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I've wanted a gaming notebook for longest time but I think its best to just stick with desktops if you want the best performance. Its difficult to find a notebook that has a high performance gpu in a small frame because of heat. If you want to game on a notebook your going to have to sacrifice mobility for size and weight.

If you want something reliable HP, Dell, Asus, Apple, Compal, Acer, IBM, & Toshiba (just to name a few) make great laptops. I personally like HP because they make nice looking laptops but if you want mobility and performance I would suggest Asus. I know plenty of Asus notebooks that come with mid-range gpus in 14-15 inch notebooks.

I'll give you an estimation of how much your going to pay if you want a decent gaming barebones laptop. I got this off the Milestonepc website.

-ASUS C90S Barebone / NV8600GT 512M / 15.4" WSXGA+ / DVDRW / BLUETOOTH / Fingerprint Reader / 2.0M WEBCAM / HDMI 1.3 / 1 year warranty... $1049
-2048GB of RAM DDR2 667 Kingston $199
-Seagate 120GB internal SATA 5400RPM Hard drive $75
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz SKT775 $273
-Intel Wireless card $39
-OS
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I've wanted a gaming notebook for longest time but I think its best to just stick with desktops if you want the best performance. Its difficult to find a notebook that has a high performance gpu in a small frame because of heat. If you want to game on a notebook your going to have to sacrifice mobility for size and weight.

If you want something reliable HP, Dell, Asus, Apple, Compal, Acer, IBM, & Toshiba (just to name a few) make great laptops. I personally like HP because they make nice looking laptops but if you want mobility and performance I would suggest Asus. I know plenty of Asus notebooks that come with mid-range gpus in 14-15 inch notebooks.

I'll give you an estimation of how much your going to pay if you want a decent gaming barebones laptop. I got this off the Milestonepc website.

-ASUS C90S Barebone / NV8600GT 512M / 15.4" WSXGA+ / DVDRW / BLUETOOTH / Fingerprint Reader / 2.0M WEBCAM / HDMI 1.3 / 1 year warranty... $1049
-2048GB of RAM DDR2 667 Kingston $199
-Seagate 120GB internal SATA 5400RPM Hard drive $75
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz SKT775 $273
-Intel Wireless card $39
-OS

Intel doesn't use Socket T for laptops.. It's 478 I believe

Yeah it's a lot of money and hassle of squeezing it all together in a tight box. I remember I had to replace a keyboard and that was a pain in the backend
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Intel doesn't use Socket T for laptops.. It's 478 I believe

Yeah it's a lot of money and hassle of squeezing it all together in a tight box. I remember I had to replace a keyboard and that was a pain in the backend
Actually this is the only notebook that takes desktop socket 775 processors which is why the notebook comes with massive fans in the rear to cool it. 478 is also a desktop processor I believe your talking about 479. Intel 478 processors were desktop P4 Williamette, Northwood, & Prescott processors. Intel 479 was the Pentium M processors for laptops.

This website shows pics and specs of the Asus C90 that uses desktop skt 775 processors if you need to see it to believe it. http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3616
post #14 of 24
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Actually this is the only notebook that takes desktop socket 775 processors which is why the notebook comes with massive fans in the rear to cool it. 478 is also a desktop processor I believe your talking about 479.
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, Socket 478 (Mobile), 2.33 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 4MB Cache, Retail

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=472122

:?

Yeah LOL. Like a few DELTA 220 CFM's in the back rofl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

It's 478 Socket M
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I'm probably gonna jump on a Dell soon. I need something for when I go out of town or can't be at home.

Thanks for posting up as well, Steve.
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I'm probably gonna jump on a Dell soon. I need something for when I go out of town or can't be at home.

Thanks for posting up as well, Steve.
You can also check newegg for one but they just have em already built
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post #17 of 24
Okay you were right about Intel Core 2 Duo being socket M 478 but P4's were also socket 478 desktop processors. That notebook does take socket T or 775 processors though.
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Okay you were right about Intel Core 2 Duo being socket M 478 but P4's were also socket 478 desktop processors. That notebook does take socket T or 775 processors though.
Socket T = 775..
Yeah I think that's what you meant.

This is fun I'm not trying to sound mean btw
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post #19 of 24
Supposedly, CPU magazine has a feature article on building laptops this month... Haven't read it yet, so I don't know if it's worth anything or not.

Also keep in mind that the new Centrino Pro notebooks are hitting the streets. You might also check whether a Quadro based card might be better for your video work (NVidia is also releasing the new 1600M Quadro along with the 8600M cards = DX10 compatible). Since you are working with video, you also might give some real thought into monitor size and make sure it supports the resolutions you need (or can via an external port).

Basically, you need to really think about what you are going to be doing with this machine. And balance everything. Notebooks like mine won't last long on a battery. Long battery life machines won't game or crunch numbers real well. I picked mine because it does everything I need for the office and gaming; and I wasn't concerned about battery life.

I've been really happy with my Killernotebooks, but it's entirely out of your budget. BTW Audi, it is overclocked and there hasn't been a single issue. I'm hardly stupid either....
    
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post #20 of 24
Please read this article, its very good:
http://www.hardware.info/en-UK/artic...ur_own_laptop/

I have a subscription on the dutch version of the magazine and I simply love it.
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