Looking for a new, rather cheap laptop... - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2007, 12:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Looking for a new, rather cheap laptop...

The 7xxx series graphics cards are not dx10 capable. The only graphics cards currently available that are dx10 capable are the geforce 8xxx series and the radeon HD 2xxx series. If you plan on doing any gaming you should consider getting a laptop with dedicated video

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 11-02-2007, 02:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 422
Send a message via AIM to Kubel
Default Re: Looking for a new, rather cheap laptop...

Both HP's you linked to are nice. I've also had bad experience with HP, but they made it right by shipping me an upgraded replacement. Because of this, I will consider buying from them again and still recommend them because they make some of the best consumer laptops.

Since 7150M is integrated, it won't be able to play the latest greatest games. In fact, it will probably struggle to play games that are a few years old. It is, however, a newer integrated GPU (replacing the older Go 6150). But you probably won't notice a significant difference between the two.

It will be DX10 compatible (in that you can install DX10 and continue to use the card), but the new features of DX10 will not work with the card (as a fully DX10 compliant card can) since this is a DX9 generation card.

If you want dedicated graphics, nothing can beat the value of a Dell Vostro. So you might want to consider them too. A nicely equipped Vostro with top-of-the-line graphics can be had for under $800. Of course, they will never look at pretty as the Pavilions.

Good luck on your purchase!

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth
~Romans 1:16
Kubel is offline  
Old 11-07-2007, 07:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
The Grinch
c0rr0sive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,688
Default Re: Looking for a new, rather cheap laptop...

We have decided to get an HP with the 7150, this laptop is going to be mostly for work/school/casual games. If I want to play some serious games I will just get an 8xxx series card for my desktop and play them on that. But thanks for the input from everyone

c0rr0sive is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.