Buying a new laptop

Hello, I would like to know what do you think about this laptop that I would like to buy:
Do you think the display card is strong enough to run call of duty 4? (DDR II 800, 667Mhz Scalable Core Frequency. More info: http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/1487.htm)
BTW: I will install XP pro 32 bit.

MSI laptop:

Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0GHz

Chipset Intel 965GM

"15.4 1280X768

Display card:
Intel GMA X3000

2048MB DDRII
up to 4GB

Toshiba 250GB SATA 5400 RPM

Dual Layer Super Multi DVD

WiFi 802.11A/B/G

LAN 10/100/1000

Bluetooh
USB 2.0 X4 ,VGA ,Audio
SD cards reader, microphone
PCMCIA ,FireWire ,SPDIF
TV-OUT, Touchpad
1.3 MP webcam
2 years warranty

Price: 860$

If you want to see it: http://global.msi.com.tw/html/popup/NB/EX600/index.html

Call of Duty will run, but don’t expect to max it out and play flawlessly :slight_smile:

Just some info, when you subscripe on the newsletter of dell, you will get a coupon code.
put it togheter with the Dell XPS 1530 and you will get a better pc for less money…

Xan

That GPU is pretty low. This is my laptop and it cranks.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&oc=DYCWOW2&s=dhs

It’s great Vett , but it’s not really a low budget pc is it (■■■■ i wanted that one :slight_smile:

Xan

Budget smuget. You only live once. “He who dies with the most toys wins”.

Guess I’ll loose… :frowning:

Harry (:NRD)

Vett, are you planning to put your Xbox and PC’s into your coffin ? ;D (joke again)

Better buy a tower if ya wanna play games. :wink:

Thanks Commodus.

It’s great laptop! But, in my county this laptop’s price is almost twice from this one. So to get more effective laptop I will install XP (maybe x64 for more speed?)

I bought the laptop before I got my 360. Now that I have my 360 I dont game on my laptop or desktop. GF actually is using my laptop cause she doesn’t have a pc.

If you want to game then stick with XP. I had Dell install XP since I hate Vista.

Thanks, I hate it too. My sister’s laptop has vista and it causes lots of problems, the system resources are too much and it causes the battery to become empty fast.

BTW: What do you prefer, XP pro 32 bit or 64 bit?

http://mojaveexperiment.com/

32 bit. Less problems with drivers, software. The system takes 2 times less space. 64 bit advantage might be 10 %, but rarely :slight_smile: Ofcourse after a couple of years we all will (L.A. will not :D) be using 64 bit OS’es

Comm is right. 32 bit is alot more stable and driver support is better.

64 bit has advantage if the software is 64 bit supported it’s like 10-15% faster. But when it’s not 64 bit supported it or will not install, or it will be the same speed and even somethimes slower …

It has it’s advantages but they’re limited for the moment…

Xan

OK, thank you all for your recommends.

huh ??? finished already? :slight_smile:
OK, i’ll lock this topic. anybody wants it to be reopened pls say my name 3 times PM me ;D