is hp pavilion dv8t good laptop for engineering student?
i am studying electronics and communication engineering and want to buy hp dv8t is it good laptop as i want to use it all four years of my engineering What are the requirements of a laptop that an ece engineering student needs please answer both the questions and also suggest some good laptops for this field of engineering
Best choice friend…. Its one of the best lap for engineering student…. Go for it… Enjoy… For your reference here is the specifications
HP Pavilion dv8t Specifications
Diagonal Screen Size : 18.4″ diagonal
Max Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Technology : High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display
Type : Intel® CoreTM i5-430M Dual Core processor
Speed : 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53GHz
Cache : 3MB L2
Type : Intel® CoreTM i5-520M Dual Core processor
Speed : 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz
Cache : 3MB L2
Type : Intel® CoreTM i7-720QM Quad Core processor
Speed : 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
Cache : 6MB L3
Type : Intel® CoreTM i7-820QM Quad Core Processor
Speed : 1.73GHz with Turbo Boost up to3.06GHz
Cache : 8MB L3
4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Total Slots : 2
Max : 8GB
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner (optional)
FREE Upgrade to 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
640GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (320GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1TB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
448GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (SSD 128GB + 320GB 7200RPM)
756GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (SSD 256GB + 500GB 7200RPM)
Ethernet (LAN): Integrated 10/100/1000 Gig Ethernet LAN(RJ-45 connector)
WLAN : Intel Wireless-N Card
Bluetooth : Optional
Altec Lansing stereo speakers
4 x USB (4th shared with eSATA port)
1 x Expansion Port 3 connector
1 x IEEE 1394 Firewire
1 x HDMI
Lightscribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Card Reader : 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
HP Pavilion Webcam
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard)
Two 8 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries (standard)
AC Adapter : HP Pavilion additional 120W
Battery Life : 3.5 hours (8 cell)+++
AC Adapter : 120W
Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Espresso Black)
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, One Year
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Two Years
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Four Years
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Width : 17.16″
Depth : 11.25″
Height : 1.32″ – 1.72″
Weight : 8.77 lbs
Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (1 pair)
Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (2 pair)
Office Software Choices :
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010
Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2010
Microsoft® Office Professional 2010
Security Software Choices :
Norton Internet SecurityTM 60-day subscription (included)
Norton Internet SecurityTM 2010 – 15 Month Subscription (activation required)
Norton 360TM – 15 Months (product activation required)
Norton Internet SecurityTM 2010 – 2 Year Subscription (activation required)
Norton Internet SecurityTM 2010 – 3 Year Subscription (product activation required)
Photo and Movie Editing Software :
Adobe® PhotoShop® Elements 8
Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8
Corel® PaintShop(TM) Pro X3
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 8
CyberLink PowerDirector 8 Platinum
BackUp and Media Management Software Choices :
Roxio BackOnTrack 3
Roxio BackOnTrack 3 Deluxe
HP MediaSmart puts Entertainment at your fingertips (included)
Would this make a good gaming computer?
—3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor
— 3MB L3 cache and 2.6GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz.
—Intel® Core™ i5 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost.
–Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
–6GB DDR3 memory
expandable to 16GB.
–Note: Optical drive not included
—Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
–15.6″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
1920 x 1080 resolution
—1TB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
—Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics
With 2GB DDR5 dedicated video memory for lush images. HDMI output
—Ultrabay swappable drive bay
—6-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital Pro, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
—2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port
—Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
—Bluetooth 4.0 interface
—Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
—Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN
I'm looking for something that can run Skyrim on ultra,
I'd LIKE it to run BF3, Starcraft 2, and perhaps Crysis.
Any comments on that particular models performance on each of those games or just in regards to its over all quality would be greatly appreciated. I'm somewhat nooby at computers so if my wishes are ridiculous, I apologize. Also, sorry for the long question
That's a decent gaming rig.
You'd be able to run all those games no problem.
New labtop with that music thing?
I saw a commercial about that new labtop that comes with that new music program, and on the commercial was a black man wearing some kind of mask bobbing his head to the beat…i want to now the name of the laptop and a link to where i can purchase one.
There are so many good products in the market its really difficult to choose one but I made up my mind to choose this and guess what I am very much satisfied
HP Pavilion dm4-1060us 14.1-Inch Laptop
*Intel Core i5-430M processor 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53 GHz; 4GB DDR3 System Memory – Max supported = 8GB;
*14.0 inch diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768); Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total graphics memory;
*Brushed aluminum finish with the stream design in argento; HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone;
*Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector); Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth
*3 Universal Serial Bus 2.0, 3rd port shared with eSATA; 1 HDMI; 1 eSATA + USB 2.0; 1 VGA; 1 RJ -45; 1 Headphone-out; 1 Microphone-in
*HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader; 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
*SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support; Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec Lansing speakers
Also check out at Ebay there are really good deals going
Which laptop is for gaming? (High intensive games)?
