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Originally Posted by shakenbake158 View Post
I have a chance to pick one of these up for cheap, wondering if its a good gaming laptop or not. Here it is - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115792
It should be good for gaming but the Graphics Card may not be able to play some new games on meduim/high in the future. Its good for most games out now. Should get 35-45FPS on games (meduim settings)
(I'm guessing this by looking at a review for the graphics card)

It should be able to play fallout 3 (meduim settings & some high)

EDIT: What price range?
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 2/14/11 at 9:22am
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by GAZ_MAN_432 View Post
It should be good for gaming but the Graphics Card may not be able to play some new games on meduim/high in the future. Its good for most games out now. Should get 35-45FPS on games (meduim settings)
(I'm guessing this by looking at a review for the graphics card)

It should be able to play fallout 3 (meduim settings & some high)

EDIT: What price range?
around $700 or $800
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post #13 of 18
If you don't mind going for $850 you could get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146848
However I'm not sure on the performance increase from the first one (Maybe 3-7FPS more but performance may be worse in some games but not by much)
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post #14 of 18
It is ok, but don't expect miracles. There is better out there in the 900 dollar range, like the asus g72 if you can find it. Also Acer/Gateway are nortorious for soldering the GPU's to the MB

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You cant upgrade graphics in a laptop unless you use a product which ive seen before which is basically a USB pci-e slot!

EDIT: I remember now it was a prototype at a convention ages ago :3
Not always true, asus, and dell often use mxm graphics cards which can be upgraded as long as the formfactor is the same.
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post #15 of 18
Not bad. I have an i5 Toshiba laptop that can run L4D2 with all settings on low. That's with the i5 internal GPU, so I think this laptop would be fine.
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post #17 of 18
Since Fallout 3 LOVES ATI cards, that laptop will do very well. Fallout 3 likes an AMD processor and an ATI GPU. Best of both worlds there.
     
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post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAZ_MAN_432 View Post
If you don't mind going for $850 you could get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146848
However I'm not sure on the performance increase from the first one (Maybe 3-7FPS more but performance may be worse in some games but not by much)
I second this.

I would go for the y560 with the i5 though. It would be much faster because you can get the 2.66ghz cpu instead of being stuck with 1.7ghz.
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