I was really trying hard to find myself a laptop (alienware-like), but affordable, that I could hold on too a long time before having to upgrade. I want to be able to play today's biggy games coming up like Half life 2, Doom 3, etc. I knew I needed a fast processor so I got the 3.2 pentium 4, I knew I needed memory so I got 512. I knew I needed the fast dvd/cd/rw so I got that. I got the card (as much as I could afford) 9600 Radeon. But, I totally overlooked something that just hit me as I was cruising the gaming forums. I forgot about the hard drive. I got a 40 gig hard drive. I ordered my Sager with all these specs and it's now in transit. I've got the UPS tracking and everything. But I suddenly realized I picked the 40 gig hard drive with 4,200 rpms. Now, after the fact, I'm reading that I needed at least 5,400 or higher or it will slow my games, which is the whole reason I shelled out 1,700 grand for a new laptop. Ugh. Did I make an error here? Help!!!
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6/10/04 at 9:21am