Dual Core 1.83GHZ
2 Gig DDR2 667 Ram
80 Gig Drive
GEFORCE 7900GS PCIx 256 Meg Video
Very nice laptop, I have Call of Duty 2 all settings maxed ( I Cut off DX9 I think it runs like crap on any pc) and run at my native resolution of 1900x1200 and it runs at 60FPS average, I also have UT2004 on and it runs the same maxed out settings at native res. and runs smooth.
Great Laptop! I paid $1400 for it by using one of the $750 off $1999 coupons you can get easily on the net.
I have yet to see anywhere that offered so much for so cheap!!! 8O
Oh and it gets in 3DMARK05- 6400 score!!! which is a lot better than most laptops, espicially those with Radeon x1600 which in my opinion is weak!
And how long can you play Call Of Duty before the battery gives up?
I basically want a laptop that has a low power processor (probably using some kind of Cool n Quiet for when I'm not using it intsensively = Turion?) have a decent enough graphics capability to play UT2004 and FarCry decently (not worried about Oblivion and FEAR etc), I want about a 15" non glossy screen, and a DVD writer etc. And I want the battery to last, that's why I don't need the latest processor, and greatest graphics card. I'd like at least two / two and a half hours under load.
Am I dreaming?
I'm looking a Dell too, Inspiron 6400, but they only seem to have Dual Core, and I heard they're all very power hungry. And Inspiron has x1600, which isn't as good as the 7900, but probably uses less power. Vaios have a nice dual grahpics mode, you can switch between int graphics and graphics chip to save power.
Dude I bought a gaming laptop, not a battery loving ultra light laptop. Doesnt get very hot, I use a utility to cut the fans on sooner so it runs pretty cool. Also playing games on the battery is about the stupidist thing I have ever heard. I bought this laptop because I wanted to be able to play ANY game at 1900x1200 with ALL settings MAXED and still be very smooth. This thing is almost as fast as my desktop, I guess that is why they consider it a desktop replacement. If you want battery life get something else, geez some people. Want to be able to game forever on a battery for 10$. Figure out what you really want. The higher the graphics card in the Laptop the LESS Battery you have. 8O
Higher Performance= Low Battery Life
PS- do you have lan parties in your car or on a plane? I mean really if you are gaming plug the stupid laptop in.... 8O
By the way I LOVE MY 17 INCH, 2 GIG Ram, Geforce 7900GS, $1400 Laptop . I thought it would be stupid to pay the same money for a 15 inch laptop with less graphics and ram...
Sure, playing recent games on battery is pretty dumb, but I wanted to know how much of a battery life difference there is between say a 7900 and an x1600, because I'd want to take it on the road as well, but not use it for games.
There is a really big difference mostly because the x1600 is usually built onto the board and the 7900 series cards are just that, cards.
The GS & GTX are completely different animals. GS uses a lot less power, but is an embarrasment to 7900 class cards. I think above he said he got 6,400 3D05 Marks with a GS, the GTX gets over 8,000 with 256 MB cards.
Battery life for normal use it around 2 hours. Yes the 7900GTX is faster, my card is clocked slower. If I wanted I could clock it higher and get around 8000 3dMarks but right now dont need to LIKE I said earlier it plays all games at native res. with settings maxed. :wink:
It really depends on which computer you have, and which pad you bought. I've seen some pads that suck air from the laptop, and others that blow air in. I assume there's the same two designs in laptops, though I wonder why you would blow air down into the desk. Either way, you can always just turn the fans around if you bought the wrong one.
I bought a Gateway P-6831 FX laptop from best buy for $1250, here are the specs
Core 2 1.67 ghz, 3 Gig DDR2 Ram, 250 GIG SATA Drive, 17 Inch 1440x900 Screen, Bluetooth, Firewire, 5 in 1 media reader, Vista Home Premium, DVDRW, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTS 512 MEG (beats 8700 and 7950 by quite a bit), and it came with my choice free game.
CPU is P Socket and is highly upgradeable, and with 3 gigs ram (runnning dual channel) seems like a great system for less than $1300 bucks