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question.......My new Laptop is on its way, hopefully I'll have it tomorrow. I'm wondering, will it be better, especially with games (I do some of that). Here are specs
Desktop:
ATI Radion 9600 256mb DDR
512 mb Ram
30gb 5400 hdd
AMD Athlon 1.2ghz CPU

Laptop
ATI Radion X600 128mb
1 gb ram
2.0 ghz CPU
60gb, 7200rpm


My Desktop has more video memory, but I'm betting the GPU is slower on my 9600 than the x600.
Any ideas? Both systems will run Xp Pro.

Thanks

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You notebook would blow away your desktop. The pentium M 2.0 Ghz is equivalent to like a 3.6GHz Pentium 4 Prescott. You have 1GB DDR2, thought the DDR2 might be slower than your current ram. You hard drive is definitely faster and the X600 isn't much faster than an 9600. So don't expect much better graphics.
Roger

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I don't run my desktop graphics very high

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with the slow CPU my games lag at higher levels. Do you think the higher CPU speed will let me run at higher graphic levels without the lag?

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The CPU might help, but the graphics card really is the key, if you get low fps for the game, than you'll notice lag. The graphics card basically determines your fps, so if the gfx is junk then the game will lag. You got the D610, i would've gotten the 9300, it might've been a bigger screen, but the graphics card is better if you get the 6800GO.
ROger

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no 810

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I got the 810. I didn't want the size of the 9300

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