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I'm not ready to fork out massive bucks for just a latop, so how does this one sound?

15" Samsung NoteBook

2nd Generation Intel Core i5 2410m, 2.3GHz with turbo boost up to 2.90GHz CPU

4 Gigabytes of ram

640 Gig harddrive

Bluetooth

nVidia GeForce 520M Graphics with 1 Gig dedicated.

webcam

Windows 7 Home Premium

$641

(I live in Australia btw)
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Sounds like a good one to me. Friend of mine at work has a Dell with almost the same specs and he plays Fable III, Bulletstorm, and a couple other titles with no problems on a little reduced graphics. Also should suit your everyday needs perfectly.
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post
Sounds like a good one to me. Friend of mine at work has a Dell with almost the same specs and he plays Fable III, Bulletstorm, and a couple other titles with no problems on a little reduced graphics. Also should suit your everyday needs perfectly.
Oh, awesome

Is the graphics card better than those crappy Intel GMA crappy ones?
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by xPlatiiNum View Post
Oh, awesome

Is the graphics card better than those crappy Intel GMA crappy ones?
Its actually pretty good for the price. The gpu is much better than those sh*** intel gmas. I usually refer to this chart for mobile gpu comparison, gives you a good general idea of how the card will perform.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
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post #5 of 10
Definitely like I got the NVS3100M / G310M / equivalent to the i7 HD Graphics

I believe you should get the same performance if not better than the G330M

Only thing i'd recommend is to get a laptop cooler since my friend has the
R580M and it does get really hot with overclocks on the GPU using eVga Precision.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by polm View Post
Its actually pretty good for the price. The gpu is much better than those sh*** intel gmas. I usually refer to this chart for mobile gpu comparison, gives you a good general idea of how the card will perform.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
Actually, my Dell with the same CPU and Intel graphics can play pretty much anything I throw at it. The GMA500 was where there worst point ended, their graphics are actually pretty damn capable now
    
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post #7 of 10
Thats pretty damn good for $640. Not sure what that translates into USD but good deal.
post #8 of 10
It seems like a pretty good deal, but personally I'd go for something better than a 520M. Even at 1366x768 the card isn't a very strong performer. A GT 540M would go better with that i5 in my opinion.
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post #9 of 10
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By any chance does anyone know if this laptop can run Combat Arms? I don't mind, even if it's on low, I would just like to know.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPlatiiNum View Post
By any chance does anyone know if this laptop can run Combat Arms? I don't mind, even if it's on low, I would just like to know.
That online game? Seems like it could run fine. Have to have good internet.
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