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Low to Midrange Gaming laptop

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October 30, 2009 2:37:00 AM

I'm looking into getting a laptop, mainly for general use. Browsing the web, documents, streaming video, dvds. Some light programming. I would also like to be able to play some games, mainly older games like starcraft, empire earth, command and conquer etc. I want to be able to play large scale battles with a lot of units (hundreds) on screen though, and maintain a good framerate.
Is this possible on a laptop like this?:

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/183189...

The gaming isn't toooo important, I really just need it for general use. But I'm just wondering what today's laptops in this price range are capable of (gaming wise). Any input is greatly appreciated!

1_What is your budget?
600

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-17

5_How much battery life do you need?
2 hours+

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
120GB+

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
as long as it will last, can't see myself wanting to upgrade for gaming purposes or anything.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD rom/writer

And 3GB of RAM or more




Thanks
October 30, 2009 12:23:03 PM

Smacking myself for not seeing the RAM on the lenevo* That gateway is looking great! Definitely putting that one at the top of my list, will decide in about a month. Thanks =]
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October 30, 2009 3:18:04 PM

No problem glad i could help :) 
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October 31, 2009 1:28:52 PM

If anyone has any other suggestions, on whether this amount of power is necesary for my needs, or of any similar deals, I'd gladly take them =]
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October 31, 2009 2:53:14 PM

NEVERMIND, I just threw my new laptop out the window. Cracked my windshield because I'm an idiot and was being careless while changing my wiper blades. Looking at $530 to replace the windshield. I hate myself.
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