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Old 06-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As a grad present my parents are going to let me buy a laptop college.

Due to some scholarship money from my highschool my budget is anywhere from $750-1000.

I currently have a gaming desktop (specs may be in sig) and was hoping to nab a laptop that could also do a little gaming incase I travel and can't bring my pc.

I was looking at this MSI on Newegg: Newegg.com - MSI GX620-001US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 320GB HDD DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

I was also looking at the graphics card listing stickied in this forum to check to see where the 9600 falls. For my price range is there any chance to find a laptop with a "class 1" card?

What are your opinions on that MSI? Could I find better?

Thanks for your help!
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That MSI is rock solid, I would trust it more than the leading companies tbh... ASUS is my top pick in laptops though.. but this is still good..

You can't afford a Class 1 GPU in that budget, but if you add $100 to your budget you could:

Newegg.com - MSI GT627-216US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS - Laptops / Notebooks
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Been doing some more searching and I found this: Asus - Laptop with Intelģ Centrinoģ 2 Processor Technology - Brown/Yellow/Black - G50Vt-X5

To me, it looks pretty nice. (spec-wise I mean)

Considering the specs of the computer, and the fact that the 9800M GS is considered a Class 1 card... it seems like a low price.

Is there something wrong with it that I'm missing, or is it just a good deal?

Wish it had a 2.26 or 2.4 processing speed... not a huge deal though.
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You better off buying a new one for bestbuy or something, it'll be less hasstle for you when it brakes.
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i just got this asus laptop from newegg. (not listed on there anymore).
Asus New F50SV-X1 laptop with GeForce GT 120M Graphics card. Perfect and multipurpose laptop | laptops-reviews.net

was only $814 with shipping. only games ive played on it so far are CSS and WoW and it runs them at all max graphics and never lags. gets around 50+ on css and 30ish on WoW.
only complaint is that it has 4 gigs of ram and comes with 32 bit vista :| and the battery doesnt last that long.
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GT 120M isn't that great of a card and WoW and CSS aren't really that demanding anyways.. actually you should have a lot higher FPS than that on both those games
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GT 120M isn't that great of a card and WoW and CSS aren't really that demanding anyways.. actually you should have a lot higher FPS than that on both those games
There is something weird with wow and it's graphics engine that only allows it to cap out at like 30ish FPS with top end computer builds while the game graphics are on high.

This could be wrong but I think this is how I remember it being explained on their forums... It has something to do with the graphics engine pulling more processing power from the CPU rather than the graphics card.
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Ya I knew that about WoW, and I didn't know the GTS 250 was new enough for that..

But, CSS should run relatively high, around 120FPS (which is where its capped_)
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