How much would this system go for?

tigersty1e

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If I wanted to get a new laptop that's as fast as my current desktop setup (see sig), how much would it cost?

I'm just looking for a ballpark...I realize manufacturer, size, etc. impact the price.


I mainly mean the stock speed of my processor (1.86), the speed of my video card, and the 2 gigs of ram (667 mhz if its cheaper) I have in my setup. (don't factor in the sound card, psu. or monitor)
 
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I'd say somewhere in the $1000 - $2000+ range (depends on brand, size, but mainly on the type of GPU you end up with).

About $1100 will get you a 14" notebook with an HD2600 in it (Asus F8 or F3)
About $1200-$2000, you can get a 15"-17" notebook with an 8600M GT (or better).
 

tigersty1e

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What notebook GPU is comparable to my current video card? And how much is it as a standalone product?

For reference, my whole setup gets 6708 in 3dmark06.

BTW, this would be for school, so 15" and below.
 

onlyCOpunk

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A mobile GPU comparable....probably a 7950 go gtx or 7900gtx are comparable, an 8800m GTX will pass the x1950. Standalone you're going to have a very tough time getting a hold of these GPU's. If you do they will be upwards of $500. Not to mention those cards will only go into a 17" notebook and motherboard revisions are needed to make them work. Basically upgrading a notebook GPU is a very tricky and touchy subject and long story short you are pretty much stuck with what your notebook comes with.

If you wait until sometime in Jan, Alienware is set to release the m15x which will feature an 8800m GTX in a 15.4" offering. That will be the most powerful 15.4" laptop as well. Otherwise you will have to settle for an 8600m GT which is roughly 60-75% worse then the 8800m GTX.
 

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I'm moving from LA to Pittsburgh for school next fall and I probably won't bring along my desktop and also probably won't rebuild a desktop in Pittsburgh if I can get a nice laptop that can play games as well as my current setup.


Alienware's new laptop is going to be pretty think and heavy, no?


If I wanted a light 13-14 inch notebook laptop (6 pounds), what's the best GPU that will go in it? How's the Intel X3100?
 
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The Intel X3100 will play games, but not very well (certainly better than the older GMA 950). You'll defintely get better battery life compared with a dedicated GPU. Consider the Asus U6 or U3 if you can live without a built in optical drive. They both have the option of an 8400M G and the U6 has a switch on it that will let you switch from dedicated graphics to integrated graphics when you want more battery life.

If you want something with more graphics power in the 14" size (and a built in optical drive), take a look at the Asus F8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16834220240 - It has the HD2600 and it won't break the bank coming in at about $1100.
 

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HP Pavilion dv2700t customizable Notebook PC

* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
* Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
* 14.1" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
* HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Webcam + Microphone
* FREE Upgrade to Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
* 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
* No TV Tuner w/remote control
* 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
* HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope


No tracking number available This item ships free GW572AV 1 $1,452.99 $952.99
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This is what I just ordered from HP site a few days ago for less than $1k and this baby is loaded with tons of features that would cost hundreds more elsewhere.
You can go to HP site and pick a higher model for your gaming needs for lot less than what a Dell NB would cost.
 

onlyCOpunk

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I second the Asus F8. I bought one a couple weeks ago and am very pleased with it's performance. I had an x1950gt in my desktop and while the HD2600 isn't quite up to par with it, it's a very goo offering for a 14 incher. They also have a model with the 8600GT a higher resolution screen and a T7700 but it's roughly a couple hundred more. It just comes down to preferences. I've been very pleased with my F8 and it weighs in at under 6 lbs. One pound heavier then my 12" PB and very portable.

Watch out for the 8400m though as it will "play" games, but then again it depends what your definition of "play" is.

If you're really concerned about playing games, it would be wise to rebuild a decent desktop which can be easily done for about 700-800 bones, and buy a cheap laptop that you can use to take to class and what not.
 

IlllI

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Originally posted by: videopho
HP Pavilion dv2700t customizable Notebook PC

* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
* Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
* 14.1" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
* HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Webcam + Microphone
* FREE Upgrade to Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
* 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
* No TV Tuner w/remote control
* 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
* HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope


No tracking number available This item ships free GW572AV 1 $1,452.99 $952.99
Summary of discounts for order xxxxxxxxxx
Instant discounts you received:
$500.00 Coupon NBxxxx
Order subtotal $952.99
Shipping
(Standard 5-7 Business Days) FREE


This is what I just ordered from HP site a few days ago for less than $1k and this baby is loaded with tons of features that would cost hundreds more elsewhere.
You can go to HP site and pick a higher model for your gaming needs for lot less than what a Dell NB would cost.



but a 8400M will in no way shape or form compare to a X1950XT

 

Ruptga

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Originally posted by: tigersty1e
What notebook GPU is comparable to my current video card? And how much is it as a standalone product?

For reference, my whole setup gets 6708 in 3dmark06.

BTW, this would be for school, so 15" and below.

compare with this site
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: VinDSL
Originally posted by: onlyCOpunk
I second the Asus F8. I bought one a couple weeks ago, blah, blah, blah...

Starting to sound like a broken record, bro... ;)

ahahaha.. sorry to quote you vin, but you edited everything for me.

HP 8710P > Asus F8


:]
 
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Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: VinDSL
Originally posted by: onlyCOpunk
I second the Asus F8. I bought one a couple weeks ago, blah, blah, blah...

Starting to sound like a broken record, bro... ;)

ahahaha.. sorry to quote you vin, but you edited everything for me.

HP 8710P > Asus F8


:]

Of course the 8710P would be 'better' in terms of performance, but its in a completely different class of notebooks. 17" notebooks are not the same as a 14".
 

onlyCOpunk

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Not to mention the HD2600 could not handle gaming at the 17" native res, even if the HP does have the GDDR3 version.

Also the HP's has a problem because they severely underclocked the videocards like by half, but I also hear that a recent BIOS update fixes this.