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September 29, 2009 11:34:08 PM

I want a new laptop. I want to be able to play crysis high settings at least and be able to play empire total war, cod4 and modern warfare 2, and titan quest. my budget is 2000-2200

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a b D Laptop
September 30, 2009 3:48:31 AM

There's a lot more to consider to a notebook - please fill out the FAQ at the top of the forum.
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September 30, 2009 11:11:43 AM

1. budget2000-2200$
2. 17 inch
3. Don’t care, will plug in 24 inch desktop screen when gaming at home
4. Yes a portable desktop repalcement
5. 1 hour gaming at least
6. Yes, crysis high or higher, empire total war high or higher, cod4 maxed out, cod6 maxed out, titan quest maxed out, pretty much anything at decent settings
7. Surfing web, Microsoft office ( I know neither of these are demanding)
8. 300 gb +
9. No
10. 2 years
11. No
12. I do not like cyberpower, alienware and digital storm look nice and so does xotic pc.
13. United S
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October 1, 2009 1:18:42 AM

any other suggerstions
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a b D Laptop
October 1, 2009 3:10:23 AM

Yes, the dual GTX-280s would provide a better gaming experience. I didn't recommend that one since it has an 18.4'' screen and when you bump it up to 4gb of RAM and upgrade the HDD it's over your budget by over $200.
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October 1, 2009 11:16:54 AM

i think i can go over it a little if it provides that much better experience. what desktop graphics compare two dual gtx 280ms
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October 1, 2009 4:26:23 PM

Also see this :
ASUS G71GX
it is available with Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8 Ghz 6Mb) and Core 2 Quad Q9000 (2.0 Ghz 6Mb)
with a GTX 260 (1024 Mb GDDR3) you won't have trouble even with Crysis
of course none of these CPUs can beat i7 920
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a b D Laptop
October 1, 2009 8:11:03 PM

b0b95 said:
i think i can go over it a little if it provides that much better experience. what desktop graphics compare two dual gtx 280ms


I believe a single GTX 280M is around the performance of a 9800 GTX. Which is rather respectable considering it's in a laptop.
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October 1, 2009 11:11:27 PM

yeah that is pretty good
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October 2, 2009 12:03:44 AM

can anybody tell me the diffrence in performance between 2 gtx 260m and two gtx 280ms
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a b D Laptop
October 2, 2009 12:27:06 AM

The GTX280's should be pretty far above the GTX 260's. What system are you looking at that has the 260's?
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October 2, 2009 12:47:52 AM

alienware
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a b D Laptop
October 2, 2009 1:01:02 AM

b0b95 said:
alienware


Meh. I would choose the Sager over Alienware, but I guess I'm a bit biased. When I configure the Alienware to compare to the Sager, it's (the Alienware) way overpriced. Something like $400.
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October 10, 2009 6:58:27 PM

260 has a better performance/price ratio . according to the size of lap top displays , 260 will give you sufficient frame rate in any games
with your budget I would choose a 260 graphic card and add more RAM to the system , or if there is an option of choosing a higher quality display better to save money for that
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a b D Laptop
October 10, 2009 8:12:06 PM

Brutan said:
260 has a better performance/price ratio . according to the size of lap top displays , 260 will give you sufficient frame rate in any games


Compared to what?
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October 17, 2009 3:59:12 AM

lostandwandering said:
Compared to what?

compare to 280 graphic chip . it's better to save your money for a better CPU or more RAM
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a b D Laptop
October 17, 2009 4:27:07 AM

Brutan said:
compare to 280 graphic chip . it's better to save your money for a better CPU or more RAM


If the sole purpose is for gaming, then no not necessarily. Most games are dependent on GPU power, not so much the CPU. So as long as he gets a decent CPU and 4gb of RAM, he shouldn't have any issue with anything else. Even the base i7 in the laptop I suggested will handle games just fine and the GTX 280M is a decent step up.
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October 27, 2009 4:43:42 AM

lostandwandering said:
If the sole purpose is for gaming, then no not necessarily. Most games are dependent on GPU power, not so much the CPU. So as long as he gets a decent CPU and 4gb of RAM, he shouldn't have any issue with anything else. Even the base i7 in the laptop I suggested will handle games just fine and the GTX 280M is a decent step up.


with a laptop display , how many more frame rates can we gain with an 280 compare to a 260 ?
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a b D Laptop
October 27, 2009 1:25:00 PM

Brutan said:
with a laptop display , how many more frame rates can we gain with an 280 compare to a 260 ?


It depends more on the resolution, not the screen size. If you are running a game at a low resolution (say 1280x1024) then the two cards are going to be pretty close in performance since that res is more CPU dependent. But as you start to increase the resolution and detail, the GTX 280 which has more shader processors is going to start to pull away. Based on notebookcheck.net's benchmarks, I'd say the GTX 280 can pull an additional 10-15 FPS over the GTX 260 on high detail. In a game like Crysis, that could mean the difference between smooth gameplay and choppy/not playable.
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