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June 2, 2008 6:44:32 PM

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics with 256MB discrete/up to 767MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

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a c 140 U Graphics card
June 2, 2008 6:53:58 PM

It's a cheapy. But what do you want to do with it? I mean it will run stuff and be better than onboard, sorta.
June 2, 2008 6:57:23 PM

well i like to game with it my lapop now have a ATI redeon x1200 in it

but am looking for a new one i'ed like DirectX 10 and to play oblivion at let on mid-to high

so what am saying is it better then what i have now?
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June 2, 2008 6:58:40 PM

and on a side note how is NVIDIA 8600M-GT graphics with 512MB memory?
June 2, 2008 6:59:43 PM

if your gaming go with the 3870.

oh wait sorry didnt see that it was for a laptop.
look into the 8800m gts 512. it will out perform that card any day.

(i dont know if they sell it by it self)
a c 140 U Graphics card
June 2, 2008 7:04:31 PM

Laptop video is expensive and usually they only put the highend stuff in the highend laptops. An 8600M-GT is probably the best you will get in the price range, unless you can go for the 8800M's they are pricy though.
June 2, 2008 7:47:54 PM

well here what am looking at i cant pay all up fornt so am looking for mos paying

but here is what am looking at

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Includes notebook, six-cell lithium-ion battery, and AC adapter
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5750
Intel PM965 chipset
17" diagonal WSXGA display with 1680x1050 resolution
2GB DDR2 RAM
320GB SATA hard drive
SuperMulti DVD-RAM drive
Intel Pro 3945 ABGMB wireless LAN
Built-in Bluetooth wireless capability
NVIDIA 8600M-GT graphics with 512MB memory
Azalia audio interface
Built-in 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera
Modem
10/100/1000 gigabit ethernet LAN
Full 103-key keyboard with five shortcut keys
Memory card reader: compatible with SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro
Four USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
VGA port
IEEE 1394 port
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 port
Microphone/headphone jacks
ExpressCard slot
Windows Vista Home Premium
ZT Recovery Solution
Norton Internet Security 2008
Measures approximately 15-1/2"W x 11"D x 2"H
UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in USA
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Includes notebook, 4000mAh lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and case
1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5550
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17.1" diagonal widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 resolution, native 720p signal support
3072MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM
200GB SATA hard drive
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive with Labelflash, supports 11 formats
Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics with 256MB discrete/up to 767MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers
Built-in Web cam, microphone
Modem
10/100 ethernet
TouchPad
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Four sleep-and-charge USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
HDMI-CEC, RGB, S-video, S/PDIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
ExpressCard slot
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
MS Works 9
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 1-1/2"H
UL listed adapter; 1-year LMW
Made in China
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Includes notebook, 4000mAh lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, case
2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T8100
Mobile Intel GM965 Express chipset
15.4" diagonal widescreen WXGA TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1280x800 resolution, native 720p signal support
3072MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM
320GB SATA hard drive
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive with Labelflash, supports 11 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 with 256MB DDR discrete/767MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers
Built-in Web cam, mic
Modem
10/100 ethernet
TouchPad
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Four sleep-and-charge USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
RGB, S-video, S/PDIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
ExpressCard slot
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
MS Works 9
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Measures approximately 14-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D x 1-1/2"H
UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in China
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Includes notebook, 6000mAh lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, case
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5750
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17" diagonal widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 resolution, native 720p signal support
3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Two SATA hard drives: 320GB total
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive with Labelflash, supports 11 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics with 512MB GDDR3 discrete/255MB dynamically allocated shared memory
Four built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
Built-in Web cam, mic
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Modem
10/100/1000 ethernet
Fingerprint reader
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Six USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
HDMI, RGB, S-video, S/PDIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
MS Works 9
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 2"H
UL listed adapter; 1-year LMW
Made in China
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Includes notebook, AC adapter, lithium-ion battery pack, nylon case
2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T8100
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 WXGA+ native resolution, native 720p signal support
2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Two 160GB SATA hard drives
HD DVD-ROM/DVD SuperMulti +/- double-layer drive, supports 12 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 767MB total available graphics memory
Four built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
Sound volume control dial
Built-in Web cam, microphone
Modem
10/100/1000 ethernet
Fingerprint reader
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Six USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
RGB, S-video, HDMI, S/P DIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
Genuine Windows Vista Premium
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 1-1/2"H
UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in China
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Includes notebook, lithium-ion battery pack, and nylon case
1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5500
Mobile Intel PM965 chipset
17" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 WXGA+ native resolution
2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
250GB SATA hard drive
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive, supports 11 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics with 512MB discrete graphics memory; up to 255MB dynamically shared graphics memory with NVIDIA TurboCache technology
1080i signal-, 5.1 surround sound-support
Four built-in harman/kardon speakers
Built-in Web cam, microphone
1GB LAN connectivity
Dual-mode pad
Fingerprint reader
Six USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45 LAN, RJ-11 modem ports
RGB, S-video, HDMI, S/P DIF/headphone outputs
Microphone input
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 1-1/2"H
UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in China
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sorry for the long post but what one do you think?
June 2, 2008 7:52:33 PM

Choose the 8600 M or 8700 M.

