Looking at one with 1GB RAM, 9700 videocard, 100gb storage, extreme processor. Will it really handle any game?
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1/8/05 at 8:48pm
Originally Posted by oneeye
I agree. Is it easy to swap out yourself?
Originally Posted by BBerman
I think there's only 1 laptop out there that can be called the best right now for gaming. That's the hypersonic EX7. It can have a 3.8 GHz processor, 4 GB of PC 4200 ram, has a 256 MB nVidia 6800 card, and internal dual RAID hard drives. The downside from the XPS is that it weighs 12.4 lbs, and has a screen res of 1680 x 1050, good enough for games though.
If I was considering a new laptop, I'd put them to the to of the list with the XPS. They offer a zero dead pixel policy and automotive paint too, if you want to get exotic.
Perhaps when my XPS finally breaks down, I'll replace it with one of those.
Originally Posted by dlukesdoom
I would say absoultly NO.
15.4" Screen is way to small. IMO
The notebook gaming sweet spot now is 1440x900 on a 17" screen
Being driven with a Centrino 1.7 or higher 1 gig of ram and a MR9700 w/128 megs.
Or on a Desktop system 19" LCD running 1280x1024.
The folks spending thousands for their XPS or 51Ms all souped up are and will be very dissapointed in 12 months as newer notebooks will be out that blow theirs away. Besides a 256 meg MR9800 or a 6800 is way over kill for any games out now and into most of 2005. They, infact, have bought fancy heaters that play some games a bit faster is all.
Originally Posted by Myhre
WHAT?! OMG, you mean there's going to be newer better stuff in the future? No freaking way!? I can't beleive it. People that own prior hardware are going to lose it. JesusTapDancingChrist what will they do?!