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Misanthrope

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#1 7 years ago
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
  • 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6490M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
  • FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 750GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
  • 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 15.6" High Definition HP LED Brightview (1366x768)
  • Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner

I'm stoked. Thoughts?




kow_ciller

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#2 7 years ago

Needs moar video card.

But if you dont plan on gaming on it alot it should be fine




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Modern Warfare

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#3 7 years ago

Hard to give thoughts without your having mentioned it's intended use.




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Misanthrope

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#4 7 years ago

Gaming mostly.




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Modern Warfare

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#5 7 years ago
Totes McTurner;5588543Gaming mostly.

Hmmm, pretty weak on the GPU then. I consider my 250 to be barely adequate even as a temp solution, having to limit myself to 1280x960 and use a combo of high to med settings on some games, but it will smoke a 6490. With that you'll be limited to 1024x768 with med settings on current games, and probably not even be able to play more demanding ones. It's not really gaming spec unless you just want to play older games.




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Misanthrope

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#6 7 years ago

To be honest, as long as it will play TOR, I'm happy. My current laptop is a dual-core and it will run it on low settings, but it gets choppy. So I'm imagining at least some improvement with a quad-core and graphics card upgrade.




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#7 7 years ago

You'd be lucky to even get it to play TOR adequately. Though it's hard to get any real one on one comparisons of the min req x1800 of that game vs the 6490m, there ARE PassMark scores indicating the 6490m only scores 643, vs the X1800 scoring at 702.

PassMark - Radeon HD 6490M - Price performance comparison

PassMark - Radeon X1800 GTO - Price performance comparison




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Misanthrope

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#8 7 years ago

Well, I'll be pissed if I just dropped money on a new laptop for basically nothing.




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Modern Warfare

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#9 7 years ago
Totes McTurner;5588555Well, I'll be pissed if I just dropped money on a new laptop for basically nothing.

Do you have any refund options on it? If not I'd consider asking if you can exchange it for a better model and pay the difference if you can. Most LTs and desktops involve a restocking fee for such reasons of return though, unless of course you can argue that a salesperson mislead you, in which case they may make an exception.




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#10 7 years ago

If you bought it from HP you can just call and cancel. Even if they ship it out just decline the package and you'll get a refund.