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Gaming laptop advise please.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Trash Man, 11 May 2006.

  1. Trash Man

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 391

    Location: Oxford

    I'm after a lappy for playing game, although it will mainly be WoW. Have a budget of around £1000-£1200.

    I have looked at a few Dell's and even Alienware, they seem expensive though, compared to the Dell's.

    Saw this posted in a thread

    The ASUS AD7 is a nice notebook and can be had for just under £1000 specs are:

    AMD Mobile Turion™64-MT30
    Genuine Windows® XP Home
    1024MB DDRII 533 Memory
    100GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
    128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X700
    17.1"WXGA+X-Glass Widescreen
    High Resolution (1440X900)
    Dual Layer (+/-) DVD-RW/CD-RW
    Mini PCI Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
    Media Card Reader 4 in 1
    Built in Video camera (1.3M Pixels)
    Azalia 5.1 audio, 4 x speaker (Built in)
    Weight ~3.9Kg ,Battery Life ~ 3 hrs
    2 Years Worldwide Warranty

    Would this run WoW fine? or do I need more power? I have no idea how powerfull that cpu is in that Asus, bit out of touch, but everything else seems fine. Are Asus laptops good? Or should I spend a little more and go for a Dell?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GuruJockStrap

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,710

    The only thing that would put me off it is Asus.

    Their customer service in the UK is terrible.
     
  3. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,819

    looking for a gaming laptop...

    dont waste your money
     
  4. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,596

    although generally would look down on laptop for games, they are too costly for gaming machines, the set up looks good. the only trouble u may have is the graphics, i am not sure of demands of wow but the x700 is not particulary powerful. if u could find one that is x1600 or above would be better luck, sadly this is generally at the point when the laptop goes upto £2k.

    sorry.
     
  5. Lagmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Nov 2005

    Posts: 931

    You can get an Asus A6JA model, they are pretty good looking,

    T2300 - T2600 Core Duo
    1 Gig Ram
    100 Gig hdd
    1600 256mb dedicated (256mb hypermem)

    the T2400 model is around £1100, dont know about value though and battery life isnt really top notch, but I doubt your really buying it for that.
     
  6. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    what about....

    Asus (G1-AK005C) Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo
    Vista Home Premium
    CPU : Centrino Core 2 Duo T7200 2.00GHz
    Memory : 2GB DDR2
    Hard drive : 160GB SATA
    Screen Size : 15.4 Inch WSXGA+
    Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
    Model Number: G1-AK005C
    Weight: 3.1 Kg
    £1,140.44
    £970.59 Ex VAT

    or if you're feeling flush...

    Rock XCTX-PRO-T72

    Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.00GHz
    NVIDIA GeForce 7950 Go GTX 512MB
    WSXGA+ X-Glass rock logo
    1GB DDR2 667MHz (512MB x2)
    100GB 7200rpm SATA
    8x +/- Dual Layer DVD Writer
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    3 year pan-European C&R parts and labour warranty
    £1190.64 £1399.00 inc VAT
     
  7. Jaffa_Cake

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,945

    Location: Location Location!

    Dell Inspiron 9400. Take a look at the dell website its a very nice laptop with a 17" widescreen which you can get for just under 900.
     
  8. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,819

    The OP was a year ago...?

    sure he has got one by now?
     
  9. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    oh yeah ha ha, how could i miss that! der to me. cheers.