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Old 02-13-2011, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Dual Core Mobile Processor i5-540M (2.53GHz) 3MB Cache

Memory (RAM)

Graphics Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 - 1GB GDDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11

Memory - Hard Disk

2 x Enigma Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (One Spare)

Power Lead & Adaptor
2 x UK Power Lead & 90W AC Adaptor (One spare)

I was wondering your opinion on this hardware for a better gaming rig than my 8 year old desktop (kind of a silly question, since anything will be better). Im on a small budget (limiting myself to <£800) and unfortunately have very little knowledge of a decent setup. Im not looking for anything extravagant, just something that will run most games (except anything excessively graphics intensive), to a decent degree. Pristine detail and so on is not important to me, just that it runs smooth and lag free.

Ive also never used a laptop before, but I have university coming up soon so I figured id invest in one. Ive heard of friends having trouble with batteries.. or adapters, or something, so any trivial advice in this area would be extremely welcome.

So, your opinions? Thank you very much in advance!

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Default Re: Opinion on these specs?

Any brand you are considering? Does screen size bother you? Those specs look fine for gaming.

Well, of course your desktop was made in the stone age. :P

IMO, Toshiba laptops are excellent for gaming. £1 over your budget.

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