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Anyone know a cheap gaming labtop?

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:42 pm

I'am asking if anyone knows a cheap gaming labtop that can play games like Battlefield 1942 Doom 3. I'm looking around the $500-$1200. If anyone knows a cheap gaming labtop please respond.

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Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:58 pm

sorry to shatter your dream but "gaming" and "cheap" doen't get along too well, add "laptop" to it and cheap is almost 100% out of the picture. Besides D3 and Battlefield are quite demanding so cheap is now TOTALLY out of the way. If your trying to play D3 at anything avobe 640x480 @ low, you should spect to pay at least 1000$ as the bare minimum.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:16 pm

Thanks.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:49 am

Now that the price thing is out of the way, you should look for models that include the GeForce Go 5700 / Mobility Radeon 9700 or better, since those these games require some video card muscle. Battlefield and D3 Love lots of ram too, so you should look for 512 / 1 GB models. As for processor Athlon 64 is the best video gaming performer; avoid prescott based models because of heat / battery life issues.

The new mobility radeon 9800 has far more power than any other laptop video card so if you find an affordable model with it , you hould be able to play confortably D3 / BF1942.

Those are rough guidelines, there are other factors to consider. Is this a deesktop replacement system or is a system that won't be plugged and is dependant on battery life?
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Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:03 am

desktop replacement. If you know any good brands of labtops or notebooks I will appreciate it. Thanks
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Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:07 am

How about a place to buy a laptop shell? Then you can pick your features, slap in CPU, RAM, and a HDD and you're rock'n.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:18 am

Sure I'll take the place that sells labtop shells. I was looking for one too but couldn't find it but if you know a place thank you Coasterdude90
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Re: Anyone know a cheap gaming labtop?

Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:23 pm

coasterdude90 wrote:I'am asking if anyone knows a cheap gaming labtop that can play games like Battlefield 1942 Doom 3. I'm looking around the $500-$1200. If anyone knows a cheap gaming labtop please respond.

Thanks,
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ERR cut to the chase and get an emachine with a athlon 64 and ati 9600. This is the Cheapest most powerful setup you can get for > or = to 1200.
you an oc if you need to. i have a 6809 and i play doom on med at 800/600 or high at the lower settings.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:59 pm

The Emachine is certainly an attractive option. I would also check out http://www.pctorque.com as their Sagers have a pretty good bang for the buck. Before you make any decisions, try reading up on the different models of the different companies on http://www.notebookforums.com. You can usually find actual users of any model, and get their advice, experiences, etc. Good Luck
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Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:16 pm

I've never ordered from here, but you can customize your entire laptop with this site:
http://www.powernotebooks.com/
You can even choose your screensize, and which processor you wan!
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Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:55 pm

Yep, look at the PowerPro C 3:17 and PowerPro M 5:6 on that site.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:02 pm

what about mike's laptops? :roll:
anyone else remember that fiasco?
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