Tope End Gaming Lapdogs

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by nottyash, Dec 16, 2007.

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  1. Hey Gechno Teeks,

    I am looking for a laptop, not exclusively but mainly for gaming. Am considering this. Am interested if it lives up to it's hype. Have read a number of reviews, most are pretty positive, but wondered if anyone has any personal experience. Good or bad.

    Components
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2-cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
    Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
    Crimson Red with White LED Backlights
    17.0" UltraSharp™ WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT with TrueLife™ with Integrated 2.0MP web cam
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    200GB (7200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
    Dual 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8700M GT graphics with NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Ageia PhysX Processing Unit Card
    Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load drive, including SW
    Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3 Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate EUR
    Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
    Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
    Services & Software
    UK/Irish Additional 220V AC Adapter Power Cord
    N12X7301
    English Documentation and EUR Power Cord
    AC Adapter 230W
    Eng, Frn, Ger, Spn Placemat XPS M1730
    Uk/Irish Internal Keyboard (QWERTY)
    Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
    Dell™ Travel Remote Control

    Any input appreciated.

    P.S. And before anyone says anything I know I am too old to be playing computer games, but got to escape the real world somehow.
     
  2. try to get XP over vista if at all possible, I use both in my line of work, and XP is alot better for stability and functionality, and uses alot less RAM so you will have more performance for your laptop with XP.

    otherwise, thats a very good spec for a laptop
     
  3. Thanks Taylor, I might just go for that then.

    Square eyes and sore index finger here I come.
     
  4. it will also save you on having to faff about with the admin settings!
     
  5. Doesn't look to bad at all. I would also go for XP over Vista if I had the choice aswell, just personal preference.

    Can you link to that lappy, may be interested in similar myself, dependant on cost etc.
     
  6. I have gone for this spec. (It was either XP professional or Vista).

    Base

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2-cache)

    Memory

    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]

    Keyboard

    Uk/Irish Internal Keyboard (QWERTY)

    Video Card

    Dual 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8700M GT graphics with NVIDIA SLI Technology

    Hard Drive

    400GB (7200rpm) SATA RAID 0