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Old 03-30-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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What would be a better laptop given these specs and prices:
-AMD Athlon XP-M 2800+
-512mb RAM
-ATI Mobility RADEON IGP 320M Video (64mb shared)
-$649

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-Intel Celeron M 1.3Ghz
-512mb RAM
-Intel Media Accelerator 900 graphics (128mb shared)
-$800

How do the graphics and processors compare in those two?
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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the athlon will eat the celeron alive, but the vid cards maybe close the intel has more memory but its not worth an extra 200.
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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So, do you think I would be better off with the Athlon and ATI integrated graphics if I want to play games? With the Celeron and Intel graphics I haven't had any problems playing UT 2004 so far. The HL2 demo is pretty damn laggy during parts when I'm holding a gun.

Does anyone know the specs for the ATI Mobility Radeon IGP 320M card?

EDIT: Btw, I already own the second laptop listed (Dell Inspiron 6000), but I don't know if I want to keep it or not. I have 2 days left to return it.
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well the processor is better on the ahtlon, but the video card is the big deal ,so go with the intel
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Ok, the ATI seems to be a bit old too. I found an article fom 2002 talking about the ATI 320M chipset saying it was new. So, it's three years old. I think the Intel graphics in my laptop are pretty new.
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Hm, how does this compare to what I have now?
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...115-191&DEPA=3
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, is that better than the Intel graphics I have now?
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