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November 27th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Yeah I know but I meant the 3d intensive games. WOW is 3D but the details aren't exactly breath taking.
If you try playing stuff like World in Conflict, GRAW2 and the like it's going to be hell.
Stuff like the Civ series, Sim City, Football Manager... these would run fine. But for a gaming machine, laptops are generally not the way to go, especially if you have a home. Just get a desktop for that.
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That is actually changing. A subcatagory of laptops called "desktop-replacements" are being designed for gamers on the go.

The Asus G1S or G2S for example are very good gaming laptops, not too expensive either considering what the competition costs. They ran both Supreme Commander and CC3 at good speeds. The G1S (15" screen) goes for $1500 the G2 (17" screen) is about $1700. Compare that to Alienware or the Dell XPS and your at $3000 easy. No way I would spend 3 G's on a laptop, and I am about as nerdy as they come.

This is a good site for laptop reviews...

http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...eview=Asus+G1S

What I plan to do in the next few months is buy a Dell (most likely a Inspiron 1520) and upgrade the GPU to a 8600M ($100 extra). You can do the samething to the Dell Vostro 1500 as well.

I love ASUS notebooks but I am on the road a lot and they are too bulky. But as a desktop replacement + occasional travel they are really good for the price.

Just be sure on the GPU. Make sure its at least a 8400M and you really want to shoot for a 8600M. Also, 3 days ago Nvidia just released the 8800M which is a cut down 8800GTX with full Directx 10 support. I imagine they will be expensive at first, but it is the future.

Incidentally I have seem WOC on a Asus Lambrigini, it wasn't as pretty as on my 8800GTX but its definitely playable. Next year you will start to see some really good gaming laptops.
November 27th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
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That is actually changing. A subcatagory of laptops called "desktop-replacements" are being designed for gamers on the go.

The Asus G1S or G2S for example are very good gaming laptops, not too expensive either considering what the competition costs. They ran both Supreme Commander and CC3 at good speeds. The G1S (15" screen) goes for $1500 the G2 (17" screen) is about $1700. Compare that to Alienware or the Dell XPS and your at $3000 easy. No way I would spend 3 G's on a laptop, and I am about as nerdy as they come.

This is a good site for laptop reviews...

http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...eview=Asus+G1S

What I plan to do in the next few months is buy a Dell (most likely a Inspiron 1520) and upgrade the GPU to a 8600M ($100 extra). You can do the samething to the Dell Vostro 1500 as well.

I love ASUS notebooks but I am on the road a lot and they are too bulky. But as a desktop replacement + occasional travel they are really good for the price.

Just be sure on the GPU. Make sure its at least a 8400M and you really want to shoot for a 8600M. Also, 3 days ago Nvidia just released the 8800M which is a cut down 8800GTX with full Directx 10 support. I imagine they will be expensive at first, but it is the future.

Incidentally I have seem WOC on a Asus Lambrigini, it wasn't as pretty as on my 8800GTX but its definitely playable. Next year you will start to see some really good gaming laptops.

I have a dell xps...and obviously the video card in it is a piece of crap....i didnt know to ask for a better one....im still learning about stuff like that...i asked the dell rep if it would be a good computer for gaming..and of course they told me yes....lol...
November 28th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Actually the XPS was the Dell gaming model, until they bought Alienware earlier this year. The still use the XPS, but Alienware is better for games. The whole reason Dell bought out Alienware was because the XPS was extremely overpriced and a underpreformer.

You have 2 choices.

1. You can buy a home model like a Vostro or a Inspiron and customize the parts so that its a better game PC via the Dell website

or

2. Buy one of the true gamer laptops from ASUS, Alienware, Segar, ibuypower, etc.
This will likely cost more, except for the ASUS which is the best bang for buck in this catagory.
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November 28th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
Actually the XPS was the Dell gaming model, until they bought Alienware earlier this year. The still use the XPS, but Alienware is better for games. The whole reason Dell bought out Alienware was because the XPS was extremely overpriced and a underpreformer.

You have 2 choices.

1. You can buy a home model like a Vostro or a Inspiron and customize the parts so that its a better game PC via the Dell website

or

2. Buy one of the true gamer laptops from ASUS, Alienware, Segar, ibuypower, etc.
This will likely cost more, except for the ASUS which is the best bang for buck in this catagory.
hmm...well im sure ill buy a new laptop in a year or so lol..maybe before...my folks bought a new hp computer (desktop)...and im sure it would work on that one...so all i gotta do is work on talkin them into letting me use it lol...my mom said she didnt want any games on it...so we shall see lol.
 


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