Originally Posted by josepidal
So you'd go for the HP NC8430?
Incidentally, I also have a student disccount for an IBM Thinkpad Z61m with a special student 3-year acccident warranty for $1,293, and I was wondering if this is a better deal than other alternatives:
Core due 1.83mhz processor.
ATI X1400 128MB video card.
15.4" WSXGA+ screen.
1 GB RAM.
80 GB 5400 rpm HDD.
Keep in mind that you're posting in the HP section of the site, so people here probally saying to buy the HP (since they own a HP)...
Posting the same question on the Asus section of the board and your probally going to have Asus owners saying to buy the Asus.
That being said consider your needs, and fiqure in warranty repair service. I've heard the business side of HP provides "business level" type support.
You may want to talk with Tommi
to fill you in with all the details:http://www.notebookforums.com/post2356320-2.html
Originally Posted by Tommi
HP Compaq nw8240 Review -w/pics
Let's start with the requirements I had for my laptop. I needed a mobile workstation for 3D design, graphics design, video & audio editing, and programming. I also watch movies and do some gaming on my leasure time, and therefore the capability of the computer to serve as an entertainment center was important as well.http://www.notebookforums.com/thread84052.html
Note that Tommi says Build Quality 9/10 (7.5%)
The computer is made of sturdy magnesium alloy
Depending on your needs, if you plan on "gaming" you might want to read thru this to see how the GPU (the video card) of the units you are thinking about rate:http://www.notebookforums.com/thread157799.html
PS: I think there are a few posts about the best GPU to get if you're doing 3D CAD design... What design programs "like" in a GPU.