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Old 07-14-2004, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With these laptop specs, do you think video editing and gaming are going to be good? or is there anything i need to know about something on this model thats good....bad???


Intel p4 w/HT technology 3.0Ghz
15.4 in. WSXGA+
1GB DDR RAM 400mhz 2 DIMMs
128mb ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
60GB Hard Drive at 7200RPM
4x CD/DVD burner (DVD-RW/DVD-R)
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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heh i think thats the best laptop i ever saw
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Old 07-14-2004, 04:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My experience though somewhat limited is that laptop performance can be allot slower than what you expect from a given set of specs. My dell laptop 2.4Ghz P4 (desktop processor version), Radio 7500 mobile 32mb, 384Mb ram looks pretty good on paper for gaming. In reality I have trouble running older games such as Unreal Tournament and C&C Renegade. I recommend finding and test driving a laptop in the same product line at a retail location and reading lots of reviews before dropping the dough.
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Kizzle, that graphics card is what really hurts you Everything else should be able to run older and possibly some newer, at lower settings, games, pretty well O.O
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wow, thats still a pretty good portable . . .

who makes it? stay away from HP . . . my family has 2 notebooks from hp, they book are not good . . .

plus, dont expect the battery to last long (with a 3Ghz HT, WS, DVD+R, and 7200rpm HDD)

for laptops, i like centrino . . .

its very good for portables . . .

i know a few people with it, they love it . . .

and play games on it
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Personally, I would never get a laptop for gaming. Thats a pretty good one, and should be able to run newer games on it such as HL2 and Doom 3 (only a few weeks away).
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yeah, desktops are best for gaming . . .

personally, i wouldnt call gaming laptops really "laptops"

theyre more . . . 'compressed desktops"

the point being, a good one is HUGE and HEAVY

i recommend alienware


http://www.alienware.com/configurato...de=SKU-EXTREME

see if that works
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personally, i wouldnt call gaming laptops really "laptops"

theyre more . . . 'compressed desktops"
Yeah... and my PC isnt' really a "PC"... it's more like an over-sized Pocket Tablet on steriods.
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LOL HAHA

good one
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lol, that was great. yeah, i would say a desktop is better for gaming, more to choose from.
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