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Old 01-01-2008, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I need some help finding a laptop for my friend. He is looking to spend about $1000 - $1200. Wants to do some gaming like Command and Conquer 3 and other strategy games. Doesn't play fps at all.
He also wants to be able to play older games like Red Alert 2 so I was wondering how well that would work out on Vista.

Basically just looking for good deals that have a decent dedicated graphics card and would like 15.4 or 17 if that is possible.

Also any good links to deal sites would be good.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER CRZ-58 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5500(1.66GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 2GB DDR2 667 120GB Dual layer DVD Burner NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 - Retail
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15.4", upgrade to 8600M for $200
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17", upgrade from 8400M to 8600M for $100
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Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite X205-SLi1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7250(2.00GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 2GB DDR2 667 240GB HD DVD-ROM / Super Multi Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - Retail

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Dell’s XPSTM M1730
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7500. (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Vista® Ultimate. (32Bit)
4GB DDR2 RAM.
NVIDIA GeForce Go 8700M GT graphics.
250GB Hard Drive. (SATA)
Wireless. (a/b/g)
Blu-ray Disc DVD+/-RW Optical Drive.
Bluetooth.
9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery.
17.0" UltraSharp.
2.0mp Webcam.
Graphite Black/Sapphire Blue Casing with White LED Back lights.


Nice laptop good features, as for playing older games I haven't seen much in the way of computability errors but for the most part you can just right click the .exe an force compatibility for XP, "2000, ect.
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Is the 8600m gt the best to get in this price range?

Is Dells lcd truelife a good thing to get? it cost nothing to add.
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Yes as far as I know the 8600m is great for mobile gaming. I have no experience with the true life but if it costs nothing add it.
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HP DV9700t Laptop: Core 2 Duo 2.20GHz 2GB 250GB $999, with 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS card. 17.0" (1680 x 1050) screen.
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He went with Trotters suggestion of the 17" and 8600m gt.

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