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Need advise on new gaming/homeworking laptop

By VcBoy87
Dec 26, 2005
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  1. Hey guys, thanks for reading this thread. I'm planning to buy a laptop soon, but I want one to be pretty powerful and not lag like hell when I open up multiple applications, say media player and internet explorer, etc. But I also want it to play high end games and future games that come out, like quake 4, call of duty 2 or rome total war.

    I have a laptop in mind, and it is the "Inspiron 9300" from dell. If I do the customization for this laptop and upgrade all the essential components to the highest possible for it's model, will this satisfy my needs?

    After customizing and upgrading the laptops components it will have...

    Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760 (2 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
    2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
    60GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
    256MB NVIDA® GeForce™ Go 6800


    (The Inspiron 9300 can be found here: http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/entnb_9300?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs)


    Are these good enough? Or should I really just stick to traditional desktop gaming and just get a decently cheap laptop for homework only?

    Thanks in advance for all your thoughtful opinions.
  2. cyrus1911

    cyrus1911 Newcomer, in training

    I think that would be a kick-*** system and be able to support any of those games.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    If ur willing to shell out big bucks(around $2000 to $3000) get this awesome laptop instead from Dell.
    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m170?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
    Get it with the 7800 GTX and it will kick the hell out of any Alienware laptop. Its very sleek looking too and offers awesome gaming performance in a mobile package. Also it comes with an Intel Pentium M processor so it won't throw out as much heat as an Alienware laptop(which use desktop Pentium 4s). A really high-quality product from Dell.
  4. VcBoy87

    VcBoy87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Yeah I wanted to get that, but I'm on a tight budget right now. So is the 6300 a good choice?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Yup, that would be second best after the XPS.
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