Well guys let me know if this is a good Cyber Monday Deal or not, cuz im thinking about getting it to being my next-gen laptop for the next 2+ years.
Saw this deal today and it is too tempting to pass:
Here is the config I got:
HP Pavilion dv8t Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
50% OFF! 8GB DDR3 System Memory
FREE Upgrade to 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Espresso Black)
Intel Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
No TV Tuner w/remote control
HP Color Matching Keyboard
Extra 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
SAVE $30! Norton Internet Security(TM) 2009 - 15 Month Subscription
Memory card reader 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
Ports 4 USB (4th shared with eSATA port),1 Expansion Port 3 connector
Additional Ports IEEE 1394 Firewire, HDMI
Audio Altec Lansing stereo speakers
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Adapter 120W AC Adapter
Dimensions 17.16 (W) x 11.25" (D) x 1.32" (min H)/1.72" (max H)
Weight 8.77 lbs
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gig Ethernet LAN(RJ-45 connector)
PC Card Slot 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot
Webcam HP Pavilion Webcam
Security SW Norton Internet Security 60-day subscription
Multimedia and Entertainment HP MediaSmart, HP Games by Wild Tangent
Warranty 1-year limited hardware support
Support 30-Days Free Limited Software, 1-year limited hardware
Coupon: –$450.00 Price after rebate: 1,268.99
2-year HP Care Pack Accidental Damage Protection Service for HP Pavilion Laptop PC
+ Free Shipping.
I know HP is not the best brand but with these settings I think this monster can handle anything for production and the gaming I will be interested for next year is Star Craft 3, Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIV. These would be the only games I will be playing on this laptop, The rest is for 3D modeling/animation, web stuff, and game production.
I think this is a good special discount because it has 8G of ram which is super important, the i7chip runs flawlessly 8 virtual cores, BD if I need to pop in a BRD, web cam for pron with Niero, the video card is not the best, but honestly I think it will do more than well for those games I mentioned.
I looked around and did not see any specials that would offer everything that is listed here for at least $2,500+.
So for final assurance I turn to the Dtoid Nerd Squad for final confirmation.
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