I got a HP "Pavilion" laptop (intel core 2 duo) and all games work. Currently I'm playing games like BF2141 BF2 SWBF2 JKA CS:S and much more on it. HP laptops are the best gaming laptops ever (my point of few).
DesChut3s;3405693I hate to be the anti-secular opinion here, but in my past experiences Dell has never had any problems. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in the NW US we pride ourselves in the amount of Dell laptops and PCs that are shipped here. Honestly, almost everyone I know with an OEM has a Dell, and they're usually top-notch quality. I haven't seen anything wrong with the hardware it's self, it's all OEM anyways. Their support, is without a doubt, the reign over all traits. You can get just about any answer out of them, without having to pay a good $200 service fee.
When it comes down to it, though - it depends if your a fanatic or an average gamer. In either case, there are many respectable companies who are willing to put forth good performance.
All that I, personally, would recommend is: Acer Dell Alienware Compaq [Shocking - but better then HP] and of course, Asus
I don't have any sources for my choices, they're just my two scents. I personally hate laptops, but then again... anyways; just have fun finding the right one. You usually get a 30-day return policy, so if you don't like it, you have other choices.
Compaq is part of HP, and is their business notebooks
My dad just bought my brother a hp pavilion dv6000z laptop with an amd turion 64 x2 dual-core tl-60 2ghz. it has an nvidia geforce 7200 gpu and a gig of ram and whole bunch of other cool shit as well for only $1300. i tested it out with age of empires 3 at the highest resolution with all the features set to high and it runs like a beauty. im gonna test out half life 2 and cs source on it as well tomorrow.
Age of Empires III is not the most intense of games. A 7200 is, frankly, rubbish. Although it should do alright on Source games, but that's because the Source engine is kind and fluffy; not because a 7200 is remotely competent.
agreed, for a decent gaming laptop a X1600 or a 7600 is minimum needed (less, like X700 + can do), and before bashing the X1600 or 7600, lets make one thing clear: THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD, tests has proven that
Yea, but for $1,300, getting a 7200 isn't bad. Most laptops in that price range use integrated graphics.
I dont know, you just gotta look the right places.
marvinmatthew;3407849Yea, but for $1,300, getting a 7200 isn't bad. Most laptops in that price range use integrated graphics.
Fair enough, but if you can get something like this then why bother? :p http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834110220
You don't even have to spend that much to get a laptop that has somewhat competant gaming performance. The laptop I'm after costs £550 (~$1080) and has a Go! 7300.
Fair enough, compared to most desktop GPUs it's utter shite, but it's not bad for a thin and light notebook.
I was just looking at an extremely nice notebook the other day, WidowPC's newest model the sting 919. What is the significance of this Dual nVIDIA Quadro FX Go 2500M 512MB How good is this gpu compared to others?