I am playing games like, Warcraft, Dota, Audition. My budget is $1.7k(singapore currency). Please recommend me the brand and model which is suitable for me.
I would recommend a alienware m17 this is the ultimate gaming laptop. The specs are really good.
Windows Vista® Ultimate
(32- and 64-bit)
Processors, Chipset & MemoryIntel® Core™2 Duo and Extreme Processors
(6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Quad and Extreme Processors
(12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Intel® PM45 + ICH9M-E Chipset
Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
2 dedicated SO-DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Graphics & VideoSingle Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 – CrossFireX Enabled!
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4850 – CrossFireX Enabled!
Video in: Integrated HD TV (ATSC) Tuner (Coaxial) – optional
Video/TV out: One HDMI 1.3b Connector
Video/TV out: One VGA Connector
StorageSingle Hard Drive
5400 RPM – Up to 320GB SATA
7200 RPM – Up to 500GB SATA
Dual Hard Drives in RAID 0
5400 RPM – Up to 640GB
(2 x 320GB)
7200 RPM – Up to 1TB
(2 x 500GB)
8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW) w/ LightScribe Technology
Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
Internal Intel WiFi Link 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N
Integrated Bluetooth 2.1
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 (1000 Mbps)
AudioHigh-Definition Digital Audio
Integrated 4 Channel Support
Up to 7.1 Support Through Digital Out
Two Speakers with Subwoofer
1 Auto-Sensing Headphone Jack
1 Auto-Sensing Microphone Jack
1 TOSlink Digital Out Optical Audio
Peripheral Connections3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 port)
IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
7-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MS/MSPRO/RS-MMC/MMC)
LCD Panel17-inch Widescreen WUXGA
1920 x 1200 with Clearview and 2.0 Megapixel Webcam with Vertical Tilt
17-inch Widescreen WXGA+
1440 x 900 with 2.0 Megapixel Webcam with Vertical Tilt
Battery12 Cell Lithium-ION Battery
Keyboard & TouchpadFull Size Keyboard with Separate Numeric Keypad
Full Size Illuminated Keyboard with Separate Numeric Keypad
Full Size Touchpad with Scroll Functionality
Instant Access Buttons include:
Windows Media Player
SecurityAlienSense Facial Recognition Software
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
1 Kensington Lock Slot
Case & ChassisDesign
Ripley – Alienware's newest design
Skullcap – The classic Alienware design
Weight: 9.5 lbs
and it has a good price to From $1,099
hi , what is the difference between a laptop and a notebook?
This was the definition a while ago, but I'm not sure if it still applies.
The Notebook Computer
A standard notebook has the following features:
1. Ultralight. Less weight is better.
2. 4 – 5 hour battery life.
3. No internal floppy drive.
4. Minimal graphics subsystem.
5. No internal DVD or CD system.
6. 12″ – 14″ TFT screen.
7. Low profile (thin).
8. Integrated modem and network connection.
9. Smallest possible keyboard that retains functionality.
10. Low power consumption Celeron/Centrino or Sempron style processor
In essence a notebook computer is designed to provide mobile computing that won't break your back yet still offer all the power the mobile users requires for work and some leisure pursuits. This portability normally comes at a price. The level of minituarization involved comes at a cost and high end notebooks can prove to be quite expensive.
The Laptop Computer
Now for the laptop computer. Again look at the name. A laptop is designed to sit on your lap and you can therefore expect it to be quite large and loaded down with features and power. The
The standard laptop computer would have some ,if not all, of the following features:
1. 14″ – 17″ (widescreen) TFT screen.
2. Nvidia GeForce or ATI Radeon graphics subsystem.
3. Internal DVD-ROM or DVD-RW drive
4. Large full featured keyboard.
5. 3 hour+ battery life.
7. Integrated modem, network, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities.
8. High quality integrate audio and speaker system.
9. Low power consumption, high performance Intel Centrino style processor.
From reading the above information you'll see that the notebook is the exact opposite of the laptop. Notebooks offer reasonable power and extreme portability. Laptops are designed to be capable of replacing an entire desktop PC if necessary whilst still offering desktop performance in a mobile platform. Hopefully this article has helped clear up the differences between both classes of portable computers. As time and technology moves on the line between laptop and notebook will continue to blue but for right now it's still clearly defined and driven by the demands of the portable computer market.
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