which laptop is better for gaming? compaq or toshiba?

By splinterxcell · 5 replies
Feb 13, 2006
  1. hey people .. could you help me out and let me know which laptop is better for gaming....i would appreciate it.. comments ??

    Toshiba Satellite A105-S361 Notebook
    Intel Pentium M Processor 760, 2GHz, with Centrino Technology, 1GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive, 15.4-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Number: 336286
    Mfr. Part #: PSAA0U-01C002


    Compaq Presario v2335us Notebook
    Intel Pentium M Processor 750, 1.86GHz, with Centrino Technology, 1GB RAM, 100GB Hard Drive, 14-inch WXGA TFT Display, DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows XP Professional
    Video Chipset Brand: Intel
    Video Chipset: Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Well you don't list what video chip the toshiba uses, but it looks like the better in all the other stats. From what I've seen of the intel graphics, its pretty horrible for games.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    agree. toshiba looks better.

    But in all honesty....your not going to be playing any recent games unless it has a decent mobile GPU. Im talking 6600 or better. Maybe a x600 mobility...maybe Intel "extreme" is not going to play anything recent.
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Toshy all the way!!! especialy if its using quality gpu like atk says.. plus you dont need to pay the extra $ for pro, home's good enuf
  5. Athena

    Athena TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I would get a CyberPower laptop w/ a AMD 64 cpu and the ATI x700 GPU. You can get this baby for under 1500 bucks easy. This is if you are buying the laptop for gaiming.
  6. splinterxcell

    splinterxcell TS Rookie Topic Starter


    hey guys. thanks for the feedback..
    here are teh specs. for the toshiba.. does this look any good for gaming?

    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Class: Pentium M Processor
    Processor Number: 760
    Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Bus Speed: 533 MHz
    Mobile Technology: Centrino
    L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
    System Chipset: Intel 915GM Express
    Memory Speed: PC2-4200 (533MHz)
    Memory Technology: DDR2-SDRAM
    Installed Memory: 1 GB
    Maximum Memory: 2 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB
    Drive Controllers: SATA-150
    Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM
    Additional Drives: DL DVD SuperMulti
    Sound Support: 3D Audio
    Video Chipset Brand: Intel
    Video Chipset: Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
    Shared Video RAM (Max): 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Display Size: 15.4 in
    Display Type: TruBrite™ Screen Technology
    Port Connectors: Video - RGB (Monitor)
    4 USB 2.0
    Video - S-Video
    RJ-11 Modem
    RJ-45 Ethernet LAN
    i.Link™ (IEEE 1394)
    Audio - External Microphone Input
    Audio - Headphone Output

    Card Slots: Memory Stick
    Memory Stick Pro
    Secure Digital(SD)/MMC
    xD-Picture Card
    (1) Type II / Type I CardBus
    Network Support: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
    Wireless Protocol: 802.11b
    Modem Speed: 56 Kbps
    Input Devices: Keyboard
    Battery Life (average): up to 3.0 Hours
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