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Hi all . Im looking at getting the laptop with the highest performing graphic card for the money. Am i right that the 5650 is the best for gaming on a budget.. Hitting ~20+ minimum (mid-high) on most newer games or is there some better. maybe newer or on the nvidia side i should be looking at?

Im a complete laptop newbe never had one. So any help will be appreciated thanks.
Edited by space@pe - 5/9/11 at 8:32pm
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I am not the most knowledgable in terms of laptop cards either, but i found this link that might help.

I am not too sure how accurate the site is so if someone sees this and it is known that they are wrong i apologize and feel free to correct me!
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Originally Posted by -relk- View Post
I am not the most knowledgable in terms of laptop cards either, but i found this link that might help.

I am not too sure how accurate the site is so if someone sees this and it is known that they are wrong i apologize and feel free to correct me!
Hey thanks. Yeah i've already checked that site out but haven't seen that page before. Looks like it will give me a better overview over what cards are the best. cool hehe.
Edited by space@pe - 5/9/11 at 8:43pm
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My laptop has the m5650, runs every game i've tried on max, exept for Crysis / 2, and Metro 2033, but runs it almost maxed. i would recommend it.
    
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I have a laptop with the 5650m. I think it's great! It plays all my games (Just Cause 2, Crysis, GTA IV, World in Conflict, L4D 1 & 2, AvP, DiRT 2...) on pretty good settings. I can't actually show you any benchmarks or anything, since I recently reformatted and haven't put any games back on it yet. But since the laptop was $750 when I bought it, I think it was a wise decision.
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I have a laptop with the 5650m. I think it's great! It plays all my games (Just Cause 2, Crysis, GTA IV, World in Conflict, L4D 1 & 2, AvP, DiRT 2...) on pretty good settings. I can't actually show you any benchmarks or anything, since I recently reformatted and haven't put any games back on it yet. But since the laptop was $750 when I bought it, I think it was a wise decision.
Yea i picked mine up for around the same (Acer 7741g)
The only problem i've seen so far is after resuming from standby the brightness dosent always work... and my laptop is so damn big (17inch)
    
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Cool thanx Any good price search engines that you guys know of?
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For the ATI side, yes. For the Nvidia side of things, the GT 540m seems to be the sweet spot.

Either or at this point.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
For the ATI side, yes. For the Nvidia side of things, the GT 540m seems to be the sweet spot.

Either or at this point.
Hehe.
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post #10 of 12
Performance should be roughly 10-20% slower than a 9600gt desktop. At a low res i.e 1366x768, it should be able to play everything on high/medium settings fluidly. When paired with the mobile nehalem cpu's it can even play bc2 on all high no aa at around 45fps average.
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