It lasted about 7 years, always ran nice and cool, was super fast and got very good frame rates. The hardware was super stable, when it was new, at full graphics power it got 1.5 hours of battery, at medium it got 2.5 hours, and low it got 3 hours. If you were just watching a DVD movie, it was about 4.5 hours.
Its specs were:
Intel P4 1.7 duel
1 gig of RAM
nVidia 7600m 256mb dedicated memory
120gb SATA HDD (5200 RPM)
17 inch screen, max res 2xxx by 1200 (can't remember the exact width, but it was wide screen...)
Full keyboard with number pad.
The built in speakers were very good, and you could output 4.1 audio on it.
Sadly no HDMI plug, just VGA and S-Video. BUt it allows you to have 3 different video streams if you wanted.
It was a really solid machine. I bought it refurbished for 1000 bucks (It had some scratches on the top).
It had enough power to play dragon age origins at medium graphics smoothly.
Graphic power on medium was enough to play need for speed most wanted on max graphics w/o anti aliasing and get about 30fps.
Low power was enough to play Flat Out on max graphics w/o anti aliasing.
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