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    Got a new PC!

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to share the new PC Laptop I picked up this week. This is a major upgrade from my previous Dell running w/ 60GB HD - 1GB Ram.

    Here are some specs about it:

    HP
    Windows 7
    6GB DDR3 memory
    500 GB Hard Drive
    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
    1066MHz frontside bus, 6MB L2 cache and 1.6GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost capability up to 2.8GHz.
    7 hours and 15 minutes Battery life
    17" Screen
    Blu-ray, ultrawide display with 1080p and a 16:9 ratio

    Software:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

    What do you think?

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    Nice, price?

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    Roughly $2,000

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    Is that the price with the software? If so what was the price for just the system?

    Definitely a sexy machine

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    That price is for the laptop alone. The software costs me an additional amount, but I only had to pay the upgrade prices as I already owned previous versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    Is that the price with the software? If so what was the price for just the system?

    Definitely a sexy machine

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    I'd rather have a desktop but it's a nice laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to share the new PC Laptop I picked up this week. This is a major upgrade from my previous Dell running w/ 60GB HD - 1GB Ram.

    Here are some specs about it:

    HP
    Windows 7
    6GB DDR3 memory
    500 GB Hard Drive
    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
    1066MHz frontside bus, 6MB L2 cache and 1.6GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost capability up to 2.8GHz.
    7 hours and 15 minutes Battery life
    17" Screen
    Blu-ray, ultrawide display with 1080p and a 16:9 ratio

    Software:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

    What do you think?
    Thats a nice spec for a pc, why only 17inch? 22inch would be better to run CS4

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    Nice!

    I got mine a few months back and I was a little more conservative.

    Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz
    4.0GB RAM DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 512MB
    Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    160GB Intel X25 SSD
    15.6" WXGA LCD

    Notebook PC was about $800 + $500 for the Intel X25 SSD (a hair under $1300)

    I use HDMI out to my 24" HP LCD Replaced my Core i7 Beast of a desktop. So I just pull 3 cords and go when I need to, usually about once per month.

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    I like having a laptop because it allows me to have freedom. I cannot stand being confined to one place while designing.

    I was about to go for the 18.3" screen but the laptop itself was just too large. I'll probably invest in an external monitor at some point in time.

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    Nice setup you have there. I like the HDMI idea, I'll look into some options.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    Nice!

    I got mine a few months back and I was a little more conservative.

    Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz
    4.0GB RAM DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 512MB
    Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    160GB Intel X25 SSD
    15.6" WXGA LCD

    Notebook PC was about $800 + $500 for the Intel X25 SSD (a hair under $1300)

    I use HDMI out to my 24" HP LCD Replaced my Core i7 Beast of a desktop. So I just pull 3 cords and go when I need to, usually about once per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    I like having a laptop because it allows me to have freedom. I cannot stand being confined to one place while designing.

    I was about to go for the 18.3" screen but the laptop itself was just too large. I'll probably invest in an external monitor at some point in time.
    I have three of the 24" versions of these: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...3W8H-R&cat=MON

    They are super fantastic! Just make sure you have a monitor calibrator. I opted for a cheapie Huey calibrator and they are all sorts of sexy LCD's now.

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    Thanks, I'll definitely be looking into that.

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    Which model HP laptop?

    How much was the laptop only without the software?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    The HDMI is nice for client presentations.

    Is the screen glossy? How glossy?
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    RossMan,

    I customized the laptop to include basically everything top of the line. I noted earlier in the thread roughly how much I spent on the laptop.

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    You should get one of those 50" LCD TVs someday so that you an hook it up to your laptop unless you already have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlshosting View Post
    You should get one of those 50" LCD TVs someday so that you an hook it up to your laptop unless you already have one.
    Don't they cost like $5,000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    RossMan,

    I customized the laptop to include basically everything top of the line. I noted earlier in the thread roughly how much I spent on the laptop.
    $2,000 is for the laptop only and does not include software, correct?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlshosting View Post
    You should get one of those 50" LCD TVs someday so that you an hook it up to your laptop unless you already have one.
    I hooked it up to a 42" LCD I have w/ HDMI and it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    I hooked it up to a 42" LCD I have w/ HDMI and it looks great.
    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    I hooked it up to a 42" LCD I have w/ HDMI and it looks great.
    Very nice. What laptop output plug did you use...?

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    post some pictures i want to see how it looks. were did you buy it i am looking for something like that but not sure if i want what you have or a macbook pro

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    I got a new one, is this good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    I got a new one, is this good?
    yah thats great but my iphone is only twice has fast

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    I use the HDMI output on the laptop to the HDMI input on my LCD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Very nice. What laptop output plug did you use...?

    -mike

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    Really good specs, way better than mine. xD

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    in the EU is more $$$

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    Great specs. Screen is little bit small but all other specs are just fine. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoaaib View Post
    Great specs. Screen is little bit small but all other specs are just fine. Congratulations!
    I would say that 17" is pretty big of a screen for a laptop.

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    The specs look really good on your PC. Did you buy this used or new? Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver were already installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Payton Designs View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to share the new PC Laptop I picked up this week. This is a major upgrade from my previous Dell running w/ 60GB HD - 1GB Ram.

    Here are some specs about it:

    HP
    Windows 7
    6GB DDR3 memory
    500 GB Hard Drive
    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
    1066MHz frontside bus, 6MB L2 cache and 1.6GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost capability up to 2.8GHz.
    7 hours and 15 minutes Battery life
    17" Screen
    Blu-ray, ultrawide display with 1080p and a 16:9 ratio

    Software:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

    What do you think?
    The Specs look cool, whats the cost?

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