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Old 07-22-2008, 02:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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8600m is better, but I recall hearing that WoW is the only game that was intended for the laptop and a 3470 can handle it fine.
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Your forgetting Oblivion

I would reccomend the Lenovo Y510 with the 8600m GTS graphics card.

You can order it direct from lenovo for $818 if you live outside of California and about 900 if you do. Taxes suck...

If you google Lenovo Y510 Lenovo has a page at the top with a coupon code for something like 14% off which shaves a lot off the price. Also shipping is free too.

Mine should be arriving later this week.
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how does a 3470 compare against a 8600m? That laptop looks pretty decent if the gpu is any good. (talking about maroon's suggestion).
There is another good laptop that have 9600M GS, but it cost $100 more

Newegg.com - ASUS M50 Series M50Vm-X1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS - Laptops / Notebooks
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