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Buying new laptop - HP dv2637TX - will this be good enough for media editing?

burntheladleburntheladle Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm looking to buy a new laptop for uni, as my current laptop is an 18" Toshiba and is very heavy to lug around.

I have an oppertunity to buy a HP dv2637tx at a manager's special price of AU$1600 (retail is normally $2000, but someone returned one after only owning it for a day, completely fantastic condition and they've restored it to factory settings) - only catch is, I have to buy it TODAY.

I need a laptop that will run Flash, Photoshop, and possibly Premiere/AfterEffects and run them well enough that they won't be frustrating to use. It would be nice if it could run WoW also. My current laptop does all this but off the top of my head I can't think of the model number so I can't compare the specs. I don't really know much about specs, so I don't know if this will do what I need it to do - the salesman seems to think it would, but I thought I'd check.

Important Specs are:
Processor - Intel Core Duo T7500 2.20Ghz
RAM: 2048MB DDR2 (but this is upgradeable to 4gig, I think)
250gig HHD - (but I run most of my stuff off my external HHD anyway, so I'm not worried about HHD size really).
Video Card: GeForce 8400M GS upto 319mb (I don't know what this means? The salesman suggested a GeForce 8600 would be better, but a 8400 would do. I can't get an 8600 unless I buy a MacBook Pro or get a much larger laptop)

It also has DVD burner with lightscribe, 14.1" screen, inbuilt webcam, Firewire, 5-in-1 Card Reader (I don't know what this is...?), Infrared, and comes with Vista home.

The most attractive thing is that it's only 2.5k with the 14" screen, but still has a keyboard that's fairly easy to type with.


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  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    my wife has a dv2000. don't know the actual model. she loves it. its nice and small, but i personally can't stand tehh touchpad on it, its super sensitive. other than that its great. we have two hp laptops and are happy with both of them

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