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Old 01-16-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Is this laptop good for the price?

I dont know that much about computers but I've been looking for a laptop mainly for school work and gaming. This gateway seems pretty good, to me, but that doesnt mean to much. I would just like to hear some opions on weather or not the price is good and if it is a good computer.


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Old 01-16-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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No, it isnt.... It is a P4, so battery life will suck. It has Intel Intergrated Graphics... It has a nice size HD and enough RAM though. Get this instead!

Configure it the way YOU want it, it actually has a graphics card in it, and it is a pretty nice one at that! It is 128MB ATi Mobility Radeon 9700! Put on 1024MB or Kingston RAM, and 80GB HD, and Upgrade the Processor to the 3000+ or better. Bang, a lightning fast notebook that will be very good at gaming, and great at everything else.

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Old 01-16-2005, 10:20 PM   #3
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What exactly is "Itel Intergrated Graphics". And I really dont mind having a low battery life. 90% of the time I'm gonna be in my room useing it and the rest of the time I'll probably be in the car in which I can just get an adapter to hook it to the cigarette lighter.
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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Dude, AMD, the laptop already has a 100 Gig hard drive, and 1 gig ram. I think that's a good value. First off, you won't find too many AMD laptops out right now, so a p4 is still your best bet.

However, you should definately upgrade your video card to a 128mb ATI mobile 9600 or better, as AMD Zen said.
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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Okay, thx a lot. I'll make sure to do that.
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Old 01-16-2005, 11:09 PM   #6
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In response to your question, intel integrated graphics is a graphics card, well really a graphics card subsitute that just works, nothing more, no quality, it just does SOME jobs and does them poorly. or at least thats what it is from my experince.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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Does anyone know of a better laptop? This one seems really good from what I've seen for the price, but I have about $1,700 so I want to get pretty much the best I can buy for that.
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get the sony vaio and upgrade a bit
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:51 AM   #9
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