Is this a good gaming notebook?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Mr.Happy, Jul 16, 2005.

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  1. dblank

    dblank Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    I think you're mistaken as there is no such thing as a Geforce 6600GT 128MB for a notebook as far as I know. I believe the z71v uses a Geforce Go 6600. This is very different from a 6600GT which is a midrange desktop card outperforms even the Go 6800s.
    That isn't to say you shouldn't consider the z71v though for gaming. Also a Toshiba Tecra A4 can also be configured with a Go 6600, as some of the satellite series depending on your location.
     
  2. farhan007

    farhan007 Notebook Enthusiast

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    wtf? do you like click on the most expensive upgrades... you can get a
    pentium-m 750 1.8ghz
    512mb ram(upgrade at newegg.com later)
    256mb geforce go 6800
    80gig hd

    for $1600....
     
  3. YannickB

    YannickB Notebook Guru

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    This forum is obviously an M processor/Dell forum. Hell, it only includes Dell coupons up on the site's browser buttons, not any others. I am in your same situation, just graduated high school myself and soon moving on to college. I even got my laptop as a graduation present just recently. I wanted something I can take around and would perform well even gaming. It is easy to conserve that hour and half battery time longer and I wasn't worried about that since even if I do move it around, I will keep it plugged in most of the time. That is why I went with a P4 Compaq X6000 because I did want the power of that desktop processor. Rather than everyone here telling you to go with a Dell and how the M processors are so much more superior to the P4s when in actuallity, they still sell the P4's and they actually cost more for a reason. Think that is just a coincedence? M lovers can bash the P4 all they want, but when it comes down to it, the Pentium still out performs it and they can't deny it. That is why computer manufacters still use the P4 in desktops and why the high-end gaming laptops use them also such as Alienware, Sager, etc. The power consumption thing isn't an issue to most "gamers" cases since they keep it attached to a wall. They just like the fact that a laptop is much easier to transport to a LAN party than a desktop is but they still plug it in. And the heat? lol, that's the funniest thing of all. The heat isn't bothersome and I have also used a Toshiba Satelite that is outfitted with this "mobile" M processor, and the exhaust was just as bad as my X6000 actually worse since it was actually directing the heat at my leg rather then my Compaq directing it out the back.

    Unlike all these M processor sympathizers trying to convince you to go to Dell, which I did look at personally when I was looking for a laptop and found nothing more than a rip-off, I will answer your question. Yes, that HP could handle it with ease. And if you don't need all that extra media applications the HP comes with, go with the compaq to get the same exact thing and to save a couple hundred dollars.
     
  4. LuckMC11

    LuckMC11 Computer Extraoirdinaire NBR Reviewer

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    yannick...wat do u mean a "ripoff"??...and wat do u have against Pentium M processors anyway?????
     
  5. doobie04

    doobie04 Notebook Consultant

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    YannickB Notebook Guru

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    Oh I don't have anything against it. I think it does just fine. I personally believe it is intended for certain uses just as different users have different tasks and requirements. More than anything I am playing on the defensive side for the Pentium 4 processors where as I find most users on this site are on the offensive for M's degrading the P4's over comments such as heat when I haven't used a laptop that didn't expel some sort of heat, both mobile processors and desktop ones. The only negative a P4 has in a laptop is the amount of power consumption on the battery. But even when someone comes on the site saying that it will be plugged in most of the time, you guys still throw the M at them and bash the P4. I have supported the M processor many times on this forum and others, but I don't see why it's the common recommendation for people that don't even require it. And regarding my distaste for certain Dell computers, I achieved that by doing research before buying the one I have. I built about 10 high-end computers and everyone of them cost less then the Dell. Including the Alienware. It was the first computer that I built that I disregarded.
     
  7. YannickB

    YannickB Notebook Guru

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    Regarding the RAM doobie04, what is your point? Their testing was mostly based on the video card since the tests were through two games and also 3D software. Which is the only thing the Dells really have benefiting them is the fact they currently are shipping their laptops with the Go 6800. Other than that GPU, the hardware that comes on those Dell laptops aren't any greater then a lot of the brands that are represented on this website.
     
  8. doobie04

    doobie04 Notebook Consultant

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    YannickB,

    first you should calm down. i was just trying to show that an xps2 p-m with 1 gig of ram isnt really blown away my by an alienware with 2 gigs of ram and a p4 processor. im simply trying to say the 9300s price/performance ratio is nice, and by looking at this persons other thread he likes to game.

    second i am not bashing a p-4, i personally dont give a damn what kind of processor is recommended.
     
  9. unreal1

    unreal1 Newbie

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    ok i dont see how your saveing at dell 600$ off right now but dude thats
    600$ instant not take off you realy not save much in the end after you buy all the **** so not much of a deal
     
  10. X24

    X24 Notebook Evangelist

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    either one will preform good. These were 2 of the 3 i was considering.
    I only went with the dell becuse of the 40% off coupon and battery life.
    What ever way u go u will love it.
     
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