ResolutePear wrote: tkgrrett wrote:
sdlaw wrote:Comparing laptops
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor ( 1.60GHz 1333MHz 6MB )
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB
8 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz
15.6" HD Wide LED 1366x768
Industry Standard Touchpad
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 1000
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
One Year Warranty
HP dv6t Select Edition
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz edit
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) edit
FREE Upgrade to 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection edit
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 Graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors edit
15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768) edit
No TouchScreen (includes HP TrueVision Webcam) edit
FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support edit
Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth edit
Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader edit
50% OFF! One 6 Cell (standard) and One 9 Cell (over-sized) Lithium Ion Battery edit
Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
These are going to both be the exact same price for give or take 50 dollars which isn't an issue. Is the Lenevo worth going to even without nice stuff like blue-ray, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, extra battery, HDMI output that I will get with the HP. Everything else is essentially the exact same.
Basically what makes Lenevos so great and is the ideapad a better choice than the dv6t select edition.
If you are seriously asking TLS for laptop advice then that system is way more powerful than you need. Drop down to a core i5, a 512mb vid card and 4gb ram and save some $$$..
We're not all liberal arts undergrads, though by your statement I guess you believe otherwise. For the record I went to school for, and work in the technology field.
He decided on those choices because he's aware of what he wants to do with his laptop; otherwise he would of asked.
I actually like the dv6t construction when compared to the Ideapads; but that's my opinion.
Considering you chose these laptops, I'm assuming you're going to be gaming/photoshop/CAD?
OP, I would probably go dv6t in this matchup even though I am not an HP fan. The bluray, extra battery, and HDMI output are nice extras at the same price.
Lenovo Thinkpads are great because of the consistently strong build due to focusing on business clients. The price premium of a Thinkpad definitely shows in case wear and tear over years of use. Lenovo Ideapads though are more consumer based and of a lesser construction. Some of the Ideapads do have the internal alloy roll cage though I think the two laptops you are considering are close enough in build quality that the HP looks like a better value.
On a separate note about components, I know folks who stress their computers with a ton of software but don't know much about component selection. Maybe it's just me, but I always up-sell if someone isn't sure what they need. You never know who runs Solidworks and Adobe Premiere.