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Old 05-01-2007, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im fixing to buy a laptop for college in a couple of weeks and im looking to get a laptop that can handle some games such as bf2142/2, CoH, Supreme Command, and other of that sort. im not really sure how video cards compare on laptops, i assume they pretty much line up with their desktop lines. i have a budget roughly around $1300-1400 and was looking to see what the best i could get for the money.
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Are you looking for something light & easy to carry? If you are, your choices of gaming hardware are going to be limited. If ease of carry is not an issue, look at a Dell XPS M1210 or Alienware Area-51 m5550. You can customize all of the notebooks by these companies, too.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually dude its pretty expensive for a gaming laptop, the video cards really dont compare due to space, the cards dont really fit as well in a laptop if you want an actual gaming laptop you should look at a high end dell xps or alienware i suggest if you want a serious gaming machine get desktop, if you really want a gaming laptop go for alienware

p.s. with 1,400 i dont really think a 1,400 laptop would really play supreme commander too well its pretty hard on the pc
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Are you looking for something light & easy to carry? If you are, your choices of gaming hardware are going to be limited. If ease of carry is not an issue, look at a Dell XPS M1210 or Alienware Area-51 m5550. You can customize all of the notebooks by these companies, too.

and the Alienware Area-51 m5550 has a really bad video card (radeon X1400) but can go to a go 7600 which is still kind've bad
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and the Alienware Area-51 m5550 has a really bad video card (radeon X1400) but can go to a go 7600 which is still kind've bad
Just offering suggestions...
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alright well i was looking at a couple of laptops on newegg that had a x1700... im assuming that that would be the equivalent of a 7600gt or so on a desktop.
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alright well i was looking at a couple of laptops on newegg that had a x1700... im assuming that that would be the equivalent of a 7600gt or so on a desktop.
never assume anything, its hard to compare these two as ones a desktop card and ones a lap card, i personally would think the 7600 would still be better but who knows
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alright then i guess my budget won't allow for it. i'll just save my money and just one that will do basic school work. thanks for all the help guys.
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Default Re: Looking to get a gaming notebook

just get this-
Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G1-AK024C NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7200(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide SXGA+ 2GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 - Retail
It will run all of the games mentioned fine.
Its more expensive then your set price, but you do get what you pay for.
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