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Old 12-03-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default laptops just as good and desktops

are laptops just as good as desktops ? or can they be with upgrades like i mean can i play COD2 and new games on laptaops?



and how much could i sell my comp. for here the specs.

amd 64 3700 (new)
biostar mobo (new)
120 gb hard drive (new mean i used for about 3 days)
512 gigaram pc3200 (new)
400w powersupply
nice case
dvd r/w drive
no floppy drive
kingwin cpu fan
and a powercolor 9800 agp 8x 256
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Default Re: laptops just as good and desktops

Laptops are not as good as desktops, as they have to be light and are cramped. If you spend a lot of money (2000 [around $3500+]) your laptop might be able to play the latest games. It is very hard to upgrade laptops too, as they use specilist parts.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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Laptops these days are definitely much improved, but they will never get around to the same kind of high performance as desktop PCs can. I can build a desktop that will smoke any Alienware laptop or whatever and double that.

For their purpose, they do an excellent job. Laptops can play a variety of new games depending on the specs as prosser13 mentioned. They have much more capability including wireless card built-in which I can't live without. They all pretty much come standard with DVD burners now too and their widescreen SXGA or whatever you call them make the laptop seem like you have a big screen. They even make 7800 geForce cards for high end laptops which is really neat to see. Gamer's delight.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:21 PM   #4
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i did actually find a laptop with a mobile 6600 graphics card and 1gig of mem 80 gb hardrive for like 1700 i think
which i thought was a awesome deal
here the link http://secure.hypersonic-pc.com/scripts/cartshow.aspx
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That's a good labtop. Of course, now that alienware uses desktop cpu's, like the fx 57, the x2 4800+, etc. you can say that performance for labtops has improved immensly. However, you don't see dual gpu's in a labtop yet... definitely desktop..
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