HP DV6-3045sa - good laptop?

By jarulezz
Dec 9, 2010
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  1. i'm just wondering, if the laptop named above: HP DV6-3045sa is good?
    i will probably use the laptop for work, movies, music and games

    i just want to know if the laptop is good enough to run games like call of duty modern warfare 2 or black ops?

    the laptop technology is never mentioned in the system requirements of the game :/
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    # An AMD Turion II P520 processor
    # 4GB memory
    # 500 GB Hard Drive
    # A 15.6" High Definition BrightView LED display
    # The latest ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470 graphics technology
    # Create silkscreen-quality disc labels with LightScribe, with the Double Layer SuperMulti DVD±RW

    I doubt that it will play black ops maxed out.

    Call of Duty Black Ops on Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Review
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Whats your budget for a laptop then, if you haven't already purchased this one?

    I personally would go for a Intel CPU, over the AMD Turion, and dependant on your budget you could get something better.
  4. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 40

    no i havent purchased it yet
    ideally i dont want to spend more than £500, but i think i can stretch my budget out to £550
    what would you suggest?
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Here is a couple:

    Acer Aspire 5742G Windows 7 Laptop £539.97 Inc VAT
    Intel i3 Core 2.4GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB, ATi Mobility 5470 GPU (512mb dedicated)

    Samsung R580-JS06UK Core i3 Laptop in Red Black £549.97 Inc VAT
    Intel i3 Core 2.26GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 320GB, nVidia GeForce 310M GPU

    Dell Inspiron 15R laptop £549.00 Inc VAT and Delivery (ships in 24hours offer)
    Intel i3 Core 370M 2.4GHZ (4 thread CPU), 4GB, 500GB, ATi Mobility HD 550V (1GB dedicated)

    I'd choose the Dell personally, but there is a couple to choose from. All are Intel CPUs, and are of good quality.
  6. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 40

    what about the GPU's?
    the acer has the same gpu as the HP above, but has the intel i3 CPU
    is the ATI Mobility HD550v better than the HD5470?
    and i have no idea about the nVidia 310M

    is there a possibility of you ranking those? that would give me an easy understanding and probably help me make my final decision
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I'll leave someone else to rank them personally.

    That I couldn't tell you, but someone else will I'm sure.
  8. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 40

    ok, well the Dell does look like a good option, i think i will go for that
    i did some research and the hd550v is faster and performs better in games
    cheers :)
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    No worries, though you could always wait a few hours and see if anyone else has anything to add. You never know, someone might find something even better than I have. :)
  10. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 40

    yea, well i'll make my final decision and buy the laptop in a week. right before christmas :)
  11. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 GPU Specifications

    * 292 million 40nm transistors
    * TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    o 80 Stream Processing Units
    o 8 Texture Units
    o 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    o 4 Color ROP Units
    * GDDR5/DDR3 memory interface
    * PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
    * DirectX® 11 support
    o Shader Model 5.0
    o DirectCompute 11
    o Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    o Accelerated multi-threading
    o HDR texture compression
    o Order-independent transparency
    * OpenGL 3.2 support1

    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v Series GPU Specifications

    * 514 million transistors on 55nm fabrication process
    * Unified Superscalar Shader Architecture
    * Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
    * OpenGL 3.2 support
    * GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 memory interface (depending on model)
    * PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
    * 320 stream processing units
    * 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
    * Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
    * Dynamic geometry acceleration
    * ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology1
    o Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray™ and HD Video
    o DVD Upscaling
    o Dynamic Contrast
    o Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
    o DisplayPort™ with audio

    The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v is a lot better than the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
  12. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 40

    ... and that gives us the winner: Dell Inspiron 15R
    i will probably buy that :)
    Big thanks to both of you: Leeky and dustin_ds3000!

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