I'm buying a laptop (for school, and gaming of course!).
Now, I was interested in this ABS laptop:
Windows XP Pro (I like that!)
1MB CPU Cache
AMD 64 3400+
Chipset: SIS 755+SIS SB 963L
15.4" WXGA max res 1280x800
Radeon 9700, 128MB
100GB 5400 RPM HDD
2x So-DIMM DDR400 1 GIG RAM
3 USB, 1 IEEE1394, 1 VGA, 1 LPT, 1 SVIDEo
3 in 1 card reader
3D Audio AC'97 v2.3
I read the downfall to ABS laptops:
They get extremely hot, and in some cases the Radeon 9700 takes a crap in them.
I found this Compaq Presario R4025US:
80 GB HDD (probably 5400)
1 GIG DDR SDRAm
XP Home w/SP2
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP
Now I've had a compaq before, and I can say they do the job. What I have never had is a Radeon xPress 200M.
Is this video card better then 9700? Is this laptop overall BETTER for gaming then the ABS laptop?
I think IGP means that it's built into the laptop, if it is then it probably has shared memory which sucks. Enlighten me!
The games I plan on playing are: Battlefield Vietnam (1942, and maybe BF2), Brother in Arms, Half Life 2 (and the MODS), and any other modern game that is decent. I want to maintain a 30+FPS If possible.
If anyone could help me out, or direct me in the right direction for a good laptop, I'll apperciate it