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leewaihom 
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  Tue 23 Jun 2009 - 11:48  #
hi guys. i need ur help~~~~!!!! Razz

i'm a chinese wow player and has been playing with some foreign players for some time.

I'm planning a trip to Berlin, Germany this september, 2009, business purpose. Before i go i have to decide where to buy my laptop, Berlin Germany, or Guangzhou China. My badget is 7000-9000 RMB. I want to know what's the quality the laptop has if i purchase it in Berlin, with the same amount of money (in china 7000-9000RMB brings u a laptop with 250GB hard disk, 512 display memory, 14.1/15.1 LCD, 2GB memory, 2.0-2.13GB processor).

this laptop should be light so that i can carry it very easily~! i'm a little overweight.............. Embarassed
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  Tue 23 Jun 2009 - 12:04  #
Hi Lee,

Actually I'm in Germany and from experience during my visits in the last several years the computers in Germany are cheaper and with better hardware. The big home-entertainment stores buy their computers in a big lot-size. So they get a very cheap price.

check out: http://www.alternate.de/html/highlights.html?hgid=877&tgid=1024&tn=HARDWARE&l1=Notebooks&

The biggest store chain in Germany has every 2 weeks a PDF-advert. You can check: www.mediamarkt.de

Please notice, that all notebooks in Germany has a german keyboard incl. ,, and all other signs, like dot, comma are on different places.

cu hopefully soon back on chinese wow.

Alex
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  Tue 23 Jun 2009 - 12:23  #
Hello Lee. Well I've found the price of the laptops in Europe being almost the same than in China. Now I'm not really aware of the series available in China.

But now I see two inconvenience buying your laptop in Berlin.

1. windows will probably be a German version.
2. You have to make sure that the warranty is valid on Chinese territory. Sometimes the warranty of a product bought in Europe will only be valid in Europe. So you have to make sure. Also sometimes some series are not the same between the continents so it might add some burden if your laptop die on you.

For the price I think it's about the same. In China it depends if you know how to bargain, In Europe you can't bargain, but sometimes some shops prices are selling old hardware for high prices so you might compare the prices.

For the config you've talked about 250gb hd 2gb ram etc, I'd say it looks correct. I think I saw an acer with this kind of hardware and a 8600GT or 9600GT(they deliver almost the same performances) graphic for 650Euros if bought on the net. If you're willing to play games be careful to not take something with an integrated intel graphic. You should go for an ati(X400)minimum or Nvidia(X400)minimum. X600 series of both marks can deliver good performances.

That's all hope it helps ^^

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  Sat 27 Jun 2009 - 14:20  #
....I recently built a desktop here just for convenience, but for nearly the last 2 years I've been using a HP pavilion laptop, nice 17" screen and more than enough processing and graphics to play 2 clients simultaneously. The added bonus is that they service from the HP centers here. Even out of warranty I've had repairs made very cheaply and no problems. I'm not sure as to the model number but i think its 9565ea, it cost arund 10,000 RMB 2 years ago so there is bound to be a newer one about now for much less.

The HP laptops do tend to get pretty warm ater 8 hours of gaming but the latest HP and NVIDIA drivers seem to have sorted that problem and a cheap laptop pad with a fan makes all the difference.
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  Sat 27 Jun 2009 - 15:53  #
Ashra you talking about your laptop being very hot and that made me wanting to ask you something : do you clean the dust near the processor chipset grid?

Well short story :
About 1 month ago I was playing and suddenly realized that the skin on my fingers was peeling. The keyboard was so damn hot I couldn t support to let my finger on the keyboard almost. At that time I just thought"bah must be caus I'm playing a game it's quiet cpu intensive and now start to be the hot season again".
Recently when raiding 25man I noticed a hudge framerate drop when whole raid was taking damage, and when trying to find a fix on the net, I found a thread talking about processor overheat due to dust concentration. The first time I thought nah not my case, but about 2weeks later I had a thought "and why not". The relation between overheat and slowdown is that recent chipset will throttle down when they reach a critical temperature to prevent blowing on your face.
So I opened the laptop took out the ventilator and you know what? The grid was full of dust. So full that the air could only circulate via a very small hole.
So I cleaned all the dust, restarted my laptop and know what? Was the first time for so long that I heard this laptop so quiet. In fact for months, the laptop was overheating and fan running at full speed just caus of dust accumulation. Now even when I play wow I don't hear the fan. Before cleaning the dust processor was at 71degrees IDLE(meaning just windows desktop showing doing nothing), now it doesn't go over 63degrees in full usage in a middle of a raid.

Well just to say that it s good to give a small cleaning near the processor, you can find some guides on internet on how to do it. Every laptop can have this part opened and cleaned easily.

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Ashra 
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  Sat 27 Jun 2009 - 16:02  #
yeah same mate. China is proper dusty. i regularly clean it now and no heat probs, plus the fan doesn't spin like a plane on take off. Thats partly the new updates too...apparently HP had some problems with their firmware and the nvidia cards.

the only time i had repair probs due to over heat was when i lived in a crappy apartment for a bit, turns out a cockroach had decided to clim inside to get warm...now that did stop the air circulation, burned out the video card and cost 500RMB for a fix
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  Sat 27 Jun 2009 - 16:25  #
Lol

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