Buying a laptop (in Off-topic)
I need one that's under 800, but is good enough for gaming/other not-as-intensive things. More memory and etc. would be nice. :)
July 27 2011 11:41 PM EDT
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July 28 2011 12:15 AM EDT
How intense gaming? This should handle most of what you need, others could probably make slightly better suggestions, and I've never used MSi before.
July 28 2011 1:55 PM EDT
Gun's is pretty good, Acer is a good brand, mine has 2G more of RAM though. I've also had good luck with NVIDIA cards, never used an AMD card, so can't speak on that. Sickone would probably know more.
Titan,there's nothing wrong with Nvidia cards; I've used them for years! Much like any other computer component it has just as much potential to break over time. ^_^
However Imo laptops aren't made for intense gaming and those that can handle some it also depends what kind of gaming you are doing! High end intense games tend to make laptops over heat, seen it happen quite a few times!
July 28 2011 3:30 PM EDT
I've also had good luck with NVIDIA cards
You might want to reread what I wrote, I think NVIDIA is awesome :)
Yeah, laptops aren't amazing for gaming, but the one I listed could handle SC2 on medium, and WoW on probably the same. That's the only PC games I've ever played.
Got one; thanks to all. :)
July 28 2011 5:39 PM EDT
Can I ask what you settled on if you don't mind?
Yeah, what did you get...
Hope you are not planning on running any fancy games on it because that card sucks :P
July 29 2011 7:35 AM EDT
Chip, not card. And as far as graphics chips go, it doesn't appear bad. But in my two minutes of searching, I didn't see a games benchmark for it (chips don't usually get that kind benchmark lovin' anyway).
July 29 2011 7:57 AM EDT
throw an SSD in that and you're good(ish)
July 29 2011 9:11 AM EDT
Throw an SSD on there and your price will jump. Cheap 120 gig SSDs run, what, $100?
and worth every penny... there is no single component that has as much effect on your day to day operation
July 29 2011 9:52 AM EDT
Yeah, SSDs are pretty boss. I'm backing nov on this, worth the money.
July 29 2011 10:22 AM EDT
I'm sure they kick ass, but the numbers just don't add up for this budget. The laptop was $480. The cheapest 120 gig SSD on Newegg is $180 (I only did one search). That's 37.5% of the laptop's cost added back on top. Plus, he'd drop from 500 gigs down to 120.
If we were talking about a desktop, I'd say jump on it, as you can put the OS on the SSD and keep the 500 gig as a slave. But on a mid-range lappie, the cost doesn't warrant the switch.
My 2 cents, anyway. And will someone please add "SSD" to the dictionary?
July 29 2011 10:48 AM EDT
dude shop alien ware
July 29 2011 12:50 PM EDT
1. Alien ware Laptop is already Unique and hard to acquire
2. Alien ware is probably over 800$ he looked.
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