Laptop investing

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Fire Factory, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Fire Factory

    Fire Factory Guest

    Hey Guys need some advice:

    IM looking for a laptop that will be able to handle Comand and Conquer Generals/Zero Hour,Doom 3, BF1942 and BF:V, and alot my school projects.

    Was wondering what you would go with?

    Right now im looking at Dell INSRION XPS or an Alienware

    which do you all perfer?
  2. neonwheels

    neonwheels New Member

    Sep 23, 2003
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    Sony and Toshiba are my favorites, Dell is alright especially if you can get a student discount.

    In my experience, Alienware results of paying a ton more for a pretty looking case, but that was with desktops, so I'm not quite sure about laptops.

    I'd look for either a P4 w' HT, or a AMD64 (depending on which you like better) make sure you upgrade the video card. For Doom 3 you need something with a ATI/Nvidia chipset, the Intel Extreme isn't going to cut it.

    Best of luck.
  3. Fire Factory

    Fire Factory Guest

    They have an upgrade to 256mb Video card, but will it use all that, Persoanlly id get it for the future, what about you?
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

    Nov 13, 2001
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    BC, Canada/Stockholm, Sweden
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    i know emachines suck ass, but here is a laptop that is done quite well by them. i have many friends who have bought this (well smuggled across the boarder), and they have all given me rave reviews.

    $1599USD (after $100MIR)

    Display: 15.4" Widescreen TFT LCD WXGA (1280 x 800 max. resolution)
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition 1
    CPU: Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ Processor
    64-bit Architecture operates at 2.00 GHz
    System Bus uses HyperTransport™
    Technology operating at 1600 MHz
    1 MB L2 Cache
    Memory: 512 MB DDR SODIMM (PC 2700)
    Hard Drive: 80 GB HDD 2
    Optical Drives: DVD +/- RW Drive (Write Max: 2.4x DVD+R/RW, 2x DVD-R/RW, 6x CD-R, 10x CD-RW; Reads 24x CD, 8x DVD)
    Media Reader: 6-in-1 Digital Media Manager (Compact Flash, Micro Drive, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro)
    Video: ATI® Mobility RADEON™ 9600 with 64 MB Video RAM
    Sound: PC2001 Compliant AC '97 Audio
    Built-in Stereo Speakers
    Modem: 56K ITU V.92 Fax/Modem
    Network: 802.11g Built-in Wireless (up to 54Mbps)
    10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    Pointing Device: Touchpad with Vertical Scroll Zone
    Battery: 8-cell Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
    Dimensions: 1.6"h x 14.0"w x 10.4"d
    Weight: 7.5 lbs. (8.65 total travel weight) 3
    Internet: AOL Membership Included (Additional phone charges may apply. Click here for details.)
    Ports/Other: 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 IEEE 1394, 1 VGA External Connector, 1 S-Video Out, Microphone In, Headphone/Audio Out, 1 PCMCIA Slot (Card Bus type I or type II)
    Pre-Installed Software: Microsoft Works 7.0 1, Microsoft Money 2004, Microsoft Picture It! Standard Edition, Encarta Online, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Microsoft Media Player, Real Player, PowerDVD, Internet Explorer, BigFix®, CompuServe®, Norton AntiVirus 2004 (90 day complimentary subscription)

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