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December 15, 2010 12:28:14 PM

Hi, I'm currently on the lookout for a gaming laptop and narrowed it down to two laptops from this website: http://www.bto.eu/

The main differences between the two are:

- 18.4 inch FULL HD vs 17.3 inch 1440 x 900 screen
- One 5870 vs TWO 5870 in crossfire

Is the price difference worth to go for the crossfire model (which about US 700 dollar, 550 euro)

Thx

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December 15, 2010 12:51:16 PM

crossfire 5870 all the way.with those cards in crossfire you will be able to max out nearly every games.trust me
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December 15, 2010 2:28:01 PM

If you are getting a FULL HD screen,then go with 5870 CF;otherwise,if you are planing to get the low resolution screen,go with 1 5870M.It can handle games fine on that res
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December 15, 2010 6:48:32 PM

Ok, thx, I trust I'm going to be fine for a fair bit of time playing games with this machine then ? Processor is I7 720QM
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December 15, 2010 8:09:40 PM

It's a fantastic machine and can handle games great.But like i said, go with either FullHD/Crossfire or lower res/single card
December 16, 2010 9:16:41 AM

FYI, here are the specs of the two machines in question:

Lower model with one 5870:

ATI HD Mobility Radeon™ 5870 1GB GDDR5 DirectX 11
17 inch WXGA+ NON-Glare (ontspiegeld) TFT resolutie 1440x900
Intel® Core™ i5 -520M 2.40GHz 3Mb Cache (2.93GHz Turbo, 2 Cores - 4 Threads)
4GB Corsair eXtreme DDR3-1333MHz (slot 1)
500GB 7200 rpm 16Mb cache (Max MB/s 80 lezen / 75 schrijven)
Blu-Ray incl. PowerDVD (BD-ROM+DVDRW) - AKTIE DECEMBER 2010
BTO® Wireless, Single Band, BGN, 300MB
Interne Bluetooth module met EDR 2.0 (2Mbit/s)
HDMI aansluiting voor extern LCD scherm / HD TV
Ingebouwde 2 MegaPixel WebCam + Microfoon
Externe SATA aansluiting voor snelle schijven
Notebook keyboard incl Numeriek keypad
4x Surround speakers + 1xSubwoofer
1 x IEEE1394 FireWire poort
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit – NEDERLANDS
3.2 Kg
GRATIS BTO Draagtas + USB mini muis + muismat + stereo oordopjes twv 39 euro


Top Model with crossfire:

18,4 inch FULL HD WUXGA+ Glare TFT (1920x1080)
2x ATI HD Mobility Radeon™ 5870 in CrossFire, totaal 2GB DDR5
Intel® Cantiga PM55 1333MHz FSB + ICH10M
Intel® Core™ i7 -720QM 1.60GHz 6Mb Cache (2.80GHz Turbo, 4 Cores - 8 Threads)
4Gb BTO Selected DDR3-1333MHz (slot 1)
320GB 7200 rpm, 16Mb cache (Max MB/s 80 lezen / 75 schrijven)
2e harde schijf optioneel
3e harde schijf optioneel
Interne Bluetooth module met EDR 2.0 (2Mbit/s)
2 x USB 3.0 poort (Compatible met USB 2.0)
1 x DVI incl. HDCP (1080P Full HD)
HDMI aansluiting voor extern LCD scherm / HD TV
Externe SATA aansluiting voor snelle schijven
Notebook keyboard incl Numeriek keypad
GRATIS BTO Draagtas + USB mini muis + muismat + stereo oordopjes twv 39 euro
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2010 1:29:31 PM

Go with the second one,It's hell of a machine
December 16, 2010 1:33:29 PM

Just ordered it with extra 120 SSD ;)  Even got a 5% discount when I asked for one !!
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December 16, 2010 3:08:08 PM

Great,happy gaming :D 
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