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Old 12-12-2008, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I already saw the Graphics card ranking list, but I just want to make sure before i buy one which i should get. I am looking to do some gaming and possibly Left 4 Dead and TF2. And possibly the older games..What I am saying is which laptop is better for games?

Future Shop: Computers: Laptops: Toshiba 16" Satellite AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core QL-60 1.9GHz Laptop (A350D-003)

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Computers: Laptops: Toshiba Satellite 15.4" Laptop featuring AMD Turion 64 X2 Processor TL-60 (L300D-028) | Best Buy Canada Web Store

Much help would be appreciated.

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Have yoiu checked staples?

They too have great deals
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Yeah..But I am aiming something around these price ranges since my dad only gets off a certain amount from his work..
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16" mainly because its a Athlon and with a 16" screen. lol
Hope your not worried bout battery life.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Neither would work, they don't have dedicated cards. Both would completely and utterly fail at Left 4 Dead. Run TF2 at lowest settings, 640x480, at 20 FPS. . .

Newegg.com - ASUS M51 Series M51Ta-X1 NoteBook AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 3GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - Laptops / Notebooks

The dedicated card makes all the difference in the world. This thing would tackle Left 4 Dead and TF2 nicely, both games are great, I own them both. I have a laptop that's got just a little bit of a slower graphics card (also ASUS brand, same line) other than the graphics card, they've got the same hardware. I plug in 2 external monitors to it, each at 1680x1050. I run Left 4 Dead on one of them at the full resolution (1680x1050) with high settings, at 30-40 FPS. Left 4 Dead is way more demanding than TF2. This laptop should kick the **** out of both games.

It's just $100 more than one of your options, and the difference is epic. Newegg is very reliable by the way. Oh and if you wanted this before Christmas, newegg's cheapest shipping method guarantees it delivered on the 24th. If you place the order by 11:59 PST 12/18. Newegg is very reliable.

Don't get something without the dedicated card. Hope this was a help.
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Thats actually 300+ more... Hes in Canada
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Gaming laptop? For 500 USD? Not a chance. You want games on a laptop? You need a bigger budget.
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Gaming laptop? For 500 USD? Not a chance. You want games on a laptop? You need a bigger budget.
This. At least $800USD for something with a dedicated card, around a grand if at all possible. Even then it's not the greatest.
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You want at least something along the lines of an x1400 or 3470 to play the games you mentioned. You need to increase your budget by at least $200.
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