View Full Version : Need a small labtop for gaming.
08-31-2009, 09:10 PM
I would like an oppinion on this one:
Model: HP Pavilion dv3- 2050eo
Processor: 2,0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Memory: 4096MB DDR2 RAM (2X2048)
Harddrive: 320 GB 5400Rpm
Screen: 13,1" inches. WXGA
resolution: 1366 x 768 pixel
Graphics: GeForce G 105M Op til 2302 MB hukommelse med 512 MB dedicated. (this is especially my point of consern)
Drive: Multi Dual-layer DVD brænder
Wireless network Ja 54Mbit
Ports: 3 x USB2.0 / VGA / HDMI
Card reader: 5-i-1
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
weight: 2,2 kg
Measures: (BxDxH) 32,7 x 22,1 x 3,18/3,53 cm
Battery: 6 Cells
I don't know peticularily much about hardware, so any comments would really be apprichiated!
in advance; thank you!
(sory for the spelling, i'm from denmark soo...)
09-01-2009, 02:57 PM
What games will you be playing? Most games (the games I play in my desktop anyway) would most probably be running at 800x600 with medium to low settings considering the videocard. Something with a GT120M to GT150M would be better, but not by much, will make the max resolution playable but with medium to low settings still. If you're playing flash games or games with barely any graphics eyecandy then the G 105M is enough.
That is definitely not the laptop for gaming. If that's what you're going to be using it for you should be focusing on the GPU's power.
Take a look at ATI's mobility 4600/4830/4860 cards and nvidia's GTS250m, they should be superb for laptop gaming.
Everything else looks fine for a gaming laptop.
09-02-2009, 03:43 AM
Agreed. You need a better GPU. Although a 9600GT would still give you OK performance in games. Not full eye candy and not high res, but then--it is a laptop. Performance gap and price gap from there goes up pretty quickly.
09-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Considering the size of the laptop as well (around 13.1"), I would say the best available for you will have a GT240M or a Mobility 4650. GPUs better than that are almost always only found in 14.6" laptops and larger.
09-14-2009, 11:46 PM
This laptop is the one I have. (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9398396&type=product&id=1218099255649) It's from HP, but it's 15.6 inch screen is a little large for what you want. I can attest that it can play the Crysis demo (Crysis being the most graphically intensive game as of now) on medium settings without anti-aliasing, which isn't half bad. The price of the laptop is a little steep, too at $949.99 in the US.
Here are a run-down on the specs, copied from here (http://h30038.www3.hp.com/assets/usen/datasheets/HP_Pavilion_dv6-1260se_Artist_Edition_2_Notebook_PC.pdf):
• AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra ZM-85 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Mobile Processor
• Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
• 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP LED BrightView Infinity Display (1366x768)
• ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650 (M96) with up to 2815MB total available graphics memory with 1024MB dedicated
• 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 500GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
• LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
• HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
• Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth
• 12-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
I can understand that you might not want a laptop that big, but the only 14" and under laptops I found with an even half-decent graphics chip are this Sony one with an ATI HD 4570 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117913), and this ASUS one with a nVidia GT120 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220565). Look's like it's pretty bare out there right now for small gaming laptops.
EDIT: Apologies for not seeing that you are from Denmark. The links I provided only ship products in US.
09-27-2009, 12:07 PM
i'll look into it. and yes i need it for games as crysis and hopefully the new CoD modern warfare 2. and i must agree i need a much better Grapichs card.
09-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Notebook: Asus N81Vp
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
Asus notebook section
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 83%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %
(THANKS for the tip saintjimmy)
09-27-2009, 03:31 PM
If you're specifically looking to play CoD: MW2, then you have to increase you're budget and go with the Asus G series or MSI's GX series. They'll be more expensive though, and bigger, and heavier.
09-27-2009, 03:38 PM
No problem! Just glad I could help.
If you can get that model shipped to you, then definitely go for it. It has a very fast dual core processor (for a laptop), and the graphics will play any game out there at 1366 x 768. I've played CoD 4 MW (the first one) and it looked nice on my laptop with "Normal" settings, and Crysis, well look at beginning of my previous post...
I was actually considering it when I was looking for a new laptop earlier this year, but then it went out of stock a week before I was ready to buy a computer, so I went for the HP.
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