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chief2000
06-25-2006, 01:21 PM
Prices have really come down.

Can you play decent 3d games on a laptop ?

Valiant
06-25-2006, 02:21 PM
Prices have really come down.

Can you play decent 3d games on a laptop ?


No, unless you fork over 3k for a alienware laptop that has a 256meg graphic card and 1.5gig of memory...

DaFace
06-25-2006, 02:23 PM
If you're looking for a gaming PC, you might be able to find a laptop that would work for most games for a year or two. But laptop video cards are basically impossible to upgrade. A desktop PC would give you more flexibility when looking to keep up with the newest games' requirements.

mlyonsd
06-25-2006, 03:40 PM
I think the best arrangment would be to have a decent desktop with good monitor for those times you want to game, burn CD's, whatever, and a laptop with wireless connection so you could surf the net from anywhere in your house.

But since at home here I'm running Windows 98 with a dial up connection I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

Moooo
06-25-2006, 03:46 PM
Laptops suck... for Graphics.

The companies are not appealing to the gaming audience with their setups. You might be better off getting two used puters, one being a gaming desktop, and another being a cheaper laptop for all your portable needs. Then, you get the ease of having a big-monitored desktop, and also the portablity and transferrability of a laptop.

Moooo, who has a laptop

listopencil
06-25-2006, 07:15 PM
I've got a desktop and a laptop. I didn't really need the laptop but we have a wireless network in our house and I had some extra cash. It's convenient.

the Talking Can
06-25-2006, 07:28 PM
I've got a desktop and a laptop. I didn't really need the laptop but we have a wireless network in our house and I had some extra cash. It's convenient.

this what I plan on doing when I get some cash..high powered desk top....budget laptop for surfing on the couch/on the road..

DaFace
06-25-2006, 07:30 PM
this what I plan on doing when I get some cash..high powered desk top....budget laptop for surfing on the couch/on the road..

That's exactly what I do, for what it's worth. Works great!

the Talking Can
06-25-2006, 07:32 PM
how addicted we are...why watch tv when you could watch tv and surf for elf porn....lol

DaFace
06-25-2006, 07:33 PM
how addicted we are...why watch tv when you could watch tv and surf for elf porn....lol

I'm more into midgets myself, but to each his own.

listopencil
06-25-2006, 07:33 PM
this what I plan on doing when I get some cash..high powered desk top....budget laptop for surfing on the couch/on the road..

Hanging out in the front yard while goofing around online really kicks ass...or would if it wasn't hotter than the surface of the sun outside. It is nice to kick back in bed and surf, plus my laptop DVD player has a time stretch function that lets you determine how long it takes to play a movie. You can set how long you want it to be and it speeds the movie up to match your selection. Nice.

DaFace
06-25-2006, 07:34 PM
Hanging out in the front yard while goofing around online really kicks ass...or would if it wasn't hotter than the surface of the sun outside. It is nice to kick back in bed and surf, plus my laptop DVD player has a time stretch function that lets you determine how long it takes to play a movie. You can set how long you want it to be and it speeds the movie up to match your selection. Nice.

That's pretty sweet (the DVD speed). What program do you use? If that's a software function, I may have to look into that.

listopencil
06-25-2006, 07:59 PM
That's pretty sweet (the DVD speed). What program do you use? If that's a software function, I may have to look into that.


I think it's InterVideo WinDVD.

ImAWalkingCorpse
06-25-2006, 09:08 PM
I am looking into buying a laptop for simple use, basically to connect to my wireless internet router in my house. Not going to install aol or anything like on it just need it for basic websurfing. Anyone have any recommendations?

DaFace
06-25-2006, 09:22 PM
I am looking into buying a laptop for simple use, basically to connect to my wireless internet router in my house. Not going to install aol or anything like on it just need it for basic websurfing. Anyone have any recommendations?

If you're just looking for something cheap and aren't in a hurry, check out the forums at FatWallet.com (http://www.fatwallet.com). If you are patient, a laptop deal around $400 or so pops up every couple weeks. There might even be one now...I haven't looked recently.

Dell usually has a couple under $500 practically all the time. Their outlet store sometimes has good deals as well, but look often as the inventory refreshes every hour and their deals change weekly.

chief2000
06-25-2006, 10:10 PM
I am looking into buying a laptop for simple use, basically to connect to my wireless internet router in my house. Not going to install aol or anything like on it just need it for basic websurfing. Anyone have any recommendations?


I saw a Lenova in the KCstar for $499 or $599.

I don't know much about this website. Alot of people buy from it i guess.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2030260032+4020&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=32

Thats why i posted the thread.

All of them are basically same on the inside : The cheapy ones.

Celeron good for web browsing.

DaFace
06-26-2006, 12:27 AM
Check this one out:

http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/627106/

Newegg's good for parts, but I don't see many laptop deals there.

greg63
06-26-2006, 12:30 AM
Is everyone just buying laptops now ?

Yes.

Mosbonian
06-26-2006, 01:12 AM
I think it's InterVideo WinDVD.

That's probably the only function on my HP laptop I like....it's my work laptop and I hate it as a business laptop, but for playing DVD's on the plane and surfing the 'Net using the wireless set-up at home, I love it.

It's also the new-age version of taking a magazine to the bathroom (ala Al Bundy).

mmaddog
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Saggysack
06-26-2006, 04:30 AM
No, unless you fork over 3k for a alienware laptop that has a 256meg graphic card and 1.5gig of memory...

That's not much anymore.

GeForce 7950 1GB and 4gig of memory and now you're talking.

Ultra Peanut
06-26-2006, 04:32 AM
And what's the deal with airplane food?

greg63
06-26-2006, 07:17 AM
And what's the deal with airplane food?


The Peanuts are good. :D