my brother is going to purchase a laptop, most probably today. he went to a shop y'day and after viewing a few dell, vaoi, and hp ones, he's fixed to hp, particularly the one he saw - G6-2004TX (if you need to know more, i already have a thread here, but am writing it in this thread because its particular to the model i wish my brother to purchase).
he isn't much interested in gaming & wants the laptop more for multimedia & study-purposes, as well as running professional civil engg softwares, although i want him to have a laptop with a good GPU, as a good GPU makes a good all-rounder home-use laptop is what i believe. he hasn't disagreed to that. budget is about 50k for now, but he may stretch too.
now i have suggested to him the following:
1. 6165TX - avail for 58.5k at thane & mumbai (where i live). he lives at nagpur, where this model is not available. but i can ship the laptop to him. though this is the least probable choice due to the price.
2. 7012TX - a replacement for the above model. features are very good for the price, since fits well in the budget. though my only bone of contention is its GPU, which is slightly worse than 6770M / 7670M in other laptops. not that he would care so much for it, but I CARE
3. G6-2004/2005TX - all other features are inferior to above models, but GPU isa good one (7670M).
now am thoroughly confused. the 1st option will get cancelled if there's no chance of him extending the budget, which i will get to know by today evening. suppose if it gets cancelled, then between G6-2004/2005TX & 7012TX, which one would you suggest?! am getting a feeling that the unanimous reply would be 7012TX
thanks for reading!
like you mentioned your brother isn't much interested in gaming so why a heavy duty gpu the deal breaker for you.a 1GB gpu will just suffice your brother's needs. No doubt if you got the budget go for 6165...its awesome. But be sure to buy him a decent cooling pad with it if you want just to be on the safer side and want your pc to last long.
7012tx is the one for you!
PS=in the Sony Vaio C series (not sure about the model) there is a model available for under 55k,...I am mentioning it because it has got a FULL HD (Not found even in notebooks ranged aound 60k+) Display awesome multimedia experience (you mentioned Multimedia as the chief purpose) backlit keyboard better webcam, (1.3 MP against 0.3 of 6165, 7012 has 1.3MP too) Only a biggest downside is the graphics department...it has got just 512 MB discrete graphics or in few 1GB...but if gaming isnt much a requirement 512MB will be sufficient for you.
HP Pavilion dv6-6165tx/Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU @2.20GHz/AMD Radeon 6770M 2GB DDR5/ 4GB RAM/
SONY Xperia S and Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro