Hey all, i'm on a tight budget ($300 to $400) and am looking for a gaming laptop. Currently i'm looking at a second hand xps m1530 with brand new motherboard and graphics card (8600m GT 256mb). I know its a crappy card, but if anyone could give me some advice on the laptop, here's the info:
Processor: 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 processor Memory: 3GB DDR2-667 SDRAM (can run a max of 8GB DDR2 SDRAM if running Windows 7 x64bit) Hard drive: 250GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256mb (BRAND NEW) Operating System: Windows Vista Premium Chipset: Intel PM965 Dimensions: (WDH): 14.1 x 10.3 x 1.2 inches Other features: Integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam HDMI, VGA, S-Video fingerprint reader Bluetooth and wireless capabilities Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches Screen Resolution: 1280x800 System weight: 5.9 pounds
Photos attached to auctions, has ALOT of wear, so i'm not sure. I also know of the high failure rate of 8600's, so i'm wondering if thats been fixed.
Almost all 8600M cards were faulty,so I don't recommend getting a laptop with this GPU
Would it make a difference that it was replaced a few weeks ago (have they fixed the issue).