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Old 01-19-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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hey everyone, starting school in september, and because its a networking course i need a laptop, im going to buy one, but it will be a home use and on the go aswell, (though i still will use my desktop PC) now this is going to be my student computer, but i would also like to run games (mostly WoW) what kind of GPU should i be looking at that comes in the laptop, ive been reading that i should look for dedicated, but i see 3 different GPUS, which one would be better?

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Intel GMA 4500M
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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i have a NVidia Geforce 8200M G in my presario notebook, its fairly good for an onboard.

overall though, ATI are more aimed at the gaming market i believe, although ive never actually used one myself (fixed a few computers with them installed though, they used to be a bitch to driver for).

im pretty sure WoW will run on any of those three, although i dont play WoW and havent ever experienced an Intel 4500M, so i cant help beyond this point.

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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In this order, best to worst:

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M

Intel GMA 4500M


The intel will probably require rather low settings on WoW
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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In this order, best to worst:

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M

Intel GMA 4500M
I agree for your situation that is the order I would list them out in
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:12 AM   #5
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I feel ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 is best out of these.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:14 AM   #6
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ok well i was just on tigerdirects website (canada) thinking of checking this out tomorrow http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Sku=M455-16004

i know MSI from desktop computers and they are pretty mediocre PC parts, how are they in laptops? should i save myself the disappoint from seeing it tomorrow?

*REMINDER* the computer i need should be for school and gaming (mostly World of Warcraft)
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