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Buying a new labtop

by CoMpUtEr HeLp / January 31, 2007 1:20 PM PST

Hey i am just needing some advice on some labtops. I was looking at a compaq Presario and here is the link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8223317&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050019&type=product&tab=1&id=1166840116290

I am looking for a computer that can run a few games like battlefield but can also be used for mobile entertainment and so far this is the best on in the price range. Im not really looking for a duo processor because amd turion is just as good. so please right back and give me some advice.

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You don't want a laptop
by drat_ninny / January 31, 2007 10:10 PM PST
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Laptops are absolutely horrible at the very things you want to use them for. If you absolutely want a gaming laptop, Alienware systems are probably the only real way to go, and it will cost you a pretty penny.

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I can't give a pass to Alienware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 10:31 PM PST

When you write it will cost you, that might be more true than you think. Just look in the Laptop Forum for Alienware posts.

Bottomline -> They don't appear to be able to service the machines.

Bob

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Even with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150, no go.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 10:33 PM PST
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While the game will play, it will pale in comparison to most desktops. Gaming laptops run about 2x that price.

Bob

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you'll need a gaming laptop
by ramarc / January 31, 2007 11:41 PM PST
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budget $1500 at least. make sure the laptop has at least geforce go 7600 or mobility radeon x1700 graphics (higher would be better). try to keep the screen resolution at 1280x720 since higher res screens require too much graphics horsepower for a real laptop (lightweight, cool running).

here's a benchmark list of mobile GPUs.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

this hp is a bare minimum gaming laptop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8223282&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050022&id=1166840116155

a dell inspiron e1705 with a geforce go 7900gs starts at $1498.

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well
by CoMpUtEr HeLp / February 1, 2007 11:41 AM PST

well this one is pretty good for some stuff my friend said. like you guys said it dousnt have the best graphics card but it might work ok.it does have a 2.0 ghz speed.

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