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This was the laptop I was looking at:

Dell xps 1530 15.4''

SYSTEM COLORMidnight Blue

PROCESSORIntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9500 (2.6GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)

OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1

LCD AND CAMERAHigh Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440x900) & 2MP Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)

HARD DRIVESize: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive

INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVESlot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)

VIDEO CARD256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT GDDR3
WIRELESS CARDSDell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card

BATTERY OPTIONSFree Upgrade to a 9 cell Battery

SOUND OPTIONSExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi® Xtreme Audio Sound Card

FINGERPRINT SCANNERFinger Print Reader XPS M1530

-$1,687 USD (Its on sale until July 3rd)

Should I opt for the LED display for an extra $200? What is the LED?

Any other suggestions? This will play oblivion MAX with lots of mods right?
That will not max oblivion. Probably medium settings at max rez, though I'm not sure.
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You mean Dell charged you $47 for a GB upgrade? You can get 2 and then some http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145172 lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141339
wow that is cheap. I bought the laptop last fall and when I did it was going to cost me $60 to get it from newegg after shipping

Though my guess is that they will put a sticker on the inside of the memory cover. Pop it off and void goes your warrenty. I don't fool around with a laptop under warranty. They break too easy...both the warannty and the laptop. I've already sent mine in twice
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The 4gb of memory is standard on this configuration in order to get the $699 off sale price. This laptop was originally about a $2,500 configuration that I am now getting for $1,687.

And as for oblivion, I'm used to playing it on the xbox 360 so I won't be needing to use texture mods. As long as it just plays on max. The mods I use will be things like OOO and MMM and new factions, places, items, etc. But no texture mods.
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The 4gb of memory is standard on this configuration in order to get the $699 off sale price. This laptop was originally about a $2,500 configuration that I am now getting for $1,687.

And as for oblivion, I'm used to playing it on the xbox 360 so I won't be needing to use texture mods. As long as it just plays on max. The mods I use will be things like OOO and MMM and new factions, places, items, etc. But no texture mods.
Mobile variants of cards tend to be weaker than their desktop variants but I think it should be fine. According to notebookcheck.com
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...GT.3986.0.html
Oblivion: 1280x800, max details: 40 fps -> well playable
So you might have to turn down the res.
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The 4gb of memory is standard on this configuration in order to get the $699 off sale price. This laptop was originally about a $2,500 configuration that I am now getting for $1,687.

And as for oblivion, I'm used to playing it on the xbox 360 so I won't be needing to use texture mods. As long as it just plays on max. The mods I use will be things like OOO and MMM and new factions, places, items, etc. But no texture mods.

am i missing why it is $1600 on sale?
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Mobile variants of cards tend to be weaker than their desktop variants but I think it should be fine. According to notebookcheck.com
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...GT.3986.0.html
Oblivion: 1280x800, max details: 40 fps -> well playable
So you might have to turn down the res.
That was done with zero AA and AF though. I guess I've never tried Quake4 with out AA and AF. Might be able to get higher settings then medium at 1440x900 if I turn those off. Might have to try it...I just like my AA I guess. I found a review back when I bought my laptop that basically placed a 8600M at about 50% of the X1950Pro I was running at the time in terms of 3DMark 06
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/23/08 at 1:35pm
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post #17 of 19
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That will not max oblivion. Probably medium settings at max rez, though I'm not sure.
his max res is only 1440x900.....hmm you will probably not be able to max oblivion out but it would be very playable (from the 2.6ghz 45nm proc, beast of a laptop chip)

PS: if you plan on being away from an outlet while playing, the LED ldc would give you better battery life but if you plan on leaving this lappy on a desk most of the time i wouldn't pay $200 for it
    
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What exactly is AA and AF? Does the 360 version use AA and AF? As long as its as good as 360 I'm fine.
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post #19 of 19
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What exactly is AA and AF? Does the 360 version use AA and AF? As long as its as good as 360 I'm fine.
I love this site for the general information it provides:
http://www.tweakguides.com/Graphics_1.html

Read through it and it will clearly tell you about what all those settings do, and how to tweak them so you get the best results (whether that's fps or quality)..
    
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