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was it wise to get a laptop?

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my desktop specs were

1.8ghz althon 3000+
1 gig 400 mhz ram
X800xl 256mb
xp home
my laptop is

1.6ghz core duo
2 gig 667mhz
X1400 128mb
Vista premium

I was forced to get a laptop i am just asking if it was a huge loss or not
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post #2 of 16
well if you had to get one what does it really matter if it was wise or not?
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post #3 of 16
The only thing bad there is the GFX downgrade, but still a good lappy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
well if you had to get one what does it really matter if it was wise or not?
True, Anyhow you've got a fine laptop. 2GB of RAM & a dedicated video card. Check Top 20 Laptops
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but can it run crysis or Ut3 or quake wars?
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post #6 of 16
it can probably run just about any game but how well is another story
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post #7 of 16
Hmm let me break it down

CPU...Hmm I dont know much about core duo, so im say you definatly didnt loose, probley broke even.

Ram...You upgraded, you have more and its ddr2.

GPU...Im not too good with ati and espically not with the x1xxx series, but I do know the x800xl is about a 6800vanilla(possibly gt) and I would say since you loose vram even if the new gpu was faster 128mb of vram will bottleneck it..conclusion on GPU downgrade.

Vista...Wow, thats not gonna help at all, I have it and its nice, but it's a resource hogg unless properly tweaked.

HD...LOOSE I know its not listed but its where most laptops fail is their slower hd's, unless they have a really nice 5400rpm or an exotic 7400rpm, which I doubt looking at the other hardware it has it it.

All in all, Id say you loose in terms of performance, but I think the hit you take is worth the portability.
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but can it run crysis or Ut3 or quake wars?
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post #9 of 16
the setup is not bad at all...especially for a laptop...the only thing that might hold you back is the x1400...if you are hoping to play crysis i would expect serious perfomance issuses...the dx10 cards even get raped by crysis
post #10 of 16
Its a nice laptop. If it does what you need to do then thats great.
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