Macbook Pro gets its ass whopped by HP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by firefoxnx, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. firefoxnx macrumors member

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    Woa! Has anyone checked out the latest specs on the HP Pavilion dv9000t (C2D)?

    2 x 100GB HDD, HD-DVD drive, 256MB VRAM, webcam. All for under $2,500.

    Its CNet's recommended laptop for this holiday season. Ouch, Ouch!! Sucks to be a MBP owner :eek:
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I've always liked HP kit. If you want a Windows laptop, this is the one to get easily. However, since it doesn't run OSX, there's no way I'd buy it over a Mac.
     
  3. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    Sucks to be a troll... :rolleyes:
     
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Since when does C|net ever recommend a non-Windows-XP computer? Taking buying advice from a bunch of corporate shills rather than what you come to use and prefer, urm... right.

    Apart from the grainy display on my MBP I'm totally pleased with my current machine.
     
  5. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    7.7 lbs:eek: Too bad it isn't usable as a portable.

    I have said it before and I will say it again: HP makes crappy computers. It may look good on paper but when you get it home (maybe down the road) you will regret it.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Wow... if only hardware specs were the sole reason to buy computers. :rolleyes:

    Just a couple of points:

    * it weighs a pound more than the 17"MBP.

    * it only has the resolution of the 15" MBP - and it weighs almost 50% more than that

    * it's 50% thicker than any MBP

    Sucks to be a HP Pavilion dv9000t owner.
     
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  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Erm, how's that?
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well at least C|net tried hard to polish a turd.

     
  10. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, im more in this boat. :)
     
  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    No plug and play?
     
  12. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    So you are less likely to hit it when you are typing.

    Macs have this too, it is an option in the OS, no need for a switch.
     
  13. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Strange. I don't have that trouble.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Darn. Here I was, thinking it was an on/off switch for the neon backlight on the trackpad, to make sure it doesn't conflict with the neon underlight on the mouse.
     
  15. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Neither do I. If you do have this problem, wouldn't be a problem when you don't have a mouse connected too?
     
  16. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone that's had to deal with HP's customer service knows that the $2,500 would be better spent on a decent 357 magnum and a box of ammunition. Putting a hole in your foot with it would feel better and still leave you $1,500 to play with.
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The rating they gave this machine was very close to what the MBP received.

    And, the MBP is the top entry in their mainstream laptop category (MacBook tops their thin and light category).

    DV9000t was listed in the Desktop replacement/gaming category, and only comes in fourth in that class.
     
  18. firefoxnx thread starter macrumors member

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    Can't wait for the next MBP update

    Yuck, 1,440x900 is pretty bad for any screen size. More weight, larger size and Windows are definitely cons.

    Price, Dual HDD's, HD-DVD makes for a sweet deal. Thats where MBP falls behind as well. Can't wait for the next MBP update.
     
  19. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    Coming from Windows world, I now know that horsepower isn't everything. Then again, it would be nice if Apple could offer some better choices on my Mac Pro.
     
  20. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    As others have pointed out in this thread, and as the reviewer states in the review:
    That, plus I don't see a way to configure one of these with a processor faster than 2.0GHz C2D or with more than 2GB of RAM. :confused:
     
  21. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    actually it doesn't. :D
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    God, how I want to see Apple release a notebook that weighs no more than 50% what that one does. I'm a wimp! I can't carry around any 7.7 lbs! :eek:

    I wonder if the dual HD thing will catch on, though. There is the sort of "desktop replacement" market that buys notebook computers and hardly ever moves them at all. I guess something like this could appeal to them.
     
  23. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Eventually, that's what I'll be in the market for, for a home desktop replacement that is moveable within the flat but packs a punch. But with something that runs OSX, thanks.
     
  24. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I wonder too.

    Even with the dual HDs, the max I could configure this HP for was 240GB.

    A single HD MacBook Pro can be configured with 200GB. Granted, it's 4200RPM vs 5400RPM, but for the extra heft of a second HD, gaining 40GB and 1200RPM doesn't sound like much bang for the buck.

    Maybe it's just cheaper. I wonder if two 5400RPM 120GB drives are a lot less expensive than a single 200GB 4200RPM? :confused: :D
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In the PC market, I think it can make some sense sometimes, in that you don't have to mess with all the six thousand cables the typical desktop PC has. But then my iMac has the same number of cables (1) as my iBook.

    But my parents have been talking like that recently, too.... their problem is that, if there is a computer available for $99, they will go shopping around to see if they can get one for $85. And they will by three or four computers that run poorly and then complain about things not working. :rolleyes: They're way too price conscious to ever get them to Switch™. :(
     

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