Monday, December 14, 2009

Getting a new Laptop!

Got permission to go ahead and order a new computer for my work at church. I'm going with the HP Pavilion DV7-2270US 17.3-Inch Espresso Laptop.

Product Features and Technical Details
* 2.0GHz Intel Core2 Quad Q9000 Processor (6MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
* 4 GB DDR3 RAM (2 Dimm), Max supported 8 GB
* 500GB (7200RPM) SATA Hard Drive, LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
* 17.3" Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightViewWidescreen Display (1600 x 900); ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96) with up to 2.8 GB total available graphics memory with 1 GB dedicated
* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, *Up to 4.5 Hours of Battery Life

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
* Hardware Platform: PC
* Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad
* System Bus Speed: 1066
* Number of Processors: 4
* RAM: 4 GB

Hard Drive
* Size: 500 GB
* Manufacturer: Portable
* Type: Serial ATA

Graphics and Display
* Graphics RAM: 1024 MB

To go along with that I am getting a new mouse - HP Wireless Comfort Mobile Mouse (Espresso)

Up until this point I have been using my own personal laptop and an old mouse that I got in the late 90's. My personal laptop was purchased about 5 years ago to see me through Seminary. It did that well, but I have now literally worn through the plastic case in places from my use, and it is increasingly becoming unreliable. The power button doesn't always work, and both the fans and the hard drive are beginning to make noises. I honestly never expected it to last this long, but it has been a work horse for me - it's a Compaq Presario R3030.

I will have to secure a license for Microsoft Office 2007 and add to that Microsoft Outlook 2007 as well as a copy of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate & VideoStudio Pro X2 Bundle so I can edit sermon and event videos and various photos that we use at church.


Joey said...

Nice machine! I just bought the dv7-2185dx in August. It couldn't be much more similar to yours. Overall it's not bad. I do need to send it back into HP because the fan is often pretty loud on startup and a piece of the case (front right corner by the CD/DVD drive) is detached. Those are the only problems I've seen. I still need to do my Windows 7 upgrade too...

Hope it works out well for you! If you're doing a lot of video editing, then the quad processor is just a great way to go.

Chris Meirose said...

I edit (at minimum) a 30 minute HD video each Sunday for church. So I am really looking forward to this!