(I've had the laptop for about a week and a half) but there is a scratch (actually looks like a burn/melt) on the top right of the screen, and it's nothing I could have done. It kind of looks like when you peel off a sticker and the glue is still there... I just found it because of the way my lamp is shining off of it and I'm wondering if I should make a big deal about it. Some may call me picky, but when you buy a new laptop, you expect it to be "perfect" and when you find a flaw...
I completed the swap. powered up notebook, then no bios screen showed, screen had pixels all around it and garbled lines and got progressively brighter, then all of the sudden windows log on screen appeared. Normally I would not care, but I want to install Windows 7, I cannot do this if i cannot access the BIOS to change the boot sequence.
I found a small U-like crack around the bottom near the AC connector and the hinge are intact with the bottom housing.
I did not notice it was there after 10 days of use. Once I found it, I called Sony Customer Service to discuss about it , and I was connected to Tech Support for Repairing this unit. (I decided not to return it for credit since I already returned 4 Z690s for keyboard lifting issue for two, high-pitched noise, cosmetic damage and I got sick and tired of returning the VGN Z690)
here are some pics for the cosmetic damage (it is small but noticeable) and keyboard. [url]
Once the laptop arrived in the repair center, they gave me an estimate of $161.40 for replacement of bottom housing.
I should have sent it back for repair but I gave the repair center one last chance and tried to save some time on placing new order. I received the laptop on April 20th.
But high-pitched noise started to cry out for my attention... which did not existed before the repair.. I sent it for repair on 22th and it is still being diagnosed....
I've facing a serious problem with my Aspire 722 when installing HP F2410. There's always stopped working after extracting package is completed. I've try to follow some suggestion from either HP or Microsoft.
It's never been happened with my previous Notebook (with WinXP).
Inspiron 1520 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache) Genuine Windows ® Vista Home Basic Edition System Color Spring Green Memory FREE! 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz LCD Panel High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch display (1440x900) Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT Hard Drive 160G 7200RPM SATA HDD Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) Sound Card Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition Wireless Networking Cards Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card Camera Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) I chose Security with Value, Plus,or Premium Warranty Bundle Battery Options 85Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell) Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options DellCare Plus Doms Camera Module Spring Green color w/ 2.0M pixel Camera Processor Branding Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor Labels Windows Vista™ Basic
I will be using this mainly for 3D Cad work, presentations and some gaming and I have a few questions before ordering regarding the processor and then the optical drive.
1. Is it worth it to go to the t9550 over the p8700 for the processing power and dealing with increased heat issues and power consuption?
2. I won't do much blu-ray so is it better to stay with the 8x DVD since is faster at reading and writing in general?
3 I ask because of the wonderful dell-hell I'm in. I have to order with one of these upgrades to keep my price up (over 1504)and get the restocking fee back from a previous order. (Processer +$125 and blu-ray +$150) Which one would you choose if you had to?
Config as of now is (cost $1554): Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz FullHD Widescreen 16.0 inch RGBLED LCD ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB 320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 9-cell Battery .....
BUILD QUALITY How's the build quality on E6410 compared to Thinkpad T410? Creaks, flexing, etc? I'm almost sure this month my next purchase won't be a Thinkpad and Latitude seems to be a good choice. Our office use them.
I currently have a 6-year old T41 and 2-year old T61. I'll miss the keyboard and trackpoint but i can live with that.
OPTICAL DRIVE BAY I have an utrabay HDD adaptor on my T42 does E6410 have the same? I can only see a travel lite module.
I went from the official Beta 1 build 7000 to build 7022 last night, and so far I am very pleased. Greatest benefit so far has got to be the vastly improved stability of IE8 RC1, as well as overall system stability. Anyone else make the switch?
I received my Studio XPS 1645 this Monday. My Specs:
-I7 820 -8G Ram -128g SSD -RGB Screen -Blue-Ray
The machine runs beautifully and the screen is amazing but I am having what seems to be an incredible amount of build quality issues. I wanted to know if others have had the same issues and how they resolved them...
-The tech is coming for a second time to fix my screen. It came out of the box with a large scratch. The second screen has several dead pixels.
-Above the keyboard, in front of the screen, the batter (9-cell) doesn't fit flush
-The Sound is uneven. It is FAR louder coming out of the right side than the left. The settings in the control panel seem fine.
Studio XPS 16 Notebook Intel CoreTM i7-820QM 8GB, DDR3, 1333MHz 2 Dimm 16.0 inch Wide Screen 16:9 1080p Full HD RGBLED LCD w/2.0 MP, XPS 1645 ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4670 1GB 256GB Dell High Performance Solid State Hard Drive 2.5MM Merlot Red High Gloss Finish with Leather XPS 1645 Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64bit, English Integrated 10/100 Network Card 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive (Dell mistake, BluRay was ordered, its enroute) Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11AGN Half Mini Card 9-cell Battery
Programs and Features:
Running Processes (All 80 of them!!):
(Windows) Startup items:
Windows Experience Index:
Startup time (From power-on to logon, no peripherals attached, power connected): 28.0 seconds
ATTO Disk Benchmark: (Transfer size 0.5 to 8192 KB, Total length: 256MB, Direct I/O enabled, Overlapped I/O, Queue Depth: 4)
I'm looking to buy a laptop for programming, gaming, and everyday tasks. Right now I'm debating between the VPCCW27FX and a 15" MBP. The price difference is huge (almost $1000 more for roughly the same machine) but there are two things that are making me consider getting the Apple.
1. The ability to do iPhone/iPad programming. Hard to put a price on this. I'm not positive I will have the time to do this but it is nice to have the option. 2. Build quality - everyone raves about how well Apples are made and my general experience observing friends makes me think they are decently made as well.
how well put together their VPCCW27FX is? Have any components needed replacing/how timely was the repair work? Any more general nagging complaints about the machine (wobbly screens, bad keys, loud drives, etc)?
Also, if people have more general thoughts on comparing the 15" MBP vs the VPCCW27FX that would be great. It's pretty amazing the price difference between the two but if the MBP is must better made and will be supported more quickly then that's something I'll have to take into serious consideration.
I received my HP Envy 15 today (I was excited). As I proceeded to open the contents of the box I was impressed with the presentation and packaging of the system. After I got the laptop completely out of the soft-cloth cover case, I sat it down and began to inspect around the system. Looking around the laptop, before opening the screen lid, I start to notice black marks, scratches, and smudges on the case.
Some of these were production dust but some were actually scratches. Next, I open the lid to inspect the screen and noticed more smudges and a few hair-liner scratches on the lower part of the screen. At this point I am like ?!?! Upon further inspection of the screen, I noticed that the rubber screen spacers were peeling off. How did these issues pass the final Q&A check? Lastly, the bottom part of the plastic shell covering the screen was warped, as it was rubber-banding out instead of sitting flush against the screen.
I am disgusted, to say the least, to receive a $2000+ laptop in this condition . Since this is HP's high-end model I expected near perfection. So, after trying the Dell XPS 16 and now the HP Envy, I have to say that I am not impressed with the build quality of either system. I guess Apple or another PC brand will get my money. So long to Dell and HP!
which ('version')/ date your laptop was made/shipped from the factory.
I need this info to compare it to another one of the same kind that was purchased this week.. I want to know if HP has released a 'second generation' of some kind.. or just improved something significantly.