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Looking for a laptop to buy for when I go uni and found this

  • 17" Screen
  • AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-85 • 2.3 Ghz, Level 2 cache 2 MB
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
  • 4096 MB Memory
  • 500 GB HDD
  • Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
  • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
  • LAN / WIFI / Bluetooth
  • 4 (4th shared with Esata port) USB 2.0, 1 HDMI connector, 1 eSata connector, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, expansion port, 2 headphones-out, 1 mic-in, 1 IEEE 1394, Consumer IR, cable docking connector
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire® Video Capture Interface
  • 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display - 1600 x 900
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 - Up to 2302 MB total graphics memory with 512 MB dedicated DDR3
  • HP Pavilion Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone. VGA low-light
  • 41.26 cm (L) x 27.7 cm (W) x 3.5 cm (min H)/4.32 cm (max H)

for £650Has everything I need, big screen, big hard drive, good memory, firewire I/O, and a processor that supports virtualization (so when Windows 7 comes about I can use XP Mode) Only thing I can think that is missing is a blu-ray player, is this much of a problem? Can you guys spot anything else that's missing or not too good? Is the graphics card decent enough?

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Personally would ditch it and try find an Intel based laptop.

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Bought an acer timeline 5810t at the beginning of the month.The 'speakers' if you can call them that are f*ck*ng sh*t. So low, can't watch youtube videos unles they're loud. Or music unless it's high quality.

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Personally would ditch it and try find an Intel based laptop.
Every Intel based laptop I've found has no virtualization technology, except some £1k+ ones but I'm not really on going that high.
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