buying a laptop... will this be enough for what i want to do? 5 replies

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#1 10 years ago

Im looking to get a new laptop and i want to be able to play Company of Heros, Sims 2, and the upcoming blizzard games. Im not looking for anything too fancy, just to be able to play them on low settings (but not the lowest). I also am into DJ'ing/Producing music and some of those programs like ableton and fruity loops can be pretty demanding.

Im not a technolegy wiz but to me this looks pretty good: Toshiba Satellite A305-S6839 Notebook PC - Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.10GHz, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, 3GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, DL DVDRW, 15.4" WXGA, Webcam, Windows Vista Home Premium

GPU/VPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Resolution: 1280 x 800

...And heres the link: Will this be a good choice for me? Any feedback is appreciated! pixel-clr.gifpixel-clr.gif


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#2 10 years ago

Hmm, looks like it.

I have a Toshiba A215 S474 with 2GB ram, and ATI Radeon 1200 :x And I can run Crysis, believe it or not.

So that should be good. It wouldn't be my first choice, but because you're not looking for anything too fancy, I'd say go for it.


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#3 10 years ago

That should be sufficent to run all of those applications but remember this before you order any of this: If you want to upgrade anything then you most likly need to buy a new laptop.


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#4 10 years ago

1st of all, do you really need a laptop? Why not go for a desktop? Desktops run cooler, are cheaper, and quieter.

2nd of all, what is your maximum budget?

If you really want to play games such as Diablo 3, Starcraft II, and World of Warcraft on your laptop at high resolutions and more graphical features turned up, I would suggest this Gateway laptop with a mobile 8800GTS 512MB:

Gateway Store - P-172S FX Edition, Notebooks, Product Details Just uncheck the options for Tech Support, Microsoft Office 2007, and Norton, and you can bring the price down to about $1300, which is only $150 more than the original laptop you chose.

The processor isn't as good as the one you originally chose however.

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#5 10 years ago

^^^ I think he's going into college.

And gateway's are shit laptops.


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#6 10 years ago