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Good Laptop For $600 Or Less?

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September 20, 2010 5:07:34 PM

Im looking for a fairly good gaming laptop. The most I am willing to spend is $600. My current LCD monitor is 22", so I would like the laptop screen size to be fairly big. If I could get a laptop that is equal or better than my current pc that would be great.

Games and programs I plan on running. I want to be able to run these at the highest graphical settings.

The Sims Complete Collection
The Sims 2 & Expansions
Google Earth
X3 Terran Conflict
Cites XL 2011
Runescape
The Sims 3 & Expansions (Maybe?)

My Current Desktop Specs:
CPU: AMD 6000+
GPU: Ati 4850 1GB
RAM: 2GB DDR2 Super Talent Memory
HD: 320GB Western Digital

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September 21, 2010 12:50:25 PM

Don't expect to run Sims3/X3 on highest settings because within your budget, you can't find a gaming laptop.(or anything better than your current PC)
This one looks good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
However,like i said don't expect great gaming performance from it
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September 23, 2010 8:49:41 PM

wtrade1200 said:
Im looking for a fairly good gaming laptop. The most I am willing to spend is $600. My current LCD monitor is 22", so I would like the laptop screen size to be fairly big. If I could get a laptop that is equal or better than my current pc that would be great.

Games and programs I plan on running. I want to be able to run these at the highest graphical settings.

The Sims Complete Collection
The Sims 2 & Expansions
Google Earth
X3 Terran Conflict
Cites XL 2011
Runescape
The Sims 3 & Expansions (Maybe?)

My Current Desktop Specs:
CPU: AMD 6000+
GPU: Ati 4850 1GB
RAM: 2GB DDR2 Super Talent Memory
HD: 320GB Western Digital


Hi there,

It seems that most of your games don't require a dedicated graphics card. As Maziar noted, you probably won't be able to play Sims 3 on a non-gaming laptop. You should check out a laptop such as the Sony Vaio EB series. It is a great multi-purpose laptop with an average size screen (15.5") but it is a great value at $799. If you want to pay extra, you can upgrade to a dedicated graphics card. A less expensive alternative is the Dell Studio 15, which is $649 and has very similar specs.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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