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NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 6150

It doesn't offer any other options for the GFX card, but will that suffice to play WoW?
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Looks like a very nice notebook. Although it won't handle newer games too well, older games should play nicely.

What is the criteria for usage in the notebook and what site are you looking at?
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Looks like a very nice notebook. Although it won't handle newer games too well, older games should play nicely.

What is the criteria for usage in the notebook and what site are you looking at?
It's a Compaq (not for me, for someone else). They want to use it to go online, and all the normal PC stuff, and to play some games (World of Warcraft, AoE games, etc.).

Obviously, it's not gonna play 2142 or FEAR on high settings or anything like that, but it's a laptop - person's not expecting intense gaming like a desktop can offer.

Is the graphics card any good?
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Originally Posted by Legion Kreinak View Post
It's a Compaq (not for me, for someone else). They want to use it to go online, and all the normal PC stuff, and to play some games (World of Warcraft, AoE games, etc.).

Obviously, it's not gonna play 2142 or FEAR on high settings or anything like that, but it's a laptop - person's not expecting intense gaming like a desktop can offer.

Is the graphics card any good?
The 6150 chipset is integrated which means the graphics are onboard. It will run WoW and a number of games similar, but I doubt it'll be able to run AOE3. Most likely AOE2 without a hitch though.

What sort of price are you looking at for the notebook? Hopefully we can help shop around to save a few bucks.
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The 6150 chipset is integrated which means the graphics are onboard. It will run WoW and a number of games similar, but I doubt it'll be able to run AOE3. Most likely AOE2 without a hitch though.

What sort of price are you looking at for the notebook? Hopefully we can help shop around to save a few bucks.
$900 or so
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the 6150 is somewhere from 10 to 30% faster than the ATI X200M I have, so I could give you a little insight. I can play @800x600 low details the following games: Heroes5, NFS UG (not 2), Dungeon Siege 2 and older games such as AoE2 or starcraft. Never tried WoW, but I suppose it's close to the DS2 performance-wise.

The idea is that with the 6150 you should be able to play WoW @800*600 low details and all the others, but I really doubt you can play any SM3.0 title such as AoE3, NFS MW/Carbon, Rise of Nations, etc. At 800x600 low details the games look quite annoying and they kinda loose their charm, for example I can play FarCry but it looks like crap and I rather pass.

I may disagree with the others saying this, but the CPU is far too powerful for the integrated VID card. The CPU is well with 2gigs of ram, but it's being held badly by the VID card.
With this laptop you'll be able to do anything except playing and for this purpose a Sempron mobile paired with 1gig of ram is enough, needless to say that the battery lasts longer.
If you'd like something that cam play some games I advice you for the same money to take a lappy with a sempronM, 1gig of ram, and a better VID card (a x1400, x1600, 7400Go or som').

My last point: until now I haven't made any multitasking on my lappy (compaq sempronM 3000, 512 ram) and not because the CPU can't do it, I don't need to encode or render stuff on it. Thus I fail to see the point in having a dual core CPU on a lappy, at least for now. With the money spend on the TurionX2 I would much rather buy a better VID card.
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the 6150 is somewhere from 10 to 30% faster than the ATI X200M I have, so I could give you a little insight. I can play @800x600 low details the following games: Heroes5, NFS UG (not 2), Dungeon Siege 2 and older games such as AoE2 or starcraft. Never tried WoW, but I suppose it's close to the DS2 performance-wise.
The idea is thet with the 6150 you should be able to play WoW @800*600 low details and all the others, but I really doubt you can play any SM3.0 title such as AoE3, NFS MW/Carbon, Rise of Nations, etc. At 800x600 low details the games look quite annoying and they kinda loose their charm, for example I can play FarCry but it looks like crap and I rather pass.
Hmm, well low details isn't fun.

Anyone wanna help a guy shop around to a laptop similar, but with a better gfx card?

Heck, can you change the card in most laptops? I know you guys said this one was integrated (how'd you know that, anyway?), but are there any that aren't, so an upgrade is possible?
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Here are a couple of ideas:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101029
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834227016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220084

Since I'm not from the US I don't know any good sites for lappys, but I suppose the egg is a good starting point. All are good, for the ones that have only 512MB ram you can add another 512 and still be under 1000$ which is pretty good. My 2 cents.
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I would go with the hp dv6000z. It is 15.4 inch, and configured with tl-56 and nvidia 7200 with 256 video memory, and a gig of ram(1 gb is all you need) is exactly $700.
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