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Old 03-08-2006, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking about getting the Area-51 m5700 notebook. My main uses for it would be to play specificly, WoW, Battlefield 2, Counter-Strike, and Black & White 2. Would it run those games well? And what upgrades should i consider to make it run better? i am ready to spend around $1,400

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Post the specs your gonna get. As for Alienware, they arent great, but they certainly are not bad either. I'd say go for it.
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Intel M 740 1.73GHz 2MB L2 Cache 533MHz FSB
Alienware Intel 915PM + ICH6 Chipset
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Yea the downside about notebooks is that you can't save money by building your own.

http://www.alienware.com/product_det...de=SKU-DEFAULT

looks like you configure it yourself, what are you willing to spend on the notebook.
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no... What a royal waste of money. You can buy a nice pickup for what you'd pay for that laptop.

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Pretty sure they're the best kind of laptop for gaming you can get at the moment. If that's what you're gonna do on it, then it's a good idea. They look cool too.
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I'd rather do a custom notebook.

For 1400 you could have a better laptop.
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or you could go to www.xtremenotebooks.com thats a pretty good website with prices however i haven't bought anything from them but i heard good things
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Gaming Notebooks is an oxymoron ... that is unless you want to carry around a power hungry, hot running, large and thick "notebook".

Build a gaming desktop for gaming (~$1200) and buy a cheap notebook for mobility (~$1000).

It's really the best way to go.
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I would also build a desktop and buy a laptop if necessary. Why would you want a notebook to play games? Get a notebook only if you need it for work/school. Otherwise there are no other good reasons to own a laptop.
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