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Gaming laptop-- Avetatec

by hooked on foniks / February 24, 2005 9:19 AM PST

Hi, I need some pro advice on laptops. I only have around a thousand dollars, but I want a laptop that can play some games. I have been repeatedly told I won't find such a laptop, but I think I've found two.

The first is a refurbished Averatec AV6130HS with:
3.0 Ghz HT pentium 4 processor
512 MB RAM
60 gigabyte 4200 RPM hard drive
ATI Radeon 9600 64 MB dedicated video ram


The second is an eMachines M6805 with:
AMD Athlon 3000+ 64-bit processor
512 MB RAM
60 gigabyte hard drive 4200 RPM
ATI Radeon 9600 64 MB ram (not sure if the ram's shared or not)

Both are from TigerDirect.com, which I have heard good things about.

Can someone tell me which laptop is better for games?

Thanks very much.

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Run away.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2005 9:26 AM PST

That's Sotec. They renamed the company to run away from their past.

If spare parts and support mean anything to you, stick to the names that have spare parts and service centers in your country.

Bob

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JFYI. Not true.
by jcjam / February 24, 2005 2:28 PM PST
In reply to: Run away.

Averatec is not sotec. Sotec still exisist as bad as it ever was. Averatec is stateside ODM'd by twinhead and unwill and seems to have got it's sh*t together. I don't think I would buy a refurbished unit from anyone though.

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thanks
by hooked on foniks / February 24, 2005 8:29 PM PST
In reply to: JFYI. Not true.

Thanks for the help, guys.

I went to notebokreview.com and they said it runs games just fine.
I guess I'll try and find a new unit, but if i can't find one i just might have to get the refurb unit or the new 2.8 Ghz unit for the same price instead of the 3.0 Ghz unit.

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Sorry I was wrong, Sotec=Averatec..
by jcjam / February 25, 2005 3:55 AM PST
In reply to: JFYI. Not true.

I was misinformed. Badly misinformed. Seems like their stuff after 11/04 is working well though..

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Averatec 6130hs good for games
by jedisolo / February 24, 2005 3:35 PM PST

I bought an Averatec 6130hs from sams club and it runs all the latest games pretty quick. Mind you I bought a gig of ram so know my notebook is running at 1.2 gigs. I have nothing to worry about warranty wise because I have a 4 year warranty with this notebook. I've played Knights of the Old Republic 2 The sith lords on this machine and it runs as smooth as silk, half life 2 runs pretty good as well. go to http://www.notebookreviews.com and go to their forums page and go to averatec and the guys there can help you out.
-andrew

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IMHO
by rsylvstr / February 25, 2005 4:32 AM PST

check the memory speed....right now, the Pentium with HT technology sounds like the best.

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