im very dissapointed that ASUS only offers 64megs in their lappy's gpus. how much of a pain in the ass would it be to get the w1n and upgrade it to 128mb for gaming?
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9/5/04 at 9:34pm
Originally Posted by AirKuhl
Hmmm, instead of upgrading the mem from 64 to 128, how about upgrading the GPU from 9600 to 9700? I believe they are pin compatible PGA's.....
Originally Posted by Blazing Pascal
"i need a 15.4" widescreen lappy with high resolution (1280x854 minimum) that can easily run doom 3. something like this would be nice...
Pentium M Centrino 1.7+ GHz
60-80GB HD (Hitachi 7K60)
128MB DDR RADEON 9700"
I may be mistaken, but I don't think that the Aopen 1557GLS or the CL56 fit those specs as far as display is concerned. Aren't both of those 15 inch?
Off the top of my head, here's the options:
* you have that Sager 3790 with a great screen, good GPU and pretty much all the specs you want, but with the 12-cell battery issue.
*You have the Mitac 8050 that fits just about all the specs but seems to get a so-so vibe around here. Battery life is middle of the road.
On the "compromise specs" side, you have:
* CL56 and Aopen with pretty much your specs lacking the 15.4". Pretty good battery life. Plenty of information all over this site for the CL56 and a few good reviews of the Aopen.
* Asus m6bne which fits everything (as far as I can tell) except the GPU (has the 64mb instead of the 128mb) Battery life is great and the second battery option is awesome. Good quality, etc. Plenty of comments around here to learn more.
Some others off the top of my head are the Twinhead, and of course, all the big brand names. Of the brand names, I am not a huge fan but you can find some gems in there depending on what you need and want. Acer seems to have a good following and may be worth a look.
Still, your best bet may be to make a compromise on one of your specs, or wait a month or two and see of some of the rumors about the Asus are true and they upgrade the GPU.
Looking over your specs again, if battery life is not a huge issue or you don't mind the Sager 12-cell, that might be the one for you. Good screen, good GPU, good looks, it should have all your specs. If the 15.4" and the 128mb GPU are most important, then the Sager and Mitac are still probably on top of the list. Unless I am forgetting some, as is more than possible.
Originally Posted by zlatanov
...and also the aOpen 1557 DOES fit your requirements.
For what you need in your lappy, I would recommend:
1) Sager 3790
2) aOpen 1557GLS
3) Mitac 8050