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Old 01-12-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hello Well this is new to me I looking at getting a new laptop regular use and do want it for gaming. Any idea's what a person or brand I should be going towards. So far I have looked at a toshba & hp any comments on these or any models I should look at or any other brands.

Want something if possile I can expand abit if required down the line.
Well any help that would be great.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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How much are you into gaming?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to CF!

I do recommend Toshiba and HP. Acer and Asus are also good for notebooks. A tip is to get something that has a good processor because they are the most difficult to upgrade. Some HP notebooks are expandable up to 8gb. So if you buy a 4gb or 2gb RAM in a latop, you can add on extra ram to it (up to 8gb) in the future.
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Hello and welcome to CF!

I do recommend Toshiba and HP. Acer and Asus are also good for notebooks. A tip is to get something that has a good processor because they are the most difficult to upgrade. Some HP notebooks are expandable up to 8gb. So if you buy a 4gb or 2gb RAM in a latop, you can add on extra ram to it (up to 8gb) in the future.
I have the laptop noted in my sig, i picked it up right after xmas for 800. its expandable to 8GB ram, has a 2.2GHz(I believe) AMD Dual core (TL-82), dedicated graphics (granted only 128MB i think but its better than nothing), and I personally think it works great. Vista rating on mine is 3.8, which isnt too bad for a laptop, lowest is obviously gaming graphics but whatever...it play WoW occasionally and I get ~40FPS or med settings...thats the only gaming judge I have on that...

I can try and get a 3dMark06 score if you want...but it may take a day or 2...
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I have the laptop noted in my sig, i picked it up right after xmas for 800. its expandable to 8GB ram, has a 2.2GHz(I believe) AMD Dual core (TL-82), dedicated graphics (granted only 128MB i think but its better than nothing), and I personally think it works great. Vista rating on mine is 3.8, which isnt too bad for a laptop, lowest is obviously gaming graphics but whatever...it play WoW occasionally and I get ~40FPS or med settings...thats the only gaming judge I have on that...

I can try and get a 3dMark06 score if you want...but it may take a day or 2...
Yeah, that's a pretty good laptop. 128mb is good for a laptop. 512mb will be good too if you want to spend a bit more. 2.2ghz is good too. (you want atleast 2.0 or 2.2 if your a gamer)

RAM isn't a big of a deal, as long as it's expandable. (more RAM also means more battery!)
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If you want to game i would'nt recommend a laptop and especially not a brand name i would get it built so you know whats in it.
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If you want to game i would'nt recommend a laptop and especially not a brand name i would get it built so you know whats in it.
You can't go wrong with buying a brand name laptop like a HP. It would be a pain building a laptop...

And a laptop wouldn't be the primary PC for gaming, but trust me, a good laptop can game just as good as a PC can.
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You can't go wrong with buying a brand name laptop like a HP. It would be a pain building a laptop...

And a laptop wouldn't be the primary PC for gaming, but trust me, a good laptop can game just as good as a PC can.
I did'nt say to build a laptop, i meant to say build a desktop because you can get bigger chipsets and its easily upgradible.
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I did'nt say to build a laptop, i meant to say build a desktop because you can get bigger chipsets and its easily upgradible.
Oh.

Well, the OP didn't ask for a desktop though, he has his reasons which are personal and if he asks for a laptop then he'll get it.
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Oh.

Well, the OP didn't ask for a desktop though, he has his reasons which are personal and if he asks for a laptop then he'll get it.
Well thats cool then, it was just a suggestion. In that case i would go for hp, they are the best for brands.
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