASUS a lot.
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I would prefer it to be Refurbished or a good deal just because that usually means your getting a better computer for the same price. Thanks in advance. Any help at all would be appreciated beyond your wildest dreams.
Tell your brother to shell out another $60 for one of the refurb G73 (best performance per dollar) and use his muscle to hurl the 17 inch laptop, otherwise:
Select base model ($529.99), upgrade CPU to A8-3500, GPU to 6750m. Total price ($754.99), instant $100 off ($654.99), further discount use coupon code NBP65875 ($579.99). Tax?? I don't know, you have to add that on yourself if there is one. Have the advantage of a new laptop and therefore 1 year warranty.
so would this:
Color dark umber edit
Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit
Processor AMD Quad-Core A8-3530MX Accelerated Processor (2.6GHz/1.9GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) edit
Graphics card 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6750M Graphics [HDMI, VGA] edit
Memory FREE UPGRADE to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) edit
Hard drive FREE UPGRADE to 640GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Primary battery 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery edit
Display 15.6" High Def LED HP Brightview (1366x768) edit
Primary optical drive SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support edit
Personalization HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone and HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader edit
Networking 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) edit
Keyboard Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
The Envy 14 choice of Intel CPU is better but AMD will be able to handle all of the everyday task you need. On the other hand, for gaming performance, and I am not sure if dv6 hybrid CF the IGP 6620G in the A8 CPU with the 6750m or not, but the 6630m in the Envy 14 is about 20% slower than the 6750m without hybrid CF.