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Reply #2800 on: March 26, 2018, 02:44:00 PM

Seems decent.
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Reply #2801 on: March 26, 2018, 04:06:51 PM

Hard drive is a bit small at 256GB (if you want to game with it that is) but otherwise that looks like a decent deal.

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Reply #2802 on: March 26, 2018, 04:10:00 PM

It has an empty 2.5" drive bay. 256 GB is actually a decent sized SSD at that price (many only have 128 GB).

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Reply #2803 on: March 26, 2018, 04:12:48 PM

Ah ok, if you can add another drive then that becomes a good deal.

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Reply #2804 on: March 26, 2018, 04:22:00 PM

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Reply #2805 on: March 28, 2018, 07:05:24 PM

In 2011, I bought this laptop at 40% off, for about AUD $700. Everyone said don't buy a HP laptop, they're shit:

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HP Pavilion DV6-6137tx
Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
750GB SATA HDD
Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
15.6` High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display(1366 x 768)
High definition Beats Audio
ATI Radeon HD 6770M Graphics
10/100/1000 LAN, 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth
Webcam, fingerprint reader, Multimedia card reader
1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 1 x RJ-45
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

I just switched out the HDD for a A$172 Crucial MX500 SSD, replaced the deceased battery for about A$50, and installed a third-party video driver called Leshcat UniFL. I wanted a second desktop machine in another room -- it's hooked up to a monitor at 1920x1200 and running with the lid closed, like a desktop -- to play Elite Dangerous and occasionally work from home... but I just bought a car, so I can't afford another PC yet.

So far, it runs everything I've thrown at it from my Steam library (okay, so I probably need to buy something from 2018). As long as some other part doesn't die soon, this 7-year-old machine has been an insanely good purchase, and recently a fun project. I have also ordered a well-reviewed $25 cooling pad that supposedly improves it more. I'm moving a Roccat Sova couch gaming keyboard between the two PCs, which is pretty easy as my mouse plugs into the keyboard so I just have to connect/disconnect one front USB cord.
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Reply #2806 on: March 31, 2018, 06:17:10 PM

I ended up missing the deal I asked about initially - by the time I got the approval from my wife it was sold out. I'm still in the market to upgrade my gaming PC though.

What manufacturers are pretty decent laptops now? ASUS, MSI and Dell/Alienware all look like they're still solid. Though the later is generally overpriced.
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Reply #2807 on: April 01, 2018, 09:26:01 PM

EDIT: Never mind, late to the party. Although that link shows back in stock at $1049, which still isn't bad. I've been happy with my MSI, although the 870M is definitely showing its age.

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