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Old 10-31-2007, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was glancing through the laptop section and found something of gaming quality.

It is a Dell Vostro. In the small buisness line-up.

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5270 (1.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
LCD PANEL 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife™
MEMORY 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
HARD DRIVE 160G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner w/ double-layer DVD+R write capability
VIDEO CARD 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT edit
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The thing comes with a 8600gt M and a core 2 duo for $700 out the door.
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The laptop version of the 8600GT is probably a gimped version of the real 8600GT, and the real 8600GT is a gimped version of itself. I wouldn't bother gaming on that thing... Still a great deal for 700 bones.
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alright deal
when i get my laptop after i leave home for collage in like 4 years i'm probably not getting a gaming one....unless my parents don't let my keep my rig
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its still a nice deal... if u upgrade the RAM.. u got a killer system..

also doesn't Vosotros mean "Y'all" in Spanish
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yup, but it is only used in spain and no other spanish speaking countries
its a verb form of "Estar" and referrs to as "Ya'll" as a group of males/females
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ya.. Spanish.. i've got a conjugating test on it tomorrow.. (just for the AR infinitives... yawn.. so easy..) anyways back to the topic.. isn't the 7950m the best Laptop GPU out there? how come no high end 8 series for the laptops.. i don't want the Penryn's to be limited by a 7950
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isn't the 7950m the best Laptop GPU out there? how come no high end 8 series for the laptops.. i don't want the Penryn's to be limited by a 7950
You'd have to think about the power usage and heat output of the higher end 8 series.
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yes it is
cuz thats whats in those uber $4000 dells and alienware
they need an 8800...
7950 and 8600 are really the only ones i see in gaming mags and such
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good point b1gapl.. but it might be possible with the new 8800gt.. possibly?
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good point b1gapl.. but it might be possible with the new 8800gt.. possibly?
Actually it can with that 65nm fabrication process, and the fact that it consumes less power than the GTS, GTX, or Ultra.
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