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12-07-2010, 11:08 PM
this any good for games at $1,300

HP Pavilion dv6-1336tx: Gaming Laptop with 1GB Graphics,500GB,4GB
*Intel Core2 Duo Processor P7450,2.13 GHz
*4GB DDR3 1066 MHz memory
*500 GB 7200RPM Hard Drive,
*LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVDRW with Double Layer
*15.6 inch Diagonal High Defn LED HP Brightview Widescreen
*HP Webcam(VGA low light) with Integrated Digital Microphone
*Intel WiFi Link 1000, Bluetooth; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit
*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96) with discrete 1024MB DDR3 dedicated graphics
*HP Integrated DVB-T/Analog TV Tuner
*4 x USB 2.0, eSATA Combo (eSATA + USB 2.0), VGA, HDMI, IEEE 1394 Firewire
*5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
*6-Cell Lithium-ion Battery
*Windows 7 Home premium (32 Bit)
*1 Yr Manufacturer's Warranty

12-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Light gaming perhaps. I looked at a similar pc, and I settled on the laptop in my sig. It runs left for dead 2 at lowish settings with decent frames, and can handle other games ok-ish too.
Just don't expect to be able to have flashy anti aliasing or high resolutions on a laptop unless you go for something around the 16-2000 dollar mark.

The Error Guy
13-07-2010, 12:43 AM
My Pavillion DV5 1009ax runs left for dead almost at peak. wierd!!! its a laptop and I hate its guts. Desktops are for gaming, laptops are.... laptops. not gaming really. can't upgrade much and they overheat like you wouldn't belive

13-07-2010, 08:50 AM
this any good for games at $1,300

HP Pavilion dv6-1336tx: Gaming Laptop with 1GB Graphics,500GB,4GB

*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96) with discrete 1024MB DDR3 dedicated graphics

For a laptop the graphics isn't bad.
But laptops aren't really designed for gaming. Serious gamers use desktops.

I also wouldn't buy an HP either.

Toshiba or ASUS.

13-07-2010, 08:49 PM
ok then hows this one?

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8400
2.26GHz 2.26GHz

500G Hard Drive
nVidia GeForce 9600M GT, 2273MB !Dedicated Video RAM.
Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop WiFi WIRELESS Notebook


** Core 2 Duo + Windows 7 Ultimate**
Partition C : 166GB genuiue Windows 7
Ultimate proudly installed. PLUS Partition D : 300GB DATA with all
installation drivers back-up


COMM : HP Webcam, HDMI port output
Bluetooth ; IEEE1394 Firewire ;
In-built WiFi Wireless Intel ;
Intel Ethernet LAN
MODEM : High speed 56K dial-up fax
PORT : 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA, 1 x RJ11/Modem, 1 x RJ45/Enet,
1 x Headphone jack, 1 x Microphone jack, 2 Omni-directional microphones, AC Adaptor
SLOT : Ricoh 5-in-1 card reader slot (xD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MSD)

and the reason im not getting a desk top is because i don't have 24 hour power

13-07-2010, 09:38 PM
never mind they have just been sold so thanks anyway

14-07-2010, 02:15 AM
If you game with a laptop it will kill the battery really quickly, even if you're doing the most basic of games.
How many hours are you going to be without power?
notebooks can generally last anywhere from 2-3 at low range to 5 or 6 at the best, but generally battery life is not something that people often consider.
Netbooks can generally last a fair bit longer than notebooks can, but at reduced performance, and still, if you try to game on them, they'll cut the battery down something fierce (if they run on the minimal specs anyway).
Macs are reported to have brilliant battery life, so maybe you should look into one of them instead?