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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 8 years ago

Me again with gaming laptop questions. So I found an ACER Model { AS4820T G-624G64Mn } I looked at its specs and found it worthy for the title 'Gaming Laptop' just wanted to know if its true. Specs: Intel Core i7-620M (2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB 4 MB L3 Cache) <- 2 cores If I'm right Intel HM55 <- This should be the security when it gets stolen(?) Acer Invilink Nplify 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Certified ATI HD 5650 (1GB DDR3 VRAM) 4GB DDR3 RAM 640 GB HDD 14" HD 1366x768 pixel resolution DVD Super Multi Double Layer 1.3MP Webcam 2.2kg 6Cell Battery Up to 8 hours of life 3 year onsite warranty. Its on a discount which costs $1,712 instead of UP: $2,763.




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#2 8 years ago

The Intel HM55 is the chipset.

Those are pretty decent specs, the Mobility 5650 is a pretty solid card. I don't know that I'd pay almost $2,000 for it, though.




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#3 8 years ago

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#4 8 years ago

Oh my god, shut up about the "LAPTOPS RNT FOR GAEMS LOL" already. Gaming laptops exist, and they do a damn good job at what they do. Of course they're not going to be 100% on the same level of desktop parts, because not only do they have to fit in a comparatively tiny laptop chassis, they have to deal with the very restricted thermal management systems as well.

People buy gaming laptops because they don't plan on being at their desks all the time. For example, I'm a university student who moves in and out of town several times per year. My gaming laptop suits me perfectly. Besides, if anyone is really bothered by a 16" laptop screen, they can always buy an external display; I don't think I've seen a laptop made in the past 10 years that didn't have VGA output at the very least. Shit, even my 12" netbook has VGA and HDMI out. Besides, if I can play Modern Warfare 2 on my netbook's 12" 720p display, I don't think anyone has any room to complain about a full-size laptop display. =p

I'm quite a supporter of gaming laptops and those who buy them. Some people just really need to get away from the completely false notion that laptops don't game well.




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#5 8 years ago

I'm also a university student, but I'm go back home every second to third weekend; two hours trip on buses/trains/foot/monorail, and what-have-you, so I'm very grateful for a powerful machine that I can throw on my back. I paid about the same as that for a much more capable laptop by the way (base model Alienware M17x-R1).

Sure, I don't have the 3TB HDD space of my desktop rig, or the CPU horsepower, but it does everything I want it do extremely well, and that includes playing the latest games on a 17" display very well.

Also, it depends on just how much money you have. At the moment, my Alienware outstrips all of my friends' rigs, and that includes desktops. It all depends what you want out of the machine, and where you're willing to make the trade-offs.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#6 8 years ago
PhasmatisApparatus;5257009Why a gaming laptop? Are you planning on stealing WiFi for your World of Warcraft raids or something? Don't you know that a laptop will never come CLOSE to the performance of a desktop PC? Sure, that laptop might be okay for gaming, but for the same price you can almost certainly have TWO graphics cards (4GB total video RAM), and a much larger screen. Not to mention 8GB RAM.

What zam said, I'm going on a course that requires me to have a laptop. Plus I can only choose between a desktop and a lappy so I can tell you the choice is quite obvious. As for stealing WiFi... First of all I don't play WoW, I find it to be bullshit. Secondly my house has a wireless router, which means even if I do steal bandwidth its well within legal limits. @Daedalus: I don't know about you, but alienware is hard to come by in my country and probably costs a lot more. High end gaming laptops cost atleast 3k+ to 4k+ around my area....




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#7 8 years ago

Well where do you live?




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#8 8 years ago

Yeah, depending on your currency, those prices may be more normal. In US dollars they'd be pretty high though.




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#9 8 years ago

I live in Singapore. Just googled and 1 SGD = 0.712555 U.S. dollars.




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#10 8 years ago

Alright, that's a bit more reasonable.