HP LAPTOPS SUCK - HERE'S WHY
by phillny - 3/4/04 4:44 PM
The video drivers on my computer are a year old. I should update them.
But Ive foolishly bought one of those desktop replacement laptops (a brand new HP Pavilion zt3000 with the Radeon 9200 card). And guess what, the native driver updates that ATI release every couple of months dont work on laptops [Ive tried]. I have instead to get ones customized by HP specifically for my laptop, and they dont have any.
Youd think a big company like HP would maybe take a month or two to get updates out after ATI releases the native updates but no, they dont provide any updates.
So of the 9 driver updates ATI have diligently released in the last year, HP have released none. And no this isnt an oversight, according to their technical support they dont plan to release any and no, I cant return my laptop as updates are not covered by the warranty.
So bottom line. On my old desktop I could play games like Deux Ex, Halo, Max Payne 2 with the setting turned down. On my brand spanking new laptop I cant play them at all. Some desktop replacement.
Any ideas ?