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Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 10:48 PM
I'm considering of buying a latop.I will be using it to play Dvd movies,Play games and a bit of uni assignments.
Should I consider a Intel laptop or a Amd laptop?I just want a very fast laptop that will last me a few years.

Some laptops have S video output which allows you to plug into a tv.The hostel tv doesn't have a s video input.Its a RGb connection.i think thats what it called.Yellow,White,Red connection.Is there an adaptor that lets you change the S video connection cable to a Rgb yellow connection ?

Speedy Gonzales
01-04-2005, 10:52 PM
Nope thats a RCA connection.

I dont think it matters. Either AMD or Intel will do. It depends on how much u wanna spend, and what features / u want the laptop to have.

Metla
01-04-2005, 10:53 PM
s-vidio adpaptors are not a problem,readily available.

As for a gaming laptop?

Brand of CPU is irrilivent, the bottle neck will be in the video chipset.

If money is available,then the Asus with the AMD 64 3200 Cpu, 512mb ram,9700 video chipset,Widescreen,DVD Burner=Killer.

Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 10:56 PM
I see that the new electronics.Like gamecube and i think maybe ps2 and xbox has a light blue cable with white and red as well.Is that a enhancement output to rca?Whats that connection called?

Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 11:00 PM
How much would those 64bit amd laptops be?Heard from my dad its More than $20,000HK More than $4000NZ?

Metla
01-04-2005, 11:02 PM
http://www.computermedic.co.nz/items.php?item_id=508

http://www.computermedic.co.nz/items.php?item_id=509

Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 11:02 PM
My vcd player uses a yellow white and red cable but is somewhat different.The other side is a Yellow and a Black end.Any idea the name of this cable?

Speedy Gonzales
01-04-2005, 11:06 PM
Nope

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/424d291104411e9e2740c0a87f99068b/Product/View/XC3532

Or

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/424d291104411e9e2740c0a87f99068b/Product/View/XC3496

tweak'e
01-04-2005, 11:06 PM
My vcd player uses a yellow white and red cable but is somewhat different.The other side is a Yellow and a Black end.Any idea the name of this cable?

most likly video + left and right audio converted to video and mono sound.

Speedy Gonzales
01-04-2005, 11:07 PM
My vcd player uses a yellow white and red cable but is somewhat different.The other side is a Yellow and a Black end.Any idea the name of this cable?

Well if its going to the tv's audio / video its still a RCA cable.

Alan Cotrell
01-04-2005, 11:07 PM
This one http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/en/product/XC3532
Unbeatable value for money

AC

Metla
01-04-2005, 11:08 PM
Those DSE models only have the ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 32MB VRAM video chipset,its all about the balance....

Metla
01-04-2005, 11:10 PM
Unbeatable value for money?

Not if its bought for gaming,in which case its money wasted.

Though it does depend on what games you want to play,Anything released in the last year would kill it.

Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 11:10 PM
Price sure has come down during these few years.I remember price of laptop was very expensive a few years ago

Ninjabear
01-04-2005, 11:11 PM
The video uses Vram is that better then DDR sdram?
I'll probably be using to play sims 2, doom 3,world of warcraft.The latest games

Metla
01-04-2005, 11:13 PM
Vram just means its dedicated video ram rather then stealing system ram as most intergrated video does.

9200 won't give good performance with any modern game.Period.

Alan Cotrell
01-04-2005, 11:20 PM
Games was only part of the brief, as an all round laptop for everyday use it is unbeatable on price,

Granted the 9200 Radeon is not the best and will not handle the very latest games very well, However it will play plenty of recent games to a playable standard

Bearing in mind it has a 15.4 wide screen display (the other part of the brief was watching DVD movies) built in card reader etc etc and the little matter of costing around $500.00 less than the other models.


Ac