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August 11, 2011 6:14:51 AM

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August 11, 2011 6:18:13 AM

Sorry here's the rest lol. I'm looking to by the Gigabyte M2432. I like the design and love the whole dock thing. I'm just wondering is the gt 440 enough for gaming at the resolution (1366x768) at at least low/med. AA and such don't mean much to me. So anyone?
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August 11, 2011 12:28:24 PM

Hello youed;

Gigabyte M2432 laptop with GT 440 desktop graphics card dock
It looks to be on par with a laptop GeForce GT 555M or Radeon HD 6850M / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card.
Similar performance to desktop Radeon HD 5670

Probably most modern games on Medium/High when docked, most modern games on low when un-docked.

You probably want to stop by the desktop graphics section of the forums and ask there, or browse Google for a Geforce GT 440 review.

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August 11, 2011 12:32:30 PM

How much does that Gigabyte M2432 run?

You can get a Dell XPS 17 17.3-inch "Sandy Bridge" Laptop with Core i5 CPU for ~$693
Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ Geforce GT 550M graphics.
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August 11, 2011 9:44:25 PM

Yeah i dont think the price is aqnnounced yet but they said it'd be available mid or late summer. And another question, can i transfer the data on my current hard drive to a laptop one?
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August 11, 2011 10:31:26 PM

I saw a link that said 3rd week in August.
Data transfer is pretty easy. USB thumb drive or DVD drive can work if you don't have a more than 40-50GB of personal data. Anything more than that you might want to get an external drive housing and put the desktop HDD in the housing and hook it up over USB.

You'd have to install programs individually, you can't just copy over the program onto a new HDD.
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August 11, 2011 10:39:28 PM

can i just run the programs off the external HDD?
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August 11, 2011 10:42:44 PM

In most cases thats going to be no.
Nearly all programs need to be added to the boot OS's registry to know how to work on a specific system and that's a problem with removable drives.
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August 11, 2011 10:44:35 PM

i currently have a 1TB drive. can i buy a laptop 1TB drive and clone it somehow?
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August 11, 2011 10:45:37 PM

What versions of OS are we talking about here? All Win7 64bit?
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August 11, 2011 10:47:51 PM

Yes.
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August 11, 2011 10:51:23 PM

It could be worth trying to burn the ISO image onto the new laptop.
The worst that would happen if the problem with different drivers is too big to overcome you could always do a factory restore of the laptops original configuration.

There's a lot to be said for having a clean install though. You have to figure the workload if you burn an image, it fails, you do the factory restore and end up having to go ahead and load the programs, etc, normally.
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August 11, 2011 10:54:39 PM

Ok is there any way i can clone my entire drive so every thing works including games and such. I dont want to instal 50+ games again.
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August 11, 2011 11:01:41 PM

That would be that creating an ISO image of the whole HDD and burning it onto the new HDD.
To be honest, I think you have less than a 50/50 chance of having success.
Major differences in hardware drivers. If you can get the new imaged HDD to boot, you might be able to do a 'repair' install of Windows and avoid having to reinstall everything.
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August 11, 2011 11:12:06 PM

are there any laptops that have 2 hdd bays so i can keep windows on the one drive and put all the games on another?
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August 11, 2011 11:14:12 PM

The dual bay laptops are the 17" models and some of the 15" business class models.
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August 11, 2011 11:31:10 PM

ugh this is terrible can i close this thread and start a new thread to find the best laptop for me.
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August 11, 2011 11:33:07 PM

Best answer selected by youed.
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