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    Question HP 6715B laptop

    Hmm not 100% if this is the right place to post, but portables sounds about right!

    I'm looking for a laptop to take away to uni, something pretty fast-ish and relatively big HDD. I found this HP system, just wondered if anyone knows if its any good...or any alternatives

    ps. Budget is around the £500 mark. HP spec as follows;

    * Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 - 1.8GHz
    * RAM: 1024MB DDR2-667MHz Upgradeable to 4096 MB maximum
    * Hard Drive: 120GB Serial ATA 5400rpm
    * Screen: 15.4" Widescreen BrightView TFT (1280x800 - 16:10)
    * Optical Drive: DVD±RW Super Multi Double Layer
    * Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g
    * Warranty: 1 Year
    * Battery life Up to 4h20min (up to 8hr25min with HP Extended Life Battery)
    * Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.5 (at front) x 35.7 x 26.5 cm
    * Weight Starting at 2.6 kg
    * Expansion slots Slots available for additional devices: 1 Type I/II PC Card slot supports both 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit cards
    * I/O ports and connectors 4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), power connector, RJ-11, RJ-45, S-video TV out
    * Security HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Optional HP Fingerprint Sensor, HP 3D DriveGuard, optional Smart Card Reader Kensington Lock slot
    * Operating System: Windows XP Pro

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    £500 is perhaps a little too much for that system but its quite good.

    You could get the new dell vostro 1500 with the following specs.

    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 ( equivalent to if not better than the amd)
    2 GB of RAM
    15.4" Widescreen Glossy (1280 x 800)
    Geforce 8400GS (dedicated graphics)
    1 year warranty
    6 or 9 cell battery

    All the usual extras

    OS is vista business or ultimate though.

    This on the net comes to £515 but im sure if you called you would get £50 off that price.

    You would be able to play some games on this if that appeals.. Like half life 2 (Counterstrike)

    check it out, they do a 14" version to if that appeals

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