Don't bother with the 3470.
June 2, 2008 7:54:09 PM

so the 8700m is the best out of them?
June 2, 2008 7:55:50 PM

is the NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8600M GT graphics better then the 8700m?
June 2, 2008 8:13:50 PM

any one? i dont know much about video card so is SLI Dual better then one video card?
June 2, 2008 8:34:40 PM

well u can.. 8800m gtx is better. but ur right that laptop is a great budget gamer, especially if you change the cpu.
June 2, 2008 8:36:15 PM

if not the one from best buy i would go for the one you listed that has the dual 8600gt's
June 2, 2008 8:37:41 PM

wow iv got to bookmark that link. thats great info i never have been able to find. thanks shoota for the link.
June 2, 2008 8:41:38 PM

you can up the CPU in a laptop how? wont that void it?
June 2, 2008 8:41:50 PM

no problem. i like it too, use it alot :) 
June 2, 2008 8:45:30 PM

no, it won't and yes you can upgrade it urself. mosy ppl buy that lappy and buy the t9300 from newegg and install that. much better cpu but kinda expensive.
June 2, 2008 8:45:36 PM

mmm well i have takin apart some laptops and you can change the cpu but i would call your local bestbuy and see if they can get it from gateway with an upgraded processor.
June 2, 2008 8:51:37 PM

ok i dont want to play Crysis or any thing like that all i want to do is play things like oblivion and URT3 with not the best but good to high gx

and what is NVIDIA SLI Dual cards is it better then one card?

now i know a desktop is the best but i move a lot and am in a car a lot so i need a laptop

now the Includes notebook, AC adapter, lithium-ion battery pack, nylon case
2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T8100
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 WXGA+ native resolution, native 720p signal support
2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Two 160GB SATA hard drives
HD DVD-ROM/DVD SuperMulti +/- double-layer drive, supports 12 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 767MB total available graphics memory
Four built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
Sound volume control dial
Built-in Web cam, microphone
Modem
10/100/1000 ethernet
Fingerprint reader
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Six USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
RGB, S-video, HDMI, S/P DIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
Genuine Windows Vista Premium
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 1-1/2"H
UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in China
looks good too me and the payments are low

but am looking at the Includes notebook, 6000mAh lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, case
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5750
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17" diagonal widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 resolution, native 720p signal support
3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Two SATA hard drives: 320GB total
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive with Labelflash, supports 11 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics with 512MB GDDR3 discrete/255MB dynamically allocated shared memory
Four built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
Built-in Web cam, mic
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Modem
10/100/1000 ethernet
Fingerprint reader
5-in-1 bridge media adapter: SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD
Six USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394, RJ-45, RJ-11 ports
HDMI, RGB, S-video, S/PDIF, headphone outputs
Mic input
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
MS Works 9
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Measures approximately 15-3/4"W x 11-1/4"D x 2"H
UL listed adapter; 1-year LMW
Made in China
that has 3G ram in to start with

so what do you think?
June 2, 2008 8:58:10 PM

who are they made by?
June 2, 2008 8:59:08 PM

i'm having a hard time following ur laptops that ur writing. as far as sli, stay away from it. most games don't utilize sli anyway. that bestbuy gateway is the best bang for ur buck lappy ur gonna find. it'll play those games you want at med to hi no prob. and u get a free game :) 
June 2, 2008 9:00:16 PM

depending on the price i would probably stick with the first one.
June 2, 2008 9:01:32 PM

i agree with shoota. the bestbuy one is better.
June 2, 2008 9:06:10 PM

hey barny, on these forums how do u find a certain topic (like this one), if i was to leave and come back?
June 2, 2008 9:10:39 PM

well you can bookmark the page and delete the bookmark when your done. thats what i usaly do. or you can use firefox 3 like i do open a few tabs and save them when you close. if you use firefox 2 just like end the program from windows task manager. or if you use firefox 2 just turn the computer off it will be there when you get back. other than that just bookmark it :) 
June 2, 2008 9:12:47 PM

Tom's Hardware Forums » Graphic & Displays » Graphics Cards » how is this graphic card


thats what this topic is under.
June 2, 2008 9:15:45 PM

alrighty, i remember b4 tom'shardware re-did the site there was an icon for 'topics i have recently posted in' and that seemed to work ok but i haven't seen anyhting like that since. oh well. bookmark it is then.
June 2, 2008 9:16:01 PM

toshiba and i was looking at the gateway one any tryed to get it but thay will not Financ me 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5750
Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
17" diagonal widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite TFT LCD display with 1440x900 resolution, native 720p signal support
3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Two SATA hard drives: 320GB total
DVD SuperMulti +/-R double-layer drive with Labelflash, supports 11 formats
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics with 512MB GDDR3 discrete/255MB dynamically allocated shared memory

is not a good one
it 1528.96 with 4 payment of 382.24

June 2, 2008 9:20:54 PM

well if you can't afford it then i guess the toshiba with the 8700m is your next best bet.. too bad
June 2, 2008 9:24:25 PM

well the bestbuy still looks like the best deal.

scratch that. sorry its hard to read your post's
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