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15.4 inch laptop with the best graphics card

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by cloud962, May 5, 2009.

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  1. cloud962

    cloud962 Notebook Consultant

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    Same as title.

    Currently looking at the 8662 which has a gtx 260m but are there any cards that are better in a 15.4 inch lappy?

    thanks
     
  2. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    The NP8662 is currently the most powerful 15.4" laptop on the market IIRC so no, you won't find any better than the GTX 260M in a 15.4" chassis currently.
     
  3. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    ^^ what Forever Melody said. :)
     
  4. Angelic

    Angelic Kickin' back :3

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    What melody said. :)
     
  5. cloud962

    cloud962 Notebook Consultant

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    Okay, thanks =)

    Was just making sure i didn't buy the 8662 then find out a couple days later that there was a better laptop out.
     
  6. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Define a couple of days :p I wonder when the 4870 GDDR5 model will debut (and when it will come in a thick *** 15.4" notebook).
     
  7. cloud962

    cloud962 Notebook Consultant

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    Is the 4870 alot better that the gtx 260m that it is worth it to wait?
     
  8. Second2Last33

    Second2Last33 Notebook Consultant

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    If you wait for the next big advance in technology you will never end up making a purchase, as something better is always around the corner. Get the NP8662 and enjoy it! Trust me you will!
     
  9. MrButterBiscuits

    MrButterBiscuits ~Veritas Y Aequitas~

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    ^^^^^^^^^ What all o them said lol, and no you will see similiar performance between the 260m and the 4870... actually I would say the 260 is better due to psyX support
     
  10. cloud962

    cloud962 Notebook Consultant

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    Heh, ya i guess so.
     
  11. d.rivera08

    d.rivera08 Notebook Evangelist

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    That didn't sound to enthusiastic. Have some confidence! That 260m will last you a good long while :p
    Cool Runnings- Pride
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    The 4870 will not come in a 15.4" notebook, so dispel that as a possibility immediately.
     
  13. d.rivera08

    d.rivera08 Notebook Evangelist

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    Make sure to quote these exact words when some crazy PC enthusiast miraculously mods their laptop to manage a 4870. :D
     
  14. cloud962

    cloud962 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm hoping it will =p

    Ill probably order the laptop within the week even though i'm almost certain that i will get this laptop-I try not to make any rash decisions. =x

    And thanks for the info Kevin
     
  15. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That's what they said about the GTX 260M initially ;)
     
  16. mobius1aic

    mobius1aic Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I think the Asus N81p is more impressive since it's a much small and portable 14.1" machine, and still packs quite a wallop, with only 65 watts max of power usage. Pretty ****** incredible I say and a great price too! Wish I had one
     
  17. 1337haxorz

    1337haxorz Notebook Guru

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    The 4860 should come sometime soon in the Asus K series. It should be on par with the 260m, if not better.
     
  18. Second2Last33

    Second2Last33 Notebook Consultant

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    I know that saying gets beat to death but I finally realised just how true it was. I literally waited over a year for Alienware to fix the issues with their M15x and come out with it in black and they never did, and in all that time I could have been actually enjoying my games and not playing them on my current computer where I have to use the lowest settings. Trust me, it just doesn't seem worth waiting for the next big thing unless you know when the release will be and you know that's what you want.
     
  19. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    Rule of thumb: if you need it, buy it. If you can wait, then wait.

    It's that simple. There's no use keep waiting for ht next big thing, because there's always a next big thing lol :p

    Believe me, before it had the GTX 260M, he NP8660(the ancestor to the NP8662) had a 9800M GT and it still held the title of most powerful 15.4" laptop for quite a while.

    Really it comes down to what you need. A GTX 260M can most likely handle any game out today and next year(if not the 2 years after also).
     
  20. Luke1708

    Luke1708 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    the NP8662 must be getting quite hot imo.
     
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