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Need Help: Which laptop do should i choose

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September 21, 2009 12:48:19 AM

Dell XPS 16
Processor-Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9600 (6MB cache/2.8GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
RAM-4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
1920 by 1080 screen
Video Card ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB
Hard Drive 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

Final cost around $1600

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Sager NP8662
Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 / 3MB L2 Cache, 2.53GHz, 1066MHz FSB
RAM-4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 2 X 2GB
1680 by 1050 Screen
Video Card-Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 Video Memory
320GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive

Final Cost- 1500


Wondering which one would be better for gaming,Im hoping these will run Call of Duty and Fallout 3 . My budget is 1500-1600 so i can't upgrade much of the initial NP8662
TY for any help

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September 21, 2009 1:29:24 AM

The Sager is the better choice for gaming. The GTX260M is a better card than the HD4670 and will run both COD and Fallout 3 (The Sager in my sig can run COD 4). The Sager is also cheaper to boot and the difference between the CPU's isn't so large that you will notice.
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September 21, 2009 1:36:06 AM

When you say run, does that mean just basic on low settings, or that it will run smooth on medium or higher?
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September 21, 2009 2:01:58 AM

last question on the Sager, if i had $ to upgrade, is it worth putting money into the procesor/system storage space, or will the base NP8662 work?
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a b D Laptop
September 21, 2009 2:05:04 AM

tennisguru72 said:
last question on the Sager, if i had $ to upgrade, is it worth putting money into the procesor/system storage space, or will the base NP8662 work?


I think I would put the money into the CPU for longevity sake. HDD's are easy to find and upgrade even if it's just an external unit. CPUs aren't as easy to find. Intel is also releasing new processors which will make yours even harder to find.
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