HP Pavilion tx2623 vs New MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by snowboardlove, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. snowboardlove macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a new laptop cause the acer laptop i currently use is dying. I'm looking for something durable for daily use like email, msn, school projects etc. i also need microsoft excel and something that can last 3-4yrs


    I narrowed down to two choices:

    MacBook:

    250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    SuperDrive 8x

    HP Pavilion tx2623 Tablet PC

    AMD Athlon™ X2 QL-62 dual-core processor 2 GHz (1 MB L2 cache)
    4 GB (shared) DDR2 SDRAM (2 x 2048 MB) maximum 4 GB
    320 GB Serial SATA, 5400 rpm
    LightScribe CD-RW\DVD±RW dual-layer combo drive
    5-in-1 card reader
    12.1-in. TFT WXGA high-definition active-matrix touch-screen display with BrightView™ technology, 1280 x 800 (native)
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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  3. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    Is price an issue? How much is the HP laptop?
     
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Is there a particular reason you are looking at a Tablet for the PC?
     
  5. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    Okay. I have had HP computers for a while already. I also had Compaqs which are apart of HP. My Compaq was about about 3 years ago and it's still running. My friend recently purchased one of those and it broke a few months later. HP is no longer as good as it used to be.
    Second, do you want to a Mac? The whole purpose of buying an Apple notebook is its OS. If you want to use Leopard and Windows, go ahead and get the MacBook and boot camp Windows or VMWare it. The new MacBook is great and I just converted. I will never go back to Windows again.
    Both of these notebooks will do fine and they are both very portable. Since you want to do those tasks, they are both very capable of doing it. The MacBooks is light, but it isn't touch screen, so it's different. If you want a tablet, then get the HP. It's really up to you.
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i had a Tx series tablet from HP:

    -ran hot as fire.
    -screen wasnt that sensitive (felt like writing with a pen that was almost out of ink)
    -Terrible battery life
    -only available in AMD (at the time that i was looking)

    YMMV

    i love my mac, and i do not see myself purchasing another windows laptop
     
  7. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    are you talkn bout the new alum mb.i think the hp tab comes with the puma platform,which could be better than the alum mb intergrated gpu. you might wonna hit up notebookforums for the answer. but yeah,you want a mac or not.id go for the alum mb
     

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