Toshiba Satellite A75-S231 P4 or an Acer Celeron 2.0 for gaming?

By hadoud76 · 5 replies
Mar 8, 2006
  1. Toshiba Satellite A75-S231 P4 or an Acer Centrino 2.0 for gaming?

    Hey guys,I really need help here.I knew so far that a 2.0Ghz centrino processor is the same as a 3.2Ghz pentium 4...So is this used laptop good enough for gaming?:
    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Class: Mobile Pentium 4 Processor
    Processor Number: 548
    Processor Speed: 3.33 GHz
    Bus Speed: 533 MHz
    Centrino Enabled: No
    L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
    Memory Speed: PC2700 (333MHz)
    Memory Technology: DDR-SDRAM
    Installed Memory: 512 MB
    Maximum Memory: 1.5 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 100 GB
    Additional Drives: DVD+/-RW
    Sound Support: 3D Audio
    Video Chipset: ATI® Mobility RADEON™ 9000
    Shared Video RAM: 64 MB
    Shared Video RAM (Max): 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Display Size: 15.4 in
    Display Type: TruBrite™ Screen Technology
    Port Connectors: • RGB (Monitor)
    • Video - TV-Out (S-Video)
    • 3 USB 2.0
    • RJ-11 modem port
    • RJ-45 LAN port
    • Audio - External Microphone
    • Audio - Headphone
    • Parallel port
    • IEEE® 1394 i.LINK
    • Infrared port
    Card Slots: Memory Stick
    Memory Stick Pro
    SmartMedia Card
    Secure Digital(SD)/MMC
    xD-Picture Card
    Type II CardBus
    Network Support: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
    Wireless Protocol: 802.11b
    Modem Speed: 56 Kbps
    Input Devices: Keyboard
    Battery Life (average): up to 2.0 Hours
    Number of Batteries: 1
    Installed Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Height: 1.8 in
    Width: 14.4 in
    Depth: 10.8 in
    Weight: 8.0 lbs
    I mean is this better than a 2.0 centrino 32mb vga 256mb sd ram
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Can you show links to the 2?
    Acers are minimal at best, not so good a price and will do ok
    for general uses. Pc Mag review
    The Toshiba's are rock solid and will give the extra needed for most games.
    Pc Mag review Not as spendy as the acers.
    Refurbs are reliable too. Price check
    I am not slamming Acers, it just seems to me that a celeron is a diet P4.
  3. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Centrino not celeron

    Sorry guys its an acer centrino compared to a toshiba satellite p4.please reply fast I need to choose a laptop
  4. paulla

    paulla TS Rookie Posts: 38

    The Centrino is not a Celeron. I'd go for the Centrino as it's designed for mobile computing and runs a lot cooler than a PIV. As for the gaming question it's going to depend on the capability of the graphics subsystem but I would't expect anything too extreme from a Radeon 9000 and I'd definitely go for one with discrete video memory if possible rather than shared system RAM. Don't expect to play Far Cry at anything more than a few FPS if you turn any of the settings above low but non-stressing 3D games should be OK.
  5. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Yeah I know Centrino's not a celeron.I did a typing mistake,however games I play are far from needing toooooooooo much VGA,I play things like Unreal Tournament 2004, FIFA 06, NBA 06,Generals Zero Hour and such games...yeah I said in another post that the graphics display in the P4 is ATI 9000 and the one in the Centrino is a Nvidia 32mb or max 64....
  6. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Hey anyone!Please what would you go for? Acer centrino 2.0Ghz or Toshiba P4 3.3Ghz.I know that a 2.0 centrino is the same speed as a 3.2Ghz P4.But I need the laptop for gaming...Is it good?
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