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PostSubject: Notebooks   25/06/08, 08:12 pm

So i am investing in a notebook for college however i am having issues deciding on brand...

i want my computer to be able to play warhammer so the company would need to offer a half decent graphics card and ram...

does anyone have any suggestions?

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   25/06/08, 08:33 pm

You could try a Window's-fairing computer; but try not to get Vista. Vista has a load of issues - among those being the inability to play a lot of games. So be sure to save enough money to plunk down for a copy of Windows XP. Not to mention, most laptops running windows will need a few hardware upgrades before they're ready to play the high-end games.

Or, you could simply get a Macintosh laptop. Many have the capability to play high-end games right off the bat. The only problem is you would still need to plunk down some extra money to buy some sort of windows emulator like bootcamp or leopard - being that Macintosh computers lack the capability to play games on their own.

Each side has their own problems, pro's, and cons - for instance Window's has a ton of error messages, but it's fairly easy to fix if it crashes or breaks, while a Macintosh doesn't have error messages, yet once it's gone, it's gone - there is no raising it from the dead and you may as well buy a new one.

It's really all in your preference. Except there is one must: get a damn mouse. That stupid sensor pad is so fricking sensitive on both laptops, not to mention it's frustrating to use. One accidental brush of your wrist will send your mouse reeling across the screen - and if you're playing a game, you'll find yourself running in circles, and frustrating your allies with your slowness.


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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   25/06/08, 08:53 pm

yes 100% agreed

however i am getting vista pro edition (i think thats what its called)

basically they install xp then upgrade it to vista so i get the amazing of xp with the beauty of vista

plus i want vista because it can easily support 4 gigs of ram...

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   25/06/08, 09:51 pm

Wolfram is a 17" widescreen Gateway MX8738.



He's a beast~
I haven't have any problems with him thus far. Its been about a year now, and aside from my charger breaking everything is still works perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 06:17 pm

Ya know what, notebooks are the most useless pieces of garbage ever, so says me.
If you want my expert opinion on the matter, don't get a notebook, they suck and are inferior in every way to a desktop.
Like I tell everyone when they ask what to get for a computer, get what you need and no more, computers are too expensive and go out of style way too fast for you to be getting any more; and what I tell everyone regarding college computer buying: College is absolutely no reason to have portability.

But, if your mind is set on notebook buying, I'll tell you what I know.
DO NOT BUY HP OR DELL, damn I cannot stress this enough. Buying piece of crap mainstream company BS that I could put together for $20 is like throwing your money away. Do your research. Don't shy away from Vista, yeah it sucks, but not nearly as much as everyone (including myself) makes it sound. If you want Windows, get the newest version of the OS, simple as that. And if you do get Vista, don't get sucked into the marketing gimmick of ULTIMATE IS THE ULTIMATE!!! No, there is barely any difference operation-wise between the cheapest and the costliest. Buy the cheapest one that suits your needs and be happy.

As for models, here's THE notebook of today, trust me if I'm saying it's good, it really is, because everyone knows I hate everything :P.

Asus M70Sa

About $1,500 and gives most desktops a run for their money.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 06:35 pm

mmm good to know i will take look at that shortly after my grad party...

so i can see if i can afford it XD

remember though i want this notebook to be a portable gaming computer

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 07:41 pm

Xandrophone wrote:
Ya know what, notebooks are the most useless pieces of garbage ever, so says me.

*strokes wolfram*

Xander, come apologize to Wolfram and say you didn't mean it. D:<

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 07:57 pm

@manda Lol, it's okay Wolframmy, we all love you!

Though Justin, you make me laugh, a gaming laptop is really an oxymoron, and from your reaction to a 1.5 grand price tag is also laughable. Expect to pay at least 2.5 grand and up for actual gaming desktop level performance in a notebook. Trust me when I say notebooks are not where it's at for gaming and if gaming is the foremost thing in mind when buying a computer, you shouldn't be buying a notebook.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 11:23 pm

I agree with Xander.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 11:50 pm

Xandrophone wrote:
@manda Lol, it's okay Wolframmy, we all love you!

Though Justin, you make me laugh, a gaming laptop is really an oxymoron, and from your reaction to a 1.5 grand price tag is also laughable. Expect to pay at least 2.5 grand and up for actual gaming desktop level performance in a notebook. Trust me when I say notebooks are not where it's at for gaming and if gaming is the foremost thing in mind when buying a computer, you shouldn't be buying a notebook.

well i have 2 problems:

1. my parents would not be happy seeing me gaming IN THE LIVING ROOM!!!

