|Hello all, my name is Mike. This forum has provided solutions to several issues during the past couple of years and I'd like to first say thank you to all the contributors. I feel y'all are sincere and trustworthy.|
I'm asking for your recommendations on a new laptop purchase in the +/- 800-1200 dollar range. It will be used mostly for browsing and multimedia but I'd like the option of decent gaming performance should I choose to play. I want a desktop replacement.
Characteristics (not deal breakers) I'm looking for are i7 processor performance, HD Graphics 4000 minimum performance, DIY hardware upgradability (including CPU), 6G RAM min., 2nd HDD/SSD compartment and a 15.6 to 17 inch display. Performance and reliability are my first priorities. At this time I'm looking at the HP dv7t-7000 series and flurting with the higher priced gaming laptops from Asus (G750), Alienware and MSI.
I currently have an eight year old HP Pavilion zv6000 series laptop with Windows XP Pro, 15.6in display, 2G RAM (max'd), 320G HDD, and a 2nd 1T HDD in the optical drive bay. This machine has been great over the years needing only a fan replacement two years ago.
Your recommendations/opinions for my next purchase is greatly appreciated.
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