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Cheapest Laptop For playing CS:S On?

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by funkyphantom, 5 Mar 2010.

  1. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    Hi guys,
    I know its a bit of a strange request, and i know it isnt ideal, but i've just been told that i can have a laptop for work. I can order any i want so long as its under £400.
    It will be mainly used for updating their website, Word processing and surfing the internet.
    But, for some reason ive really had the urge to play Counter Strike Source again. Could i combine the 2? (work and pleasure.) My macbook doesn't run it at all! :(
    Will a windows based laptop run it for under £400? if so, which one? or which 'intergrated gfx' should i be looking for?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2010
  2. Sp00n

    Capodecina

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    Location: Brighton

    Is it an intel macbook? If so, why not bootcamp xp/7 on there?
     
  3. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    ya its intel mate, tried to run it through vmware fusion but the game runs awfully :(

    2ghz processor.
    2gig memory.

    Actually, thinking about it i may not have had vmware fusion set up right and the processor and memory was being shared with mac os? hmmmm
     
  4. scrlk

    Mobster

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    You need to bootcamp it - VMs just won't cut it. Best way to do so, or wait for the supposed Mac version of Steam.
     
  5. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    Does bootcamping mean i need to format my hard drive and start again? because the 'bootcamp assistant' is telling me that 'the startup disk must be formatted as a single mac os extended (journaled) volume'. :/ Whatever that means! lol
     
  6. scrlk

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  7. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    Possibly ;) Thank you kind sir. :)

    Anyways, with fear of this thread going off topic. Can anyone recommend me a laptop for less than £400 with half decent integrated gfx suitable for playing Counter Strike?
     
  8. Armitage Shanks

    Gangster

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    Location: Swindon

    One candidate- HP Compaq 615 Laptop is available online for < £400. It has ATI 3200 graphics which isn't great but still far better than the usual intel integrated graphics and should cope with it OK.
     
  9. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    excellent, thanks mate ill check it out. :)
     
  10. pumaz

    Soldato

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    if your Macbook is one of the older white or black ones with intel graphics CSS will not be playable even with low settings and bootcamp. The new Alu Macbooks are good for CSS because they have ATI graphics.

    Just go for a new laptop for CSS
     
  11. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for that, i do have an older macbook, so i guess playing it on there isnt an option. Do you have any suggestions for <£400 ?
     
  12. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

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    How many posts will it take for everyone to get the fact you want a new laptop sub£400 specced? :eek::rolleyes:

    Sorry, cant help you out here - know nothing of laptops!

    (Will be watching though as this may be useful for me :p)

    Cookeh
     
  13. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    hehe, its not a problem quite interesting actually. if not rather off topic :p
     
  14. SnoozE

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  15. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    thats me ;) hehe
    Think ive found the laptop ive been looking for :)
     
  16. SnoozE

    Gangster

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    OH LOL

    Me trudges off and crawls back under his rock!!!!
     
  17. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    lmao :p
     
  18. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

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    Hit me up? :p
    Im rather interested in this
     
  19. funkyphantom

    Wise Guy

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    message sent to trust m8