Laptop Decision?


Senior member
Mar 14, 2005
Which is the better of the 2?
Gateway NX860 or HP DV9000t
Cant make up my mind
Gateway® NX860XL

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition (SP2)
Application Software: Microsoft® Works 8
Processor: Intel® Core? Duo Processor T2600 (2.1 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Memory: 2048MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-1024MB modules)
Video: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS Graphics w/ 256MB DDR Video Memory
Screen: 17" Ultrabright WSXGA+ TFT Active Matrix (1680 x 1050 max. resolution)
Hard Drive: 100GB 7200rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Floppy Drive: 6-in-1 media card reader (Memory Stick®, MemoryStick Pro®, MultiMediaCard?, Secure Digital?, Mini Secure Digital®, RS-Multimedia Card?)
Optical Drive: Integrated 8x Multi-Format Double Layer DVD Writer (DVD±R/±RW/CD-RW)
Battery: Primary 12-cell Lithium ion battery with AC Adapter
ntegrated Wireless Networking Adapter: Integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless networking card & Wireless Bluetooth Technology

Mobile Technology: Features Intel® Centrino? Mobile Technology
Expansion Slots: One type II PC card slot

External Ports: (4) USB 2.0, VGA, TV Out, S-Video, IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Keyboard and Mouse: Full-size keyboard w/ integrated 10-key pad and EZ Pad® Pointing Device
Multimedia Package: Integrated sound and stereo speakers, headphone/speaker jack, and mic jacks
Modem: Integrated V.92 56K modem
Network Adapter: Integrated Broadcom® 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter

HP Pavilion
Microprocessor 1.66 GHz Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology featuring Intel® Core? 2 Duo processor T5500
Microprocessor Cache 2MB L2 Cache
Memory 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Memory Max 2048MB
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Video Memory 256MB
Hard Drive 200GB 5400RPM Dual Hard Drive (2 X 100GB) (SATA)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
Display 17.0? WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
HP Features HP Imprint finish & HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone
Sound Altec Lansing
Keyboard Notebook keyboard with scroll bar and integrated numeric keypad

2 Quick Launch Buttons (HP Quick Play Menu and DVD buttons)
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
2 Headphone out - 1 w/SPDIF Digital Audio & 1 stereo
1 microphone-in
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 TV-Out (S-video)
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 notebook expansion port 3
1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
1 Consumer IR, 1 HDMI

Dimensions 15.16" (L) x 11.65" (W) x 1.57" (H)
Weight 7.8lbs
Security Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power 90W AC adapter
8-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

HP Mobile Remote Control (Express Card Version)

HP ExpressCard Analog TV Tuner with HP Media Center Remote



Elite Member
Aug 12, 2001
I'm too lazy to look up specs, edit them into your post :)

Do you need 3D gaming power? intel GMA is 99% useless, nvidia 6150 is just bad.