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05.05.2009 (30.07.2009)

Advantages:
It has number pad keyboard

Disadvantages:
no floppy drive built in

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Value For Money

Memory / capacityExcellent

Ease of useVery easy

Range of Extra FeaturesExcellent

Instruction manualVery useful

Manufacturer SupportExcellent

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I purchased one of these last week for the sole purpose of playing games on mainly world of warcraft ok lets get the specs out the way first

SPECS

Pentium duel core 2.24gig processor with 3meg of cache
4 GIG of ram
17 inch monitor
ATI mobility 4850 with 512meg Vram
500 gig sata drives 2 x 250gig
Keyboard including Number pad
Windows Vista 32bit premium
Built in 2 million pixel web cam


I ordered this on Tuesday night and it was delivered on the Thursday afternoon and cost me £650 which was great value I thought.

SETTING UP


First thing need was to install windows yes it need to be set up but this was a automatic process which you had to sit there for an hour as vista has a tendency to shut down when it restarts while installing.
Starting windows for the first time

Windows takes about 1 minute to start on this laptop not sure if that is commen for windows vista as this is the first time i have used vista and not sure the speed it usually boots in. The first thing needed to do is to set up the software it comes with Microsoft works, Norton anti virus all the other software is pre-installed. I never install Norton as I have other av software I use for all my machines.

There is built in wireless so if you have a wireless setup at home just add the information into the wireless configuration and you are ready to go not sure of the range of the wireless card but the signal is very strong everywhere in my house.

Usage

First thing you will notice about this laptop when you use it is the softness of the keyboard and how sharp and clear the screen is and at 17.2 inches is big enough to have a large screen resolution 1400 x 900 wide screen.


For everyday use this laptop is overkill to extreme levels as i had paint shop pro running along with a 3d animation suite and music playing in the back ground i know this is not everyday use of a laptop but gives you the idea of how well this laptop runs.

Gaming

This is what i brought the laptop for and i must say this runs anything on the market today. I play World of warcraft a lot and that was the main reason i brought the laptop and with the graphics options on the maximum they can be the game ran with 120fps and ran perfectly even with all the effects from others the game would drop to about 90fps but never any lower.i also tested this with other games such as command and conquer red alert 3 a graphic hungry processor greedy game and yet again i can not fault it the game ran smoothly with no problem what so ever.Only bad thing is that vista has trouble with some older games that ran on xp but most about 90% a simple update from the game manufacture and the games work like they did before with no problems.

internet usage

I use the internet for a variety of different reason and i am one of these people who will have my web browser open with about 50 pages open at the same time I normally use Opera web browser but wanted to try out how the laptop would run using Internet explorer.I went about browsing as I normally do now i know that having a 15meg line will of help but on my old laptop i would begin to struggle after about 10 pages or so the laptop would of slowed down however with this one after 50 pages open 1 with a video stream running the laptop showed no signs of slowing it is awesome for browsing comes close to beating my base unit i have which is the similar spec.

I know you might think yeah yeah he is saying this because it is his latest toy to play with, but this is the best laptop i have ever used and i spent a lot of time looking into new laptops before i went rushing in to buy one..


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mythdata 08.09.2009 15:58

Exceptional consumer review.:O)

kevin121 04.09.2009 11:58

4 gig is certainly huge! Very well reviewed.

Ruby.xo 06.08.2009 18:36

Great review, like how you've set this out and there is lots of detail and useful information here. well done! xxxxxx

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