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Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:04 pm Reply and quote this post
It came today and I'm so happy.  The thing is amazing compared to my crappy desktop (this thing has more than double the specs).  I really like how everything is customized like the manual and the system information document.  I'll get some pictures up later.

The only thing I can complain about is the touchpad as I bump it alot with my hand when I'm typing and it gets annoying.  I'll be buying a wireless mouse and keyboard anyway.

I have Windows Firewall Set up and don't know what to do for anitivirus.  I swear there was a Windows anitvirus that came on the computer.


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Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:21 pm Reply and quote this post
i would reccomend Adaware and either AVG or Norton anti viruse

whats your specs for it have fun

3 DAYS TO XBOX 360!!!


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Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:01 pm Reply and quote this post
The specs are in my sig.

I'm preordering the 360 at 2 at circuitcity.com today.

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:42 pm Reply and quote this post
Nothing beats Avast! in terms of free anti-virus solutions.
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Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:36 pm Reply and quote this post
Congrats on the new laptop. :D
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Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:51 pm Reply and quote this post
^thanks.

I'm going to install Avast once I finish downloading 3dmark05. (only 18 minutes left!)

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:55 pm Reply and quote this post
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Nothing beats Avast! in terms of free anti-virus solutions.

I thought you said AntiVir was the best free AV?

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:05 pm Reply and quote this post
OMG! So what do I use then?
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Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:00 pm Reply and quote this post
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Nothing beats Avast! in terms of free anti-virus solutions.

I thought you said AntiVir was the best free AV?

I changed my mind :D

I never really gave Avast! a chance. I used it once before and hated the UI. Now that I have actually used it, I think it is a lot better. You can actually change skins and use none at all. One thing I really like is the updater. I hated AntiVirs updater. Also,  Avast is essentially \"install & forget\". It costs nothing, it updates itself (program and definitions), With all of that going for it, I see no reason not to use Avast.

The only time I even notice it is running is when there is the occasional notice that tells me that a new definition is installed and that everything is perfectly fine. Just as it should be!

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:16 pm Reply and quote this post
I'm downloading Avast right now.  I have the laptop on the lowest volume setting possible and it sounds like it's on the highest setting.  Good thing I got that headset or I'd never be able to play late at night when everyone's asleep.

I'm going to get my camera right now.

Should I leave the VDRB thing on? Just wondering.


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Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Kaspersky is the best if you can pay for it.
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Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:46 pm Reply and quote this post
Sounds awesome. My friend has a Dell gaming laptop (not sure of the model), but he got about $1000 dollars taken off the price when he got it. Its pretty cool.

Congrats. :D

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:05 pm Reply and quote this post
I ran PCMark 04 and got this:

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm04=3124058
I also had a bunch of programs installed if that makes a difference.


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Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:36 am Reply and quote this post
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I ran PCMark 04 and got this:

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm04=3124058
I also had a bunch of programs installed if that makes a difference.

When you run your benchmarking score, it is better to shut off most 3rd party services, as they slow down your computer. Further, benchmarks really do not mean much. Play a game and record your FPS. Then, we can judge if your system is good or not.

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Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:00 pm Reply and quote this post
Yea, today I'll be getting Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft (I finally can meet the system requirements to play at mid-low settings!!) and I'll post what it normally is at.
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