2. the notebook that i was just looiking at is better then what i have and me thinks my grad party would pay for it O.o

if not my parents will help me buy this computer because i need it for college O.o

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 11:51 pm

GET A WOLFRAM, GET A WOLFRAM~

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   26/06/08, 11:56 pm

can you tell me ram processor and graphix card?

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 12:05 am

Hmm... lemme see...
*looks at the box*

Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor

as for the rest... no clue.
I don't know these things. ^^;

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 12:06 am

well that processor alone blows my current one to shit so good start i will look into wolfram

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 12:13 am

As I said earlier, Wolfram is a beastttt~

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 02:16 pm

Roflcopterbarbeque at nothing because I can :)

Hey Justin, here's the specs on that model I mentioned, comes in three configs, just in case you were curious.
Btw, Amanderson: Unfortunately Wolfram doesn't even have a GPU, in fact I think if it tried to run Warhammer or any game akin to it, it may slit its wrists like so many HP fanfics...

M70SA-A1 @ ~$1,299
Screen: 17" WXGA+ (1440x900) glossy
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Processor T5550 1.83GHz 2MB 533 FSB
Video card: 1024MB (1GB) ATI HD 3650 (DX10)
RAM: 3GB DDR2 667Mhz
Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drives (2x250GB) Dual HDD Capable
Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVDRW Drive
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Wireless: Integrated 802.11a/g/n and Internal Bluetooth
Battery: 8 cell battery
Other: Built in TV Tuner

M70SA-B1 @ ~$1,599
Screen: 17" WXGA+ (1440x900) glossy
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Processor T8300 2.4GHz 3MB 800 FSB
Video card: 1024MB (1GB) ATI HD 3650 (DX10)
RAM: 4GB DDR2 667Mhz
Hard Drive: 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drives Dual HDD Capable
Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVDRW Drive
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Wireless: Integrated 802.11a/g/n and Internal Bluetooth
Battery: 8 cell battery
Other: Built in TV Tuner

M70SA-C1 @ ~$2,350
Screen: 17" WUXGA (1920x1200) glossy
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Penryn Processor T9300 2.5GHz 6MB 800 FSB
Video card: 1024MB (1GB) ATI HD 3650 (DX10)
RAM: 4GB DDR2 667Mhz
Hard Drive: 1,000GB 5400RPM Hard Drive (2x500GB) Dual HDD Capable
Optical Drive: Blue-Ray Disk/DVDRW Drive
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 02:17 pm

Xandrophone wrote:

Btw, Amanderson: Unfortunately Wolfram doesn't even have a GPU, in fact I think if it tried to run Warhammer or any game akin to it, it may slit its wrists like so many HP fanfics...

LOLOLOL. xD

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 02:20 pm

Oh hey, side thought into anyone getting new computers: GET A 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM!!!

Since new technology these days takes advantage of such increases in bittage, having an old 32-bit OS really won't cut it. Switching from a 32 to 64 OS increases performance by leaps and bounds. Of course it doesn't help that Vista comes in both versions and most OEM dealers try to skamp you off with the 32.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   27/06/08, 04:19 pm

yeah i have 32 bit vista on my computer...

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   28/06/08, 12:40 am

Oh yeah, Justin if you still are looking for more laptop options, check out these laptops as well:

Alienware Area-51 m15x
Alienware Area-51 m9750
Gateway P-171XL FX Edition
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   28/06/08, 09:35 am

Xandrophone wrote:
M70SA-B1 @ ~$1,599
Screen: 17" WXGA+ (1440x900) glossy
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Processor T8300 2.4GHz 3MB 800 FSB
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Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVDRW Drive
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Wireless: Integrated 802.11a/g/n and Internal Bluetooth
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Other: Built in TV Tuner

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   28/06/08, 01:52 pm

Only thing to think about if you did end up getting that one Justin, is to find a way to get a 64-bit Vista on it, because with the version that usually comes on it, 1GB of the RAM just sits dormant, because it can only handle 3GB with 32-bits.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   28/06/08, 06:51 pm

i will kill them until they give it to me O.o

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   08/07/08, 08:57 am

grad party in a few short weeks so i will know my budget shortly after

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   21/07/08, 01:00 pm

Sooo, did you wanna know good budget laptop models within your price range?
Otherwise I can recommend some pretty good desktop builds for the same price.
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