Just this Thursday, I brought home with me a new ‘serious toy’ as our visitors called it, the HP Pavilion dv3-4210TX.I’ve been pining over getting a new workstation for some time now and a few candidates have propped up here and there but the winner had been one that I wasn’t even thinking about.
My initial candidates were two of MSI’s gaming rigs called the GX640 and the GX663. They look different but have several important factors that made them a few of the possible selections, I’ve found out that commercially you don’t really have much choice when you’re going for powerful machines because the general consumers really don’t have a need for them and hence won’t sell as much.
The three main criteria that my new machine had to meet were the following: it must have a powerful processor, a decent graphics card, plenty of memory and somewhat futureproof, which is very hard to reconcile now that the development of computing technology is rapidly evolving. What follows is an image showing a comparison between the very few which I was monitoring.
What attracted me towards the gaming series was the idea of computing within a screen that has a very high resolution, something very important for graphic work, however, I’ve come to terms that being able to carry around the device would be far more advantageous than letting it rest at home. I’ve had previously owned a 17” laptop computer and it was literally a burden to carry around. If I would require the space, it would be so much easier to acquire a new monitor rather than an advanced processor.
Thus it came to be that I am now getting to terms with my new ‘pencil and paper’. You can find the unboxing video below, it’s my first time trying out a video log and its everything including faulty haha. I’ll come up with a review of this unit sometime down the line.