Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
I want another Mid range gaming laptop....
lol you got yourself a budget for it lol? for £500 you can get a dell studio with a good gfx card
nah I currently dont have money to waste at the moment since I lost my job. but since my last laptop cost around £700-800 when i bought it from H.K a 2-3years ago, Im probably looking to spend the same amount.
I know there are some good deals out there. a few HP laptops caught my eye, John Lewis was offering £100 cashback on a few £700-800 laptops. I dont want to get anything from Dell. Im probably gonna get 1 of the lower grade Novatech laptops. they always get great reviews.
lol i guess everyone loves HP laptops even i am loving mine i haven't even got it yet but i'm excited even though my comp kills it but its a laptop its got the looks and its portable hehe.
this one not that bad:
but i think you should try customising them on the site
now that looks good. but that HD 4530 for a 17.3" screen is a bit underpowerd
theres this one which has a ati 3450 which is the best mid-range gfxcard according to notebookreviews.
B. Low-end and Midrange Video Cards
Even if you are a non-gamer, it is sometimes worth it to get a dedicated video card. A dedicated video card can handle high-definition video decoding, significantly reducing the processor's workload. In addition, it is better to have a dedicated GPU for driving external displays and HDTVs since they will have better performance.
Low-end video cards can be found in notebooks of all sizes. If you are looking for an ultraportable (12” and less), then you probably won't get a dedicated card and don't want one anyway since small notebooks with dedicated video cards can get quite warm, and they drain power.
From lowest to highest performance:
Looks like my Mobilty X1600 has been phased out lawl
your X1600 beats it dude,you should stick with your current laptop its in the "performance chart" which is better than the mid-range zone.
C. Performance Video Cards
Now we're talking. Hardcore gamers and those looking for the best visual experience in a 15.4” or smaller notebook should target these cards. They can be found in anything from a 14” to a 17” notebook, and have ample power to play the latest games at the highest settings or close to it. Power consumption is higher than that of the mid-range cards, but still balanced. It is not hard to find a notebook with one of these cards that still has good (2.5+ hours) battery life.
From lowest to highest performance:
nah, my old laptops falling apart. its got a few keys missing. & its only 1.66Ghz Core Duo (Yonah - one of the 'first' series of Intel Dual Cores to reach laptops) . not nearly powerful enough.
#1 - Keys missing
#2 - only 1.66Ghz
#3 - the screen on it needs replacing (Very expensive £100+ )
#4 - only 80Gb Hdd
#5 - its bloody heavy after walking around with it on your back for 2-3hrs.
I know a few places that could totally 'revamp' my laptop but its not going to be cheap. even if we keep the same cpu
Would you consider selling it?
would you consider buying it?
I would, at the right price ofcourse, I don't need a laptop to do much at all, to be fair, something to use while im in bed or something and can't be bothered to get up and sit at the computer.
EDIT: Whats up with the screen though? and what keys are missing?
Screen needs replacing as the backlights gone - cant see shit unless you shine a torch on it.
you can probably get a cheap brand new or second hand screen from ebay £80-100 - but the guy at the shop will most likely charge you £20-30 just to put it in.
as for keys.... the Fn & 'K' keys are missing.
I dont play on selling just yet as I still operate this laptop via remote connection. but once I manage to get a new laptop I'l let you know if your still interested.
anyone want make a laptop clubhouse?? XD
Yes id be interested in something like that.
haha cool,we can discuss about latest laptop components,drivers etc etc anything to do with laptop can go in it.Reconmendation of websites where to buy laptops aswell be good.
Then set it up champ.
I wouldn't be up for getting a new screen, i was hoping your problem would of been something like a dark patch on the screen.
It would make more sense to buy new rather than repair that one.
there is a cheaper option. - Look on sites like gumtree.com & Craiglist for old or broken laptops with the same screen size. I did that for a bit when I was still deciding if I should replace the screen but I was bombarded by Idiots who were charging me upto £100 for a broken laptop. which was a bit of a joke for something that doesnt work.
Id suggest giving it a go. & that way you can haggle too. if £60 for a broken old laptop is too much. offer them £20, your not exactly a novice when it comes to technology too so you could say everything just old as dust & try n get them to sell it at an even lower price.
thats an alternative way.
gumtree has some deals but they hardly ever reply to email you WILL have to phone em
& whats wrong with phoning them? you got free mins on your mobile, I suggest you put them to good use!
Ive picked up some really good deals on Gum tree - such as my guitar case that looks like a coffin for £5. He wanted £20 for it first but when i saw it, it was pretty scuffed up so
Well that's my main rig been sold off man I miss it already
Ok guys, just talked to Kyle about this and it seems a good idea. Basically, last Sunday i was at Party in the Park. It's a mainstream festival in Leeds. It's a laugh, even though most of the band are shit. However, it'd be a good way for us to meet up, like a UK TPU Meeting!
The festival is from 1pm to 7pm (was this year).
There's busses from Leeds Trainstation, as it quite a main one in the UK, there'd be no issue getting there.
Just wondering if people would be up for this.
Seems like a good idea for some of us, concerts and that type of thing really aren't my thing though (kicked in the knee 4 times and hit in the gut twice by some chav as he was too thick to hit the person he was aiming for), if it isn't obscenely expensive though I'd be up for it. (As in under £50 including tickets, I could probably act like a homeless person and sleep in the park for a night).
if i had money and i wasn't 16 i would definetely go =/
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