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Looking for a new laptop with good graphics card

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by gamingguitardude, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. gamingguitardude

    gamingguitardude Newbie

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    I've been looking for a good gaming laptop, that doesn't have the be the best of the best graphics card, and has a long battery life. Around 3+ hours

    1) What is your budget?
    $900-1100

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    a. Ultraportable; 12" screen or less
    b. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    c. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen



    3) Please select your country's flag as a post icon and tell us what country are you buying this in.
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    prefer: acer
    Don't like: none

    5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    Internet, music, gaming, movies, school

    6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
    Both

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    F.E.A.R and other first person shooter games


    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    3+

    9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
    No

    10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    XP pro/home


    Screen Specifics

    11) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?
    No preference

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
    No preference

    Widescreen
    d. WXGA or WXGA+ - 1280x768/800 or 1440x900; Wider viewing version of XGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    e. WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    f. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Wider viewing version of UXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.


    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    No preference


    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    some what

    15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    For a long time

    Notebook Components

    16) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 200GB?
    around 120gb

    17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive?
    yes i need a DVD optical drive, it does not have to have Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive


    Is there anything in particular that should be more important?
    It must be a Dedicated graphics card, preferably BETTER then ATI Mobility Radeon X600, and has 256mb or more memory.
    CPU: core 2 duo
    memory: DDR2 667mhz (pc-5300) or faster

    include any links that you used or links for laptops you recommend please. (if you used any)



    Thank you for your help! :)
     
  2. JCMS

    JCMS Notebook Prophet

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    You might look at some Dell with a 8600M GT. $1100 isn't much

    And Acer is one of the biggest price of c***
     
  3. adinu

    adinu I pwn teh n00bs.

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    You can get a low end Inspiron 1520 or Vostro 1500 for your price range. If you skimp on a couple bells and whistles, you can get an 8600GT powered laptop.
     
  4. ShinAkuma135

    ShinAkuma135 The King of Beasts

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    8600m might be the best/only option at that price range. like the other said, dell vostro would be pretty decent. see if you can get gddr3 8600
     
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