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gary67
11-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Is it possible to buy a laptop with separate graphics card for under $1500, been looking and all say Intel graphics accelerator which I assume means integrated graphics

Speedy Gonzales
11-02-2009, 06:42 PM
Yup Intel gfx would mean integrated graphics

How exactly would you get / install a separate videocard for a laptop?

gary67
11-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Have no idea if you even can that's why I'm asking but surely some would have replaceable graphics

Speedy Gonzales
11-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Nope I doubt it. What you see, is what you get

pctek
11-02-2009, 06:48 PM
ASUS N10J or N10Jc.

Its not separate graphics, you can't in a laptop - but you can get reasonable graphics that have their own RAM. Most cost a fair bit though.

gary67
11-02-2009, 07:01 PM
How about this (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4992688a008503fa273fc0a87f3b06df/Product/View/XC4936) is it separate or integrated no site I have been to actually says either way?

Speedy Gonzales
11-02-2009, 07:06 PM
It'll be onboard

gary67
11-02-2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks as I said no site says either way

gary67
11-02-2009, 07:29 PM
How about this (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4992688a008503fa273fc0a87f3b06df/Product/View/XC4936) is it separate or integrated no site I have been to actually says either way?

Step son wants to run crisis and his budget is under $1500 so would this play it?

Driftwood
11-02-2009, 07:53 PM
It may run the game but for the same price he would get a desktop system that would run it better & look better.

gary67
11-02-2009, 08:08 PM
Have you tried telling a 14 year old what to do? He needs a laptop to cart off to Oz every school holidays as he is not allowed to use his Dads one over there, and there's not much to do in an apartment block in Sydney.

Speedy Gonzales
11-02-2009, 08:14 PM
Laptops arent really that great with games.

It probably would be slow / wouldnt keep up anyway

Driftwood
11-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Good luck with that.

memphis
11-02-2009, 09:46 PM
Have you tried telling a 14 year old what to do? He needs a laptop to cart off to Oz every school holidays as he is not allowed to use his Dads one over there, and there's not much to do in an apartment block in Sydney.

To get a laptop to play Crysis or other modern games well or ok'ish would end up being expensive.

I play computer games alot and I have looked at buying a laptop for gaming when on the move etc. but found that what I was willing to spend on a laptop was not enough to play the games I wanted to at an ok kind of level.I would have to spend heaps of money on it and I could instead build a way better desktop computer for the price of the laptop.

So this what I do now:
For portable gaming I have a PSP with games and movies and music for traveling and its great.Put it in a carry on bag with the rest of my stuff,sweet as.:thumbs:
Otherwise I use a desktop for playing computer games and have the PSP just for travel etc.

Another option would be a xbox 360 or playstation 3 put it in a carry on bag for the trip over to Oz and then plug it into a tv when you get there and there you go,your playing your games.Better specs and gaming then a $1500 laptop for sure.:thumbs:

Anyway just some other options for you to think about.:)

acronum
12-02-2009, 08:14 AM
Hi guys, havent been on here for a while. been letting gary ask all the questions. i was told that that Toshiba laptop could potentially play Crisis, but definately not at full settings. i mainly play WoW with TBC as i dont have WoTLK, and i think that any other laptop would be better. however.... i was basically told that i wasnt to buy the previous laptop and to get that toshiba, as that scores a 4.1 on the scale (vista). and it is the best for my price range.

My father has a two bedroom apartment on the Sydney waterfront. Im not allowed to turn the tv volume past 8 and i did have a 360 over there, but i couldnt use it so i brought it back. Dad works like 23/7 so can barely get on any computers except the apple (which i dont know how to use). and it is raining, great, i have to walk to school...

i have an ipod touch, which is great cuz i got xplane 9 for it. and i have run outta time. post more tonight.

pctek
12-02-2009, 08:51 AM
Then forget a laptop. Laptops are NOT designed for it.
Any half decent gaming desktop will outperform it by miles.

Rob99
12-02-2009, 09:27 AM
You should be able to get a Dell or Acer that would play that game OK for your money.


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p.s. they held a gun to my head while I typed this...

Renmoo
12-02-2009, 03:00 PM
I got Asus M51T for $1398:

Detailed specification: http://jamus.co.nz/technology/laptopreviewm51t.php

Graphics: 512MB (256MB Dedicated + 256MB Integrated in Hybrid CrossFire X setup)

Cheers :)

supersi
12-02-2009, 09:29 PM
Someone should develop and sell a graphics card caddy that you can plug into a laptop.
Although I don't know if a USB port would have a big/fast enough bus to handle a graphics card.

Renmoo
12-02-2009, 09:35 PM
USB is definitely not fast enough to handle that. Perhaps eSata equivalent?

Cheers :)

Blam
12-02-2009, 10:07 PM
http://qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?108153

Not worth it IMO.

The price is crazy. I could build a gaming desktop another hundred extra!

powerover
13-02-2009, 09:22 AM
http://qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?108153



The price is crazy. I could build a gaming desktop another hundred extra!

it is crazy alright, but will it play games? like crysis? My lappy has a ATI graphics card, if I plug it on to my lappy it will probably not work will it?