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Time for ethlar's photo gear thread in the photography forum! I've seen dents nikon stuff. Don't think I've seen your gear.
 

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I remember when Ethan, Dawn, Ryan and I(maybe other peeps) met up in VA when I first got the Volks. Ethan opened up his trunk and he had 3 bags of gear that took up most of the rooom in the trunk. Madness!!!
 

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HP DM4-3050us ($619 before rebate and $469 after rebate)

  • Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (2.50 GHz); Enjoy an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
  • 6GB installed memory
  • 750GB hard drive
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • Beats Audio™ with 2 speakers and a subwoofer
  • 6-cell 55WHr lithium-ion battery, Up to 6 hours and 30 minutes of battery life
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
or
Dell Inspiron 14RN-1227BK 14" Laptop ($449 before rebate and $349 after rebate)

  • Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor (2.3GHz)
  • 6GB installed memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 14.0" HD WLED True-Life (1366x768) with webcam
  • 8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
  • Intel© Centrino© Wireless-N 1030 with Bluetooth
  • 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 6-Cell, LION, Primary Battery
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, (64Bit)
I've always like HP's so I'm leaning towards that one but wanted to see what others though.. The only difference I can tell is of course the Core i5 vs Core i3.. Bigger HD on the HP.. and HP has "beats Audio".

So for $120 is it worth it? I think so but wanted to see what others thought. :)

Thanks! :D
 

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without looking it up, I'm guessing that HP has better graphic capabilities... ?
 

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i recently had a had a horrible experience with dell, so id go with the hp if i had to choose between the two
 

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That's true too ^^^

I don't know if it's purely based on the quantity of dells floating around, but I hear way more complaints/issues/repairs on dell first hand.
 

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isnt dell getting out of the home computer game soon and focusing on enterprise solutions
 

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that I don't know about. I'm sure they can turn a larger profit off the racks/server side of things
 

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without looking it up, I'm guessing that HP has better graphic capabilities... ?

Both have "Intel HD Graphics 3000" so nothing fancy. Basic which is okay with me.

i recently had a had a horrible experience with dell, so id go with the hp if i had to choose between the two

I've never personally owned a Dell laptop/desktop. At work that's all we use/that's all I work on when at work. I've owned 2 HP laptops in the past with only issue being running hot (it was AMD processor) and wireless card stopped working (bought a micro-USB wireless adapter for cheap)
 

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From my roommates experience I would go with the HP. Dell tends to have it's own "plug in" parts that can only be bought through Dell which tend to be higher in price. Not sure if they still do this as my roommates comp. the expericed this was fairly old.

That being said we just bought my dad a Dell Inspirion 620 tower for his birthday. He just plays web games and internet so anything would work for him.

  • Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor (3.30GHz, 3MB Cache)
  • 8GB installed memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 16X DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • Intel® HD Graphics 2000
  • 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Dell Wireless 1502 802.11n WLAN
 

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My personal recommendation has always been Dell, even if the prices are slightly cheaper elsewhere. Their build quality tends to be superior to everyone else, in my experiences. Does that mean you won't get a bad computer or part here and there? Of course not, but that could be said for any company.
 

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a bad part every now and then is expected, but 3 motherboard replacements, and 4 whole computer replacements in 2 years? and it was 2 different models cause they eventually stopped making the one i originally bought
 

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I've heard of more problems first hand on the laptop side of dell, than the tower side.
 

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a bad part every now and then is expected, but 3 motherboard replacements, and 4 whole computer replacements in 2 years? and it was 2 different models cause they eventually stopped making the one i originally bought
Sorry to hear ethlar, I've been extremely lucky then. I've been a Dell customer since 1998 and have gone through numerous desktops and laptops without any issues at all. The only time they had a chance to ruin it for me was when they shipped me a brand new laptop with a loose screw rattling around inside, which I thankfully caught before I powered it on.
I've heard of more problems first hand on the laptop side of dell, than the tower side.
Yeah, most of the Dell disaster stories I've read about were laptops.
 

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  • 6GB installed memory
  • 750GB hard drive
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • Beats Audio™ with 2 speakers and a subwoofer
  • 6-cell 55WHr lithium-ion battery, Up to 6 hours and 30 minutes of battery life
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

I bought this one about 2 weeks ago. :)
 

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Sooooooo....having issues again with my comp. This time is something to do with the booting up process, in a nutshell....it doesn't start up. It will get to point where the Win logo is supposed to come up but I get a black screen and I get the little blinking "dos" icon/white bar.

I can get it to work after a couple times of hitting F10 and telling it to boot of the hard drive. Usually take 3-4 times of doing this to get it to work properly. I am just leaving the comp on now, lol.
 

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