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Triple Comparo of Laptops

by pooky5333 / March 15, 2008 4:56 AM PDT

Which one of the sweet thing would perform best for casual gaming, heavy nternet usage, multimedia, and a but-load of hi-res photos?

Contender #1 A Lean Mean Mac Machine (MacBook)
# 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
# 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVD

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Macs aren't good gamers.
by rob54w / March 15, 2008 7:29 AM PDT

I've been researching what laptop to buy for a while now, and I've came to the realization early on that Macbooks can't handle today's games. Notice that Apple doesn't even show you what graphics card it has in it when you configure it online.

The Dell 1530 is a much better gamer and performer overall than the Dell 1330, just to let you know.

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These can't be compared.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 8:18 AM PDT

You mixed in laptops with integrated X3100 video and another with the 8400M. You have to flatten it out to similar parts to really compare.

Also, one is a Mac so there are benefits there you won't get in Vista. And vice versa.

I'm unsure how one would choose here.

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by pooky5333 / March 15, 2008 9:49 AM PDT

Games do not really matter that much and ea games are on mac anyway. So Then for multimedia (pictures) and other processing which system would be the fastest, most reliable, and be the easiest to use and why.

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Sadly, reliability is dependent on the owner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Revised

I've had similar units with not a single failure or issue. Then again others don't fare so well.

I'd back off those 3 and try another 3 of similar stature.

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