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http://www.compusa.com/applications/...17_A180-156101

Will need to be able to run TF2 w/ a stable 60 at low settings, how is it?
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Only thing I would be worried about is that dual core @ 1.6.... My laptop is a Duo @ 2.26 and it is terrible with games. Can't tell you much about the graphics card, I don't really keep track of AMD mobile cards.

My craptop on medium settings gets around 34 fps (average) while playing source games, just an FYI comparison.
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hm, yeah. I'll be heading off to the store tomorrow to see what they have
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I'd pass. Price is alright but it's a "glorified" netbook.

Actually, an Ion netbook might game better...
    
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Only thing I would be worried about is that dual core @ 1.6.... My laptop is a Duo @ 2.26 and it is terrible with games. Can't tell you much about the graphics card, I don't really keep track of AMD mobile cards.

My craptop on medium settings gets around 34 fps (average) while playing source games, just an FYI comparison.
I guest my laptop suck to it runs at 1.6ghz too.
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Will need to be able to run TF2 w/ a stable 60 at low settings, how is it?

I really doubt you'll be able to get 60FPS with most games similar to TF2, but I'm pretty sure it's playable. Check out this video. Notice his FPS in the bottom right.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDN4RO81SBE"]TF2 on AMD E-350 Fusion APU video[/ame]

TF2 is being ran on a 11" Lenovo x120e PC that has pretty much the same stats as the one you listed, just using smaller screen & ultra portable/netbook form factor. Both have the same native resolution screen, but not sure about the res set in game. Increasing the RAM would help, obviously.

If you mainly want it from gaming, you'll be hard pressed to find anything new at that price. I'd either get something older and used with a decent non-integrated GPU, or get something like [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AS5552G-7632-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B004G60ARC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1297542828&sr=8-3"]this[/ame] if can bump up your price.
    
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thanks, ill be purchasing this laptop w/ some new ram (4gbs) +rep. if he got around 30fps w/ high settings, I know i can get around 50 w/ 720p resolution and low low low settings
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thanks, ill be purchasing this laptop w/ some new ram (4gbs) smile.gif +rep. if he got around 30fps w/ high settings, I know i can get around 50 w/ 720p resolution and low low low settings

Nice, glad to be of help. That E-350 is a sweet little chip; you'll enjoy it.

I ordered that x120e I was talking about this weekend, so I'm getting basically the same thing (inside the PC) that you are. Can't wait for it! biggrin.gif
    
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