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4670 mobility. Is it a bargain?

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January 18, 2010 8:48:22 AM

Hi, I am interested in buying a laptop and since I am a gamer (I have an adequate desktop that still plays every game out there) I'd like to know what you think.

I found this Dell with a T6600 (2.2 GHz, dual core) and a 4670 1024 MB, 4 GB of RAM and a 720p monitor. The description didn't say "mobility" but I am guessing it is. It costs 799 euros (it's on sale-that's about 1150 dollars), but when I compare it with other laptops with the same price I see that the others have similar processors and nVidias 210, or ATis 4530. So I am guessing it's a bargain. I read online that a mobility 4670 is somewhere between the desktop 4650 and 4670.

So, should I go ahead? My budget is limited, so this is all I can afford for a laptop (if I want to upgrade my desktop soon, which I do).

What kind of performance do you think I'll get? I know that I will play TF2 great, but other than that, I have no idea how good this card is.

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January 18, 2010 9:26:39 AM


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January 18, 2010 9:30:26 AM

The website doesn't say...I should just go in the store then to see...I wanted to avoid that...
January 18, 2010 9:59:22 AM

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January 18, 2010 10:44:49 AM

Dude, CapsLock =! Cruse control to cool :pfff: 

The Mobility 4670 is one of the better mobile GPU's and is defiantly better than the alternatives listed.
Performance should be a little higher than the 4650 desktop card (both for the GDDR2 and GDDR3 variants).
While the GDDR2 variant will be a bit slower than the GDDR3 variant, it should still be a quite good mobile platform for you.
You can see roughly how it will stack up against the competition Here, just use the 4650 as a rough point of comparison.

I would say it will be a decent gaming laptop for the price, better than most, regardless of having a GDDR2 or GDDR3 GPU.
January 18, 2010 11:20:22 AM

Well, if you ask me, I'm with outlw6669 on this one....
The laptop itself seems like a good deal. It wont matter if it is DDR2 or DDR3.
But, it is probably DDR2.
January 22, 2010 7:21:49 PM

Well, by the time I decided to make the purchase it was sold out. It was a pretty good bargain it seems. I purchased a 150 euros cheaper Fujitsu laptop with a T4300 (2.1 GHz) and a 240M GT. I know, I know, it is hardly as powerful, but I don't think I regret it, since I am only going to be gaming on that PC for about 3 months per year. I might as well remember the oldies while gaming on my new Amilo 3650.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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January 22, 2010 7:31:43 PM

The 4670 is a midrange card and will run decent on a laptop. I hijack my parents laptop when I am over there to game a little and it has a 4650 mobility.

They laptops with 4650/4670's and core2 CPU's are going to be up for sale because they are making way for the i3 laptops and also the new ATI 5xxx series mobility cardss.
February 5, 2010 12:16:15 AM

I think this laptop would be way better:

Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor P7450
Features 2 processing cores, 1066MHz system bus, 3MB L2 cache and 2.13GHz processor speed per core.
2 high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
4GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
16" LED-backlit LCD high-definition widescreen display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases your movies and games in stunning clarity.
320GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. 1 E-SATA connection for added convenience.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics
Features 1GB DDR3 video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV. 2 built-in speakers with Creative Audigy HD support.

It is $900 at Bestbuy.