laptop/video card questions

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  1. ANUS_MANGLER

    ANUS_MANGLER New Member

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    so i know that most laptops are not idea for gaming. but i have been reading the online reviews on some and people are commenting that you can play some games on them

    i am looking at 2 laptops

    the first one is a dell with this video card
    inspiron 6400 in the middle
    http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/inspn_6400?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd

    other is an hp

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Spec...8/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs

    this is the one i was initially looking at. it has a hd screen and some of the reviews are really looking good.

    on the other hand the dell has 2 gb of memory


    sooo.....which one of these would be the best choice for the college student/occasional game player?
     
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    ANUS_MANGLER New Member

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    Plz H-A-L-P

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  3. mooboy

    mooboy OT Supporter

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    I had a inspiron e1505 (which is the same as a 6400) with a ATI X1400 and it played games very decent. I'm not sure how much of a difference in performance/price between the 1300 and 1400 but I went with the best available for the screen size.
     
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    ANUS_MANGLER New Member

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    new question: looking at this one

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Spec...6/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs

    looks pretty ideal. decent memory, 160g hard drive. only issue im seeing is the hard drive speed: 4200 rpm:squint:

    ive been reading up and the standard seems to be 5300. why is this particular laptop lacking in this department. again, i am oing to be using this computer mainly for school work and internet but i do like to play games on occasion. how important is the hard drive speed? will this be ok considering the duo processor and the nice sized hd?
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    My dell E1705 is my primary gaming rig. With 2gb of ram and the NVidia GeForce 7950 GO it's awesome. Saved a bunch of money through my University also.
     
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    ANUS_MANGLER New Member

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    bump. need an answer
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    For the record, all SXGA computer screens are capable of displaying the highest Hi-Def resolution. None of the computers you've listed are specially equipped.
     

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