I'm once again looking for a bit of advice from the good people on these boards; the topic this time, a replacement laptop.
My old laptop was about a year and a half old, a core 2 duo, 2gb type affair, and did quite nicely all in all.
It was able to play 2d games fine, of course, and I was suprised at how well it was able to manage WoW and even Lord of the Rings Online, with hideously shared intel graphics. Admittedly it looked like I was playing Doom, but still, it was, suprisingly, playable.
So, the old laptop is going back to its true owner, and I'm after a replacement for it, somewhere in the realm of £400-600, ideally nearer the lower end of the scale.
I have a fully-fledged desktop gaming system, which I've just upgraded, so I'm not looking to replace that in any way. For the most part the laptop will be used on the living room tv (so svideo output is needed) for movies etc, work in libraries etc, and the occassional bit of gaming when away from home - eg at partner's house, visiting the parents etc.
Basically them I'm looking for a c2d type system (or quivalent), with a touch of integrated graphics, so I can go through the motions away from home.
ive been looking for the same thing, the best advice i can give you is 3 or 4 gig of ram is a must and the 9600GT graphics card with 512mb of ram if you can find it in a machine you can afford, failing that the 9600GS or the 9500, or the ati 4650
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