Well I ordered this laptop (steal for $400) and I have a few questions.... specs below and so are the questions....
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type: AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N830 2.1G
Memory Size: 4GB DDR3
Hard Disk: 500GB
Optical Drive: BD Combo
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Communication Gigabit: LAN and WLAN
Dimensions: 16.35" x 10.80" x 1.25" - 1.46"
Weight: 8.19 lbs.
Tech VISION Premium Technology
Other Features HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices CPU
CPU Type AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
CPU Speed N830(2.1GHz)
CPU L2 Cache 3 x 512 KB Display
Screen Size 17.3"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Resolution 1600 x 900
LCD Features LED backlight & BrightView Operating Systems
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Graphics
GPU/VPU ATI Radeon HD 4250
Video Memory 128MB Display Cache Memory
Graphic Type Integrated Card Hard Drive
HDD RPM 7200rpm Memory
Memory Type 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total) 2
Max Memory Supported 8GB Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD Combo
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec LightScribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer Support Communications
WLAN 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Ports
USB 4 x USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA)
Video Port 1 x VGA
HDMI 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack Audio
Audio Beats Audio and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
Integrated digital microphone
Speaker Internal Speakers Input Device
Touchpad HP ClickPad with On/Off button
Keyboard 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Webcam HP TrueVision Webcam Power
AC Adapter 65-watt AC adapter
Battery 9-Cell 93WHr Lithium-Ion Battery Physical Specifications
Dimensions 16.35" x 10.80" x 1.25" - 1.46"
Weight 8.19 lbs.
Do you think this laptop is good for what? I mean will it be good for gaming at all? Anyone else own one (any likes/ dislikes)? Do you think I got a good deal for $400 (used, with one tiny corner not broken but slightly messed up (nothing noticable)).
I also want to dual boot HACK-in-T0sh with windows 7 ultimate, but that brings a few questions. How hard is it going to be to find drivers? Any good programs that do not charge bs prices or other bullshit? Will I have an issue getting the finger print scanner to work still? My fathers laptop looks like the same thing almost and has the same video card and has some ati advance turbo thing when its plugged in, and disables when unplugged (do I have to install a program for this).
How much difference will I see if I change the ram from 4gb to 8gb?
Can I upgrade the graphics (I know its soldered on) but can it be desoldered and a new one soldered onto the motherboard (by a professional) or is there even a way to find sockets and do that stuff? (I doubt it very greatly but can a gpu on a normal card for a desktop be desoldered, reballed, and resoldered onto a laptop motherboard?
Thanks for all the help in advanced!