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Old 11-06-2010, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would greatly appreciate if some proper tech experts could tell me which of the three laptops is best for the price ( my range is around €700 ). I would LOVE to be able to play games like Call of Duty Black Ops, Empire: Total War, Age of Empires, Battlefield.

Alienware M11X €699 (everything standard)

Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor ULV SU4100 (1.30GHz, 2MB, 800MHz)
Memory (RAM?): 2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x1024]
Graphics card: 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M
LCD: 29.5cm (11.6") WideHD 1366x768 (720p)

Dell Studio XPS 15, price €694 (everything standard)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor (2.53 GHz,3M)
RAM: 2048MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x2048]
Graphics card: 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420M Graphics Card
LCD: 15.6 High Definition WLED TL ( 1366x768 )720p

Sony VAIO E Series, price €674 (everything standard)

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I would get the M11x for its known gaming capabilities. Maybe update a few parts if you can, RAM, CPU or Graphics for example. CPU most importantly.

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Um, the xps is the Dell gaming brand... It'll game just fine

The difference in the 2 laptops are obviously screen size, the mx11 is a netbook, and battery life, again the mx11 is better on batteries.

Both are good systems, but you need to decide on screen, mx11 is 11" and the xps is 15.6"
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