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By: JeffC | July 17, 2009

I went with an HP Pavilion dv6z laptop.  It has all the features I wanted, plus some, and did not cost a lot more than I wanted to spend.  The only thing I did not like was the weird size of the 12-cell battery.  It will be interesting to see how it works.  See the photo below.  

See how the battery sticks out and is not flush with the bottom of the laptop?  That's odd.  But maybe it will help improve airflow and keep the CPU cooler.


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By: JeffC | July 13, 2009

What's the Story?
I'm in the market for a new laptop.  I've been happy with my HP Pavilion dv6000 but I need something that will run 64-bit Vista  (I'm giving in!), a little more horsepower, and more hard drive space (so I can dual-boot with XP).  Most of my clients still have Windows XP but I'm starting to see more Vista PCs and Windows 7 is just around the corner.
 
What do I pick?
I'm leaning towards Dell, HP, or maybe Lenovo. I have heard and read some good things about the Lenovo ThinkPads.  I'm keeping an eye out on each of the Outlets on their sites for a good deal.
 
The Specs
I'll probably get a laptop with a little more horsepower than what most people need because of the work I do but not quite as much as a hard-core gamer (more ...

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