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Hp Pavilion Zd7380us Vs The Dv8240us

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#1 Agape


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Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:34 AM

After a hard fought battle with Hewlett-Packard, they eventually decided to replace my defective Pavilion ZD7380US Notebook with a DV8240US.

The general Specs for the ZD7380US are:
Processor .... Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz
Hard Drive ....5400 RPM 80 GB
Memory ........1 GB RAM

Specs for the replacement:
Processor ... 2.2 GHz AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Processor ML-40 with PowerNow!™ Technology
Hard Drive .... 240GB (4200RPM) Dual Hard Drive (120GB x 2)
Memory ...... 2048MB 333MHz DDR System Memory (2 Dimm)

I immediately became concerned because the processor and Hard Drive speeds were significantly less than that of my old computer. I asked about this and was told that the AMD 64 processor combined with twice the memory I had previously will make the replacement much faster than my old system. They claim the same is true of the hard drive. Now I am not techno savvy at all so I am not in a position to agree or disagree. The reasoning seems unrealistic to me.

I plan to do quite a bit of video editing and fear the slower hard drive and processing speed may cause Premier and/or Pinnacle 10 to freeze up. Is the replacement computer a faster system? Please advise.

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