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I need a laptop for school next year for 800 bucks or less...I would really like to be able to play CSS and DoD:S on it, which means that an 8600GT M would be perfect, but I haven't seen any in this price range...recommend one!
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And dell is a no go, right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220305 -900$
^Gets the same amount of 3Dmark 06 score as a 8600M
Edited by phospholipid - 7/7/08 at 8:34am
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Have you tried configuring any Dell or HP laptops online?
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yeah, i configured a vostro 1510, but the only GPUs they have are the x3100 and 8400gs, and I don't really know how well either would handle the source games I play...if anyone knows of a laptop with a better GPU for 800 or less, I would LOVE IT
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
yeah, i configured a vostro 1510, but the only GPUs they have are the x3100 and 8400gs, and I don't really know how well either would handle the source games I play...if anyone knows of a laptop with a better GPU for 800 or less, I would LOVE IT
you can't really find a computer with a better GPU than an 8400 GS for under 800, let alone under 900$.

heres a list of GPUS - Link

but you should be able to play your games fine, your GPU averages 33 FPS on Doom 3 at max settings, and CS:S isn't much more GPU intensive.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVidia-...GS.3709.0.html
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well, it seems like its between the hp dv6700t and the dell vostro 1510...any recommendations between these two?
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well, it seems like its between the hp dv6700t and the dell vostro 1510...any recommendations between these two?
The hp, and only because it isn't a dell.
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post #8 of 16
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Well my brother and I are both about to pull the trigger on our respective laptops...I'm going with the vostro, and hes going with the HP...both have the exact same specs. Any other brand that I may have overlooked?
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To be honest about the games listed.... I play TF2 with my 6150 integrated just on DX8 mode and med-high details without AA and I run 50-60FPS no problem.... the 8400GS is definatly capable of running source games without any hiccups.
    
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alright! I pulled the trig on a vostro 1510 and an hp 6700...thanks to all that helped!
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