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nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256GB Graphics Card- How Good Is It?

by rob54w / March 15, 2008 7:26 AM PDT

I am looking at an HP laptop with this configuration:
-Operating system Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
-Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
-Display 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
-Memory FREE Upgrade to 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)!!
-Graphics Card 50% OFF 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS - For Core 2 Duo Processors
-Personalization HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Microphone
-Networking FREE Upgrade to Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection!!
-Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
-Primary CD/DVD Drive SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
-Primary Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

My question is, can this computer run games like EverQuest 2 and WoW on medium to low setttings without skipping? The graphics card is the highest configurable on this model. I could get a Dell desktop with a better configuration for the same price, but I like the idea of carrying my computer around the house.

Any feedback is great! Thanks to all at CNet!

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For those, fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 8:19 AM PDT

Not a desktop gaming experience but very usable.

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by rob54w / March 15, 2008 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: For those, fine.

That gives me a lot of confidence in my laptop search!

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