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by nhurden / October 29, 2005 2:13 PM PDT


I want to know if it would be advisable to use a notebook for gaming.

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by olatewe / October 29, 2005 2:25 PM PDT
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There are some laptops that can run any game out there as of now. However, it's gonna cost you a bundle. I myself don't have a laptop but I've been researching them, especially the HP Pavilion ZV6000 (not recommended for serious gaming). Since notebooks aren't as customizable as desktops I'd advise you to go with a desktop for gaming as companies would throw in a lot of stuff you won't need.

The best gaming notebook out there would have to be a dell, I really hate dells but I have to give it to them on this one, the XPS laptop is a good gaming laptop and would run anything on the PC gaming market

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yes and no .it comes down to how much you want to spend$$$$$
by Qosmio / October 29, 2005 2:45 PM PDT
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going with a gaming notebook getting great graphics and sound as well as a great screen will cost you,s xps2/toshiba qosmio G25 are power packed f,sure giving just that.from 3000 to 3600 .The Game DOOM 3 runs excelent on both.going with a desktop for gameing will cost half as much giving you the option to upgrade the graphics card in the future.I use my notebook as a desktop . gameing/media center/ work/everything giving me the flexabilty not to be stuck at a computer desk all day longggggggg.

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You can get good performance at a reasonable price....
by togus / October 30, 2005 12:12 AM PDT

in a notebook. The new HP Dv4000 with the ATI X700 card runs Doom3 at medium settings with no problem at all, also runs Call of Duty which is a demanding game. A Dv4000 can be nicely configured for $1300 or so. If you want 64 bit technology the MSI MS-1029 is a powerful machine at a reasonable price. As far as the best gaming notebooks, that's certainly debatable. Sager, ASUS, Falcon, Dell, Toshiba, VooDoo and others make very expensive and very high performance machines that should run anything currently available. I bought a Dv4000 and love the machine, a great balance of performance, value and portability. I also wanted to buy a machine from a company that is large enough to have parts and be in existence in a few years...

Notebooks, like boats, are all about compromise; but I think the flexibility they offer (I'm typing this in a arm chair while watching the Sunday morning political talk shows, later I'll take the machine with me to a local bagel shop to drink coffee, listen to live jazz and do e-mails, in late afternoon I'll go on line to play some games) can't be beat.

Notebooks, like boats, are all about compromise; but I think the felibility they offer (I'm typing this in a arm chair while watching the Sunday morning politial talk shows, later I'll take the machine with me to a local bagel shop to drink coffee,listen to live jazz and do e-mails in late afernoon I'll go on line to play some games)can't be beat.

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by Qosmio / October 30, 2005 1:52 AM PDT
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cnet has a great notebook rating
go to( consumer )there nonprofit and look up the pc makers track record.dont get stuck in a rut with junk
if you want a gaming notebook you want a great graphics 6600-6800 many gamers get a notebooks and lose buy going cheap .if you go notebook go proformance for gaming.
the desktop as stated above would be the less expensive as well as easy upgrade at less cost.

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If games will be the primary use of the system...
by Nooorm / October 31, 2005 3:04 AM PST
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...BUILD a desktop. You can build a very good desktop gaming system for around $1,200 (USD), a budget sys for $800. I check this site about once a month for config updates:,1556,644478,00.asp

Extreme Tech updates their game sys builds regularly. I built the "Bang-for-the-Buck Gaming PC" over the summer. Runs like a champ. Handles most games with ease and any thing else I need it to do.

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