URGENT!!! PLZ HELP...(sorry for such a long post)
I'll be happy if this models can play CRYSIS atleast at low settings , obviously in DX9 mode. Thatz enuf for me!!! ....These are the models i have chosen with money as main constraint...
Pavilion DV6910TX Laptop with 3 GB (New model) (COST- ARND RS.51000)
Processor: Centrino - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750 (2.00 GHz),(Intel 965PM Express Chipset / 2MB L2 Cache / 667 Mhz FSB)
Oprating system: Windows Vista Home Premium Memory: 3 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 (667 MHz)Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM)Optical : Super Multi Drive DVD +RW/ +R Writer Light ScribeGraphics: NVIDIA GeForce GS 8400M -256MB Dedicated
Display: 15.4" WideScreen (WXGA) with BrightView TechnologyFinger Print Reader, Remote Control, Bluetooth. Integrated Web Cam & Microphones, 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader, Integrated 802.11b/g Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, ExpressCard/54 Slot, S-Video TV Out / IEEE 1394a / 3 USB 2.0, IR Remote, 6 Cell Lithium Battery, Weight 2.60 kg.Warranty: One year warranty (option to extend three years)Software: HP QuickPlay, HP Mobile Express Card Remote Control HP Photosmart Premier, Norton Antivirus (60 days live update), MS Works 8.5, Acrobat Reader 8.0, Muvee Autoproducer, Cyberlink DVD Suite, HP Games
DELL VOSTRO 1710 (COST - RS.52614)
Processors Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5850(2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Operating SystemGenuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
Memory3GBDual Channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM5.
ChipsetWith discrete graphics: Intel® PM965 Express chipset
GraphicsDiscrete Graphic Card: 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GS Graphics
LCD Display17" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440 x 900 screen resolution) with anti-glare coating
Audio and SpeakersTwo channel high definition audio codec;
Hard Drives5400RPM: 250 GB
Optical DrivesFixed Internal 8x DVD / 24x CDRW Combo Slot Load Drive including Software
Power6-cell 58WHr Li-Ion Battery
Cameraintegrated 1.3 mega pixel webcam in LCD back with camera indicator and (1) digital microphone
Intel® Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/g Mini Card Wireless
Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth® Module (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)
Ports, Slots, ChassisExternally Accessible
(6) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
15-pin VGA video connector
Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)
AC adapter connector
Microphone in & Headphone jack
4-pin IEEE 1394 port
8-in-1 media memory card reader
54 mm ExpressCard slot
Optional External Modem via USB port
Internal Card Slots
Dimensions & Weight
Width: 15.5" (393mm)
Height: 1.32" (33.6mm) front / 1.59" (40.5mm) back
Depth: 11.3" (286mm)
Weight: Starting weight at 7.07 lbs (3.21 kg)7
1)The main difference is GPU which is very important for
gaming. DELL gives 8600m gs while HP gives 8400m gs.
2) HP has service centers are everywhere in India whereas DELL doesn't have any?. I am not sure how reliable is DELL service without any physical existence.
3) HP ilaptops are in a offer period now and it comes with a 8.2 MP digicam free .
I am not able to decide between DELL superior config and HP reliable service centers.
Can u guyz tell me howz DELL's service in India, any personal experiences ?. If its good and if the cost is also negotiable with DELL,its my first choice.so guys can u tell me how to bargain with sales rep. How to approach him for any discount.
Incase if i didnt get discount and If 'CRYSIS' is playable at low seetings in 8400m gs, ill go for HP b'cos 8600m gs also doesn't make it playable at high settings.
So my questions are:
1) Are both these laptops ok for games like 'CRYSIS' at low settings?
2) Howz DELL's service in India?
3) Is DELL's cost negotiable and how shd i do that?
4) are there any other 15"/17" laptops available in Indian market with nvidia 8600m gs in Cost range of 50k-53k?
Guyz plz. help me in this regard. HP's offer is valid only till tomorrow. i have to decide it by tonite.