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Just found this - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...101&CatId=4948 - on craigslist for a pretty decent price, but I'm crazy new at this (and there don't seem to be any videos on how well these specs would preform), so I was wondering - what are the most demanding games that it would be able to play?

Thanks.
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I briefly had one of these, It is a decently powered notebook. But gaming was not that enjoyable. I was able to run TF2 on medium to high @ native res, and was low high 20's to mid 30's. I also tried BC2 but it struggled to run it at medium to low settings. Overall you can do some light gaming on it with current titles but don't expect too much.
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Hmm...

I guess my goal of Mafia II on low sets is out of the picture...

Thanks for the reply.
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Hmm...

I guess my goal of Mafia II on low sets is out of the picture...

Thanks for the reply.
Hmm, that's hard to say. I don't remember how cpu/gpu intensive mafia 2 is but, I would guess you would probably be able to get away with low settings.
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The CPU is too weak. Also the 9700m GT is lacking raw power. I would recommend a 9800m gs/gts/gt at least. There is a huge difference. 128bit memory -> 256bit memory. Also at least double the stream processors. Some other G50/G51 models had the 9800gs card.
Edited by AMC - 7/19/11 at 9:53pm
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Hmm, that's hard to say. I don't remember how cpu/gpu intensive mafia 2 is but, I would guess you would probably be able to get away with low settings.
No you won't be playable with MAFIA 2.
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Here is something I came across yesterday, a new laptop with a Mobility HD5870 for $800.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152274


You can max Mafia II on it's 1440x900 screen.
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I'd skip the laptop the OP posted just because I've seen a few used laptops for less here on OCN that have better specs due to upgrades and such.

As for the laptop posted by thegreatsquare, great pick man. That's equal to mine for $300 less and brand new.
     
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