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Windows 7: WDYT about this gaming laptop (for my sister)

06 Feb 2010   #1
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 
WDYT about this gaming laptop (for my sister)

My sister is a big gamer...

She is interested in this laptop. What do you guys think?

It is an alienware laptop and we know that there is a lot of 'brand' that you buy with that name but it's not badly priced as far as we can tell (it's $1600 AUD - I know you can get cheaper from OS but computers are not as cheap in Australia as a rule)

Screen size is not an issue as it gets hooked up to her 42" TV for home playing.

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU7300 (1.3GHz/800MHz FSB/3M Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 X 2GB)
HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200RPM P11 Hard Drive
HD DISPLAY 11.6" WideHD 720p WLED (1366x768) Display Integrated 1.3 mega pixel web cam
VIDEO CARD 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M
SOUND CARD Integrated High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio

Thanks
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06 Feb 2010   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
My sister is a big gamer...
Define big gamer ie what sort of games?

Quote:
Screen size is not an issue as it gets hooked up to her 42" TV for home playing.
It will be depending on the TV's native resolution. ie is it a 1366x768 (720p) or 1980x1080 (1080p)

Depending on the games she plays, she should get acceptable performance. Considering it's a lappy, some quality settings will have to be sacrificed for smoothness, but over all it should be okay.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
z3r010

 

Core™2 Duo Processor 1.3GHz

Looks very underpowered, TBH I wouldn't buy one unless it has at least a 2GHz cpu.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

yeah the specs seem alright, it's the processor I'm a bit weary of.

I'd shop around a bit
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06 Feb 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

I was being polite about the CPU... and the GPU...
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06 Feb 2010   #6
z3r010

 

I've just checked how much $1600 AUD is in real money (£888 GBP or $1389 USD) and thats a lot of money for that laptop.

You should be able to get something far better with that budget.
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06 Feb 2010   #7
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

PC's are ridiculously over priced in Australia. If you want a semi descent machine here you're looking at about $1,800 - $2,000.
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06 Feb 2010   #8
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

(Nina's sister here)
The games I play are anything from World of Warcraft, to the Halflife and Left 4 Dead series, Spore, Diablo 2, etc.

My current laptop doesn't handle some of these games (spore, L4D) well on the higher graphics settings so I'm basically after a laptop that will be able to handle these and a few upcoming games such as Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Bioshock 2 and Assassins Creed 2. (what is it with me and sequels!?)
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06 Feb 2010   #9
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

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06 Feb 2010   #10
z3r010

 

Much better
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