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I need a laptop that i can play new games on but affordable

by Jbjuice10 / November 24, 2006 2:21 PM PST

I'm big on games (online gaming especially) so i need good graphics and quality without slow connections and too much lag. Other than that the basics are all i need: internet, media player, etc. Any suggestions?

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Compared to a few years ago... Today's gamer laptops are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 2:35 PM PST

Indeed affordable. Where you once hit 5 grand you are now in the 1 to 2 grand region. Then again I ran in some fellow that really should have gone with a desktop. After popping 3 grand into the laptop it's never left the desktop.

Bob

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HP dv6000t !!!
by austere_sly / November 24, 2006 5:15 PM PST

i would recommend u to take a look on dv6000t...customize it with min. 1 GB ram, upgrade the processor to at least 1.83 Ghz or 2.00 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. It has a Nvidia 7400 card, which can easily support ur gaiming needs..the whole set up shld cost u arnd 1K +/- 100. its Widescreen at 15.4 inches , i think is right balance between portability still not sacrifising on screen size.

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Another suggestion : Dell Inspiron E1505
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / November 24, 2006 11:39 PM PST
In reply to: HP dv6000t !!!

Hi !

I have this laptop and it works very well.

Configure it with the same spec than the HP dv6000t mentioned above.

It has an ATi Mobility Radeon X1400 with offers the same performances than the nVIDIA GeForce Go 7400.

If you can wait, you could save a lot of money by waiting after holidays ...

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Thank you
by Jbjuice10 / November 25, 2006 3:53 PM PST

Thanks for the help guys. I will look into both of your suggestions. Any info on how well wireless connections work for online gaming?

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It should work
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / November 26, 2006 12:20 AM PST
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It should work.

The internal wireless adaptor of Intel is a 54 Mbps. If you want additional speed, you can buy a Linksys or a D-Link router with the SuperG band but you'll need an external wireless adaptor to plug in your laptop ( a PC Card Slot adaptor that you plug in the PC Card Slot. This is not all the laptops that have a PC Card Slot ... )

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Don't go with Dell or HP unless...
by dineshmanickam / December 1, 2006 5:48 AM PST

...unless you want to purchase their 17" offerings. Their 15.4" comps offer really sub-par graphics capabilities (i.e.: X1400 or Geforce7400) for gaming. I would suggest looking into some boutique resellers and get a Compal HEL80, MSI or an ASUS. Most of the resellers will give you a good warranty and best of all, these 15.4" notebooks actually come with better cards (i.e.: the X1600 or Geforce7600. Understand that these 2 cards are DOUBLE as powerful in terms of 3D performance than the X1400 or the Geforce7400). Look into these notebooks, and educate yourself about them. A good site to go to learn more is notebookreview.com

Seriously though, the big companies are just really poor for gamers, UNLESS you buy their bohemoth 17" laptops. At that point though, you might as well get a desktop Wink

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