Gaming on a TM291Lmi?

Discussion in 'Acer' started by javyn, May 30, 2004.

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  1. blackomegax

    blackomegax Notebook Geek

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    yes, the area around the function buttons gets warm after a bit no matter what.
    a cooling pad will massively HELP this. but the cpu IS right under that.
     
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    javyn Notebook Enthusiast

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    i do feel kind of left out now getting this recently, and a new one just like it comes out but with a radeon video card. i assume that changing the video on these is not quite as simple as on a desktop. oh well. its probably a good thing, keep me more concentrated on my work lol. once i am done with this summer school session, i am going to try to install Morrowind on this thing, see if it runs. Wish me luck :)
     
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    blackomegax Notebook Geek

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    morrowwind will NOT run on the intel video.
    anything newer than half life 1 has trouble.
    but youre right, its a perfect work/school laptop
     
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    Nothing newer than Half-Life will run well on that chip? Wow, thats really weak.

     
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    javyn Notebook Enthusiast

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    its not so much the chip, its the integrated intel graphics card. i just installed quake 3 arena and i get around 60 fps average, higher than halflife actually. counterstrike i average around 40, day of defat 20-30. if you are a gamer and plan on getting an acer travelmate, make sure you get the one with the radeon 9700 mobile hehe

    also, how long is the battery suppose to last on these? i have been reading people say that you should remove the battery when you leave the computer plugged in. i am hesitant to do this because it is easy to for the less computer literate people in my family to unplug this not knowing what they are doing. i notice with the battery taken out i am unable to shut down, just restart. so i am assuming losing power with no battery will wipe out my data.....am i wrong on this?


    john
     
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    blackomegax Notebook Geek

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    5 hours, give or take.
    2 under gaming, 3 under dvd.

    and...one thing ive noticed...the battery is very well insulated from the heat sources...so it doesnt get hot enough to warrant taking it out. (with 1.3 ghz anyway)
    so leave it in. replace it in 2 years anyway, or get a new laptop.
    my battery is coming up on a year of "typical" use. 3-4 discharges a week. still gets over 4.5 hours
     
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