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HP Pavilion DV6-1244TX

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by [eXo], Aug 4, 2009.

  1. [eXo]

    [eXo] Member

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    The wife spotted what looks to be quite a decent laptop in the most recent Officeworks Catalog...

    Apparently, it's a newly released laptop, and went down to Harveys, DSE and JB Hifi and they all have it on the system, but not available. JB had it listed at $1999. Looking around I can't really find any other similarly specced laptops around this price... The official HP site has it listed for $1999 too...

    Anyone owned a Pavilion before? Are they any good? I've only ever owned an ASUS and a Macbook before...

    I need a new laptop for Work, Uni, and gaming (predominately WoW). Specs look fine for what I need to do with it... Any comments?

    Officeworks Price: $1899

    Specs are:

    2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700
    4GB DDR2 (2 Dimms) Ram
    500GB Hard drive
    15.6 WXGA High-Def Widescreen
    LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
    ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 4650 (M96) discrete 1024MB
    Windows® Vista Home Premium
    Intel® WiFi Link 5100 (a/b/g/n) Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth
     
  2. thebranded

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    15.6 WXGA High-Def Widescreen

    that should be "16" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display"
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/au/e...54-3872814-3999907.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_AUEN

    i was considering the same laptop, the 4650 is meant to be rather good, if this model comes with the GDDR3 then its great but most likly its GDDR2.

    from what i can find though the HP's have rather bad battary life. Only about 2.5 hours on the 6 cell. Of course it is on a 16" screen and decent gfx card, but still not a lot of time.
     
  3. xtortion

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    I was so tempted to get this but I'm going to hold out for a while for the Dell XPS Studio with a 16" 1080p RGBLED screen and ATI 4670. :D
     
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    yeah the lack of 1080 screen is what put me off.

    Why is it that there is no screen option with HP yet Dell has 3!?
     
  5. cvr

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    I'm waiting for the exact same thing. I can build a pretty decent XPS 16 on the Dell US website for about $2100AUD. The equivalent is about $2800 here with worse components :(
     
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    I have an uncle in FL.

    I must just buy it from DELL USA, get it shipped to his address for free and get it shipped. Here.

    Dell currently has 25% off the final price for XPS Studios

    SYSTEM COLOR Obsidian Black with Leather Accent edit
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit
    OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 - Word, Excel + PowerPoint
    WARRANTY AND SERVICE 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
    HD DISPLAY Edge-to-Edge FullHD Widescreen 16.0 inch RGBLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP
    MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
    HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive
    VIDEO CARD ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB
    WIRELESS CARDS Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N (3x3) Mini Card
    SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0

    $1967
    Savings of $478
    Total = $1489

    I rang Dell USA and told them my Employer offers EPP. And they knocked another 7% off

    US$1385
    AUD$1645

    :tired:
     
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    Pretty sure when I had a look at the specs in shop it was GDDR3.
     
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    Checked the AU Dell Website and theres no customisation for the GFX card.

    Happen to know when this config will be available in AUS?
     
  9. thebranded

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    damn it everything i want except the 1080p screen. :upset:

    So Dell AU sells the 1080p screen with a ATI 3670, and HP AU sells the ATI 4650 with a 720p screen!? :confused:
     
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    It would appear so.

    I'm of the opinion however that 720p on a 16" screen would be more than suitable for my needs. If it was a 42" TV or something i'd be more concerned with it.
     
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    yea i think 720p would be more then enough on a lappy :thumbup: my worry would be the loss of 1080p as a output :(
     
  12. GoSam

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    I was going to get a DV6, but then I went to my local Harvey's and saw the new model Toshiba Satellites and I got one instead,

    2.53Ghz
    4 Gb Ram
    ATI 4650
    500G hardrive
    Backlit keyboard

    $1999.00
     
  13. xtortion

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    Link us? :)
     
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    There's a thread about the the Toshiba A500 over at Whirlpool, here's a link for the thread

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1241548&p=8

    And here are the spec's for the Harvey Norman exclusive model:

    A500/03Q – HNX
    Core2Duo 2.53ghz
    4gb Ram
    500gb Hard DriveDL DVD R/W
    1gb ATI HD4650
    Tv Tuner
    16.0inch Flush Screen
    Vista Home Premium
     
  15. Bejje

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    Just bought one from the local Joyce Mayne for $1650.
    Didn't get extended warranty or anything fancy for it though, I hope it doesn't break on me.

    All the other ones they had around $1500 had 3650's or 9600M's.
    So if you can ask them down, go for it.
     
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    The Studio XPS range is great. I'd say they are at the very least on par.
     
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    Just purchased this laptop today, got a mate who works at JB and got a very good price for it, $1520. There seems to be a huge markup on this model.

    Just reformatted and installed windows 7 64bit. I have attached a screenshot of the windows experience meter.


    Click to view full size!


    I would highly recommend this laptop if you can get it for a decent price! I can confirm the ATI 4650 consists of DDR3.

    btw, it is a finger print magnet.
     
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