Originally Posted by Krista
This looks like a pretty good deal. What do you all think of this for basic use with occaisional light gaming (WoW). I'd recommend an addition more memory personally.
I wonder how easy it is to upgrade the processor to a turion.http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...53&dcaid=17653
A couple of thoughts:
1: This unit looks pretty sweet for the money ($600- $640)... but has anyone seen anything like the above (business class HP machine) in the W I D E S C R E E N format?
I ask the above, because I'm looking for a laptop to tide me over for a while that's not a alot of $$$$... This model looks interesting.... (Although I'm really looking for something in the widescreen format... and has to have a DVD burner, Dual layer...)
Picked up a Acer 4062WLMi (LX.TAK05.301) the other day from SamsClub for $571.71
Intel Pentium M Processor 740 (2MB L2 cache, 1.73GHz, 533MHz FSB);
512MB (256/256) DDR2 533 SDRAM;
80GB hard drive;
integrated Dual DVD drive (DVD+/-RW);
15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900;
802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem.
While the above is "ok", battery life is only around 2 hours with stock battery (2000mh), there is a 4000mh battery...
GPU is VERY weak, bought the unit while getting "milk, bread".. since it was on markdown, didn't have time to research the specs on the unit... So I am interested in a model like linked to above.
Would prefer a unit with a better GPU... one that has better battery life... Was impressed with the screen on the ACER.
Think the business line of HP's have a magnesium alloy case/re-inforcement... ACER case of course being plastic, and has allot of flex to it..
If ANYONE knows of any "deals" out there, please speak up... While "new" is prefered, Refurb is ok...