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    Think how it feels having to work with you...
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    http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?e=1067814 >> after much ado, i think i've found a decent machine. I've compare it like for like with a similar spec Apple and it beats it hand down on spec and on price. Comments welcome


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    Apple are the easiest way of turning a lot of cash into not so much laptop.

    It looks a decent beast.
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    Looks pretty sweet, apparently there is not much difference between i5 and i7 so you could save there, and I'm a nvidia fan, but that card is pretty good, for me the biggest problem would be living your life on 15.6 inches.

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    Can always throw on a decent sized monitor and a dock.
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    That would be the story, great for lots of photoshopping!

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    I already have a Dell 24" monitor, so the screen is neither her nor there for me


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    I would but HPs suffixes confuse me alot. I get the HP bit. I get the Pavillion bit. I understand there are DV6 and DV7 versions, but the 6C38TX vs the 7008TX vs etc etc is really confusing me, I will be back in a little while, i need to concentrate :/


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    Hewlett-Packard computer systems were annoying (for us)a few years back in the sense that if a part gave up the ghost you could only purchase the new part from them ,at an inflated price because they were different to the standard. Could be different with the laptop you are considering buying now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
    I would but HPs suffixes confuse me alot. I get the HP bit. I get the Pavillion bit. I understand there are DV6 and DV7 versions, but the 6C38TX vs the 7008TX vs etc etc is really confusing me, I will be back in a little while, i need to concentrate :/
    Usually they build in some regional code so they know where the model was sold. It is also a neat way for resellers to offer a "guarantee" you won't get the same model cheaper anywhere else ('cos they change the model number slightly as a failsafe)
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    I've actually decided to go for the next model, The HP Pavilion DV7-7008TX;
    Windows® 7 Home Premium 64
    Intel® Core i7-3610QM
    2.3 GHz
    8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Intel® Smart Response Technology with 2 TB SATA (5400 rpm)and a 32GB SLC mSATA
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    802.11b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth
    41.6 x 27.4 x 3.52 cm

    In shiny black. Along with a Wacom tablet pen and touch, PS6 and LR4

    All that for less than it costs for a Macbook Pro with an inferior spec



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    But with a macbook all your friends will now your cool and arty!
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    I am very confused and overwhelmed right now.


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    and thanks to everyone for the debate, I was VERY close to switching to APPLE you nearly got me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
    and thanks to everyone for the debate, I was VERY close to switching to APPLE you nearly got me
    Don't worry, as long as you don't mind spending more money, you can make a smart decision another day

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    Dear i read out your problem on first page and i think you should be purchase new technology lap top
    You should go on a shop and purchase i5 the new technology laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
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    I am very confused and overwhelmed right now.
    Hi Paul, how do you find the Wacom tablet? Looking at getting one and would be great to hear of you experience with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smix View Post
    Hi Paul, how do you find the Wacom tablet? Looking at getting one and would be great to hear of you experience with it.
    I'm actually finding it a very difficult transition. I am trying really hard to use it but I am so familiar with my mouse and have so much control of my mouse that i'm not sure how useful it is going to be


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    I too had difficulty with one, I borrowed my son's very new model but could not get comfortable. I have a very good gaming mouse (Logitech G9x) that allows me to change the dpi to make it move very slowly if needed, like when selecting things, and a large very flat gaming mouse pad ($80) and I am so used to lots of keyboard shortcuts, it was too hard to switch over.
    I think for graphics artists they would be a must have though.

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    +1 to both of those, I try and use it, I get frustrated and use a mouse. Sometimes it works well but its awkward for me.
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    Thanks for that guys. Even though they don't cost too much, it looks like I'll pass on getting one...
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