View Full Version : Semi OT: Whats the best laptop to run GWX
03-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Im looking to get a laptop computer. Hopefully one that can play GWX(if there is one). Anyone have any sugestions?
03-29-2009, 10:20 AM
Can't say that I know all that much about gaming on a laptop, but one thing I think that would be a must would be a good graphics card either Nvidia or ATI and not by Intel.
03-30-2009, 07:53 AM
I was considering a new laptop or tablet and had the same concern.
The Gateway C143XL surely has the ram and graphics card to handle III and probably IV as well.
There are a couple of HP's that will handle both as well, but I jumped on to reveal the C143XL without taking the time to collect the numbers of the HP models.
An older (a year or so)Gateway, the C141XL will probably run both too, but not without the XL designation (for both). The C143X, C141X do not seem to have the video card power to do the job, need the "XL".
You can always spend mega bucks for a lap or tablet gamer, but why do it when these are relatively affordable machines. With a dock and perhaps a larger monitor, either is all the PC you will need! Tiger Direct sells the C143XL around $1000 USD online. Last year the C141XL was running about $1500.00, so prices are falling for now. Check the specs.
I'll post on the HP units later on.
Best of luck, let us all know what you end up with and performance!
03-30-2009, 08:21 AM
Here you go:
HP.com shows these 3 and probably more variants.
Pavilion dv3z, ATI Radeon 3200, 13+ screen, $649
Pavilion dv4t Special Edition, Nvidia 9200 GS, 14.1 screen, $749
TouchSmart tx2z Tablet Computer (best bet, MHO)ATI Radeon 3200, 12.1 screen w/ multi touch, $899.00!
My hp tablet, a tc1100 was $2900.00 3+ years ago, this is a deal, write on the screen for notes, pen or touch control, converts your writing to text, voice control will run this too.
Summing up my best Arnold, from Commando, "Do it!"