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Old 09-30-2006, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.alienware.com/configurato...de=SKU-DEFAULT

Is this a good gaming laptop?

AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile ML34 1.8GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache

How good is that processor compared to an amd athlon 64 3500+?
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, that processor is extremely slow. Try and find either a dual-core Turion, or a Core Duo, or Core 2 Duo. That is the equivalent of a Sempron 2800+
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so can you give me a link to a fast laptop with a great video card?

I mean a gaming laptop.
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How about a dell xps lol. Core 2 duo and a Go 7900gtx

http://www.dell.com/content/products...n=specs#tabtop

http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/index...e_type=14_inch
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thats a little on the expensive side. I was thinking about $1400 or less.
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AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core TL-50 ( 35 Watts )

Are these processors good?

Is the nvidia geforce go7600 256mb the same as a evga geforce 7600gt 256mb?

Also would this be a good laptop?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115254

I don't think the graphics is good but i just wanted to know.
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I was thinking about an Alienware laptop too.

Alienware looks awesome but there a little more expensive then they should be.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I really don't like Acer laptops like Norcent suggested. Cheaply built not great quality. I just bought this ABS, works great nice graphics.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834224060
or this is the intel version with a core duo, very good deal too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834224062
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So is that ABS laptop really fast? I think thats what i might get.
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I'd say mine is, absolutely. I have the Turion one with 2gb of ram (had a gig from my last laptop) and I can run Oblivion on High setings at 1024x768 perfectly, I haven't even tried tweaking it yet. I got a nice 3dmark05 score out of it too but I can't remember it.
Anyways it's fast, thin, light (6lbs!), has a great screen and very good built in graphics, that's why I got it. Free shipping via Newegg too. Shipping from ABS starts at $50...
So I recommend it highly, either model looks very good and the reviews are good too.
edit: actually ABS does make benchmarks available on their site. They look like they're for the maxed out configuration of their respective laptops but it should give you an idea of how fast they are and how they compare performance-wise to eachother.
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