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Old 02-11-2009, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, i posted a mesage a couple of days ago about a laptop which turns out.. i guess just wasnt good enough graphics wise for what i need.

Ill re-brief you! I just want to do normal things, and play mediocre games such as Counter-Strike Source, Medieval 2 Total War, Battlefield 1942 and mostly of all.. the up and coming Empire Total War.

The minimum requirements for E:TW:

Operating System: Windows XP 32(service pack 2), Windows Vista 32 OS.
Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Intel or AMD equivalent processor.
System Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) 2GB RAM (Vista).
Graphics Card: 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (shader 2.0 or higher).
Sound Card: Directx9.0c compatible sound card.
Windows compatible mouse & keyboard.
15 GB free uncompressed hard drive space.

(NEWS | Empire: Total War)

Heres the link to the asus laptop im interested in, and here are the basic specs:
(Acer Gemstone 5520G TL60 4GB 15.4" Laptop - Tesco.Direct)

Graphics Nvidia® Geforce® 9300 256MB VRAM
Processor AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
Processor Cache 1Mb
Processor Model Number TL60
Processor Speed 2GHz
Hard Drive Size 250GB
Memory Size 4GB

Nvidia® Geforce® 9300 256MB VRAM.. according to Notebookcheck, this graphics card is quite decent considering my needs, and is described: Compared to the old 8400M G, the 9300M GS has a higher core speed and is therefore faster. Modern DirectX 10 games will run only in low details and resolutions. Older DirectX 9 games, like HalfLife 2 or Far Cry run fluently in medium to high details. (Notebookcheck: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS)

So.. hopefully, i reckon this is just about the laptop i need, and at a decent price (: what do you think?

thanks for any answers!

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That should do the trick, but the site you are getting it from is horrid for finding anything. Really, people need to look at Newegg to see how a search should be done.

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