Originally Posted by gazar
I think what you mean is here that I am from Australia and have a US model laptop???
Well I am currently holidaying here and bought the laptop from circuit city when it was priced at 1799 to take back to Aus. The model numbers are different in Australia just like the Toshibas.
OK i just checked it out. I am watching a movie right now for about 2 hours and the area that gets hot is just on the right to the touchpad. Its actually the battery heat that i can feel and well i would classify it as warm, but i am used to it and it does not bother me. The heat in the area is the same as when i play HL2, but since its my right wrist that rests in the area I never use that area as my hand is busy with the mouse. The keyboard itself is not hot. Its just the area above the battery that feels warm. When doing light tasks as word processing, emailing, surfing the web. It feels fine.
I think i am going to try running the laptop without the battery to see if the area is just as hot. Will let you know how i go.
Hello again Gazar,
Silly me. Didn't notice you listed your "location" as "land of Oz".
Any how, what I was saying was that with Toshiba notebooks the model # for the same model is different for Canadians and Americans. I haven't had a chance to check the US HP site yet. Assumed it would be the same with HP's. Anyway...
Thanks for your input about your zd8110us! It's very interesting that when you play HL2 only the area to the right of the touchpad get's "warm". Not the keyboard. Perhaps that means HP has finally found a way to keep the P4 chip cooler. Because in previous verisons of the 8xxx series they keyboard area was damn hot. Perhaps not "damn hot" but giving off more heat than I'd care for.
As I said, in comparison, the Toshiba Qosmio's have always been "cool to the touch" for me. When I visit a BestBuy or FutureShop to look at. Then again the Qosmio uses the Centrino chip.
In any event, when I get the chance I'm going to either a BB or FS to take a look at the new zd8110us. It's a good deal for $2500.00 (Cdn) IMHO.
Hope you had fun in the US mate.