Thanks for your answer to my question about games stretching on 15.4 WXGA. I'm glad that there isn't any noticeable stretching, actually I am delighted.
Looks like this is going to be a system made for a niche market like ourselves. I could not think about getting a 2 inch think beast like some of the P4 solutions. I needed something i could look at and fall in love with, and something that could manage day to day office work and gaming to a large extent as well. While a Centrino is not the best solution for gaming, it is a great solution for battery life and office work. I do no intense graphics work. Enter the 505XL, beautiful, awesome sound, great form factor, centrino, 9600 graphics, (i think the slot load is wicked too), battery life, sweet keyboard. Need i say more?
Someone on this thread (sorry, i forget who) asked if it would be possible to play half life 2 or doom 3. I asked the same question a little while back. These games will play best at settings which require about 80mb of textures, the GPU on the 505 has maximum support of 64mb of RAM. You will be able to play these games fine, just not at the highest settings from what i understand. Anyone else want to chime in? I would have loved the 128mb M10 option, but i guess all good things must come to an end. The first of the affordable lappies with the 128mb option are not going to be available until mid January. I honestly cannot wait that long knowing that the 505XL is out there already. The Vodoo M460 is available for sale with a 128mb m10pro option, but costs a rediculous $4000. I'd rather get myself a pair of Martin Logan floorstanding full range speakers with that amount.
Kwick7 played Call of Duty with full graphics, and this has more or less got me sold.
Odering mine today, M505XL.Kwick7
- or any other owner, do you recieve a carrying case (bag) with it, and is it any good? Or do you have to order one seperately? If so, any suggestions?Kwick7
- How did Thursday's gaming session with the M505X go?