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Ive been looking through C-net, and plenty of other sites trying to find a laptop for me. All i wanted to do really is play decent games such as Counterstrike: Source, Maybe download music and things for school. Looking at the processors, i was aiming for like 2.4 or igher, and it does not seem that there are any laptops with that kind of power. I was wondering if laptop processors ran on a different scale then desktop processors (IE 1.7 on a laptop runs like a 2.5 on a Desktop)?

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A Core Duo 1.66 Ghz is faster than a Pentium 4 3.4 GHz HT enabled in benchmarks like SuperPi.

You'll need at least an ATi Mobility Radeon X1400 to run your games.

Look at the Dell Inspiron E1505. I own it and I really like it.

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I assume youre talking about clock speed when you say "2.4 or higher." This is irrelevant and you should be looking more into the processor type (such as AMD or intel, Dual Core or Single Core) as well as front side bus speeds and L2 Cache. Right now, the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are the best when in comes to over all preformance; But for what your planning to to do, Amd Turion 64 x2 and first generation Core Duos (or even Pentium M's and core solo's for that matter) will do the job just fine as long as you have a decent dedicated video card.

Secondly, how much are you willing to spend? You can get a decent system for around 1000$ if you look hard enough. Try

Third, how large do you want the screen/notebook? 15.4 inches seems to be the standard. If you want more power, you'll need to go to a 17 inch monitor configured with a higher end dedicated video card. These Laptops often weigh upwards of 9 lbs.

Really popular models with 15.4" screens include the HP PAviliion dv 6000t and the dell e1505. Just custom configure these with dedicated graphics cards such as the ati x1400 and you should be ok (if all you do is mild gaming).
If you want something more capable while keeping the same portability, try the stylish Asus G1.

If your looking for a full on gaming rig, then start looking for 17" models.

hope that helps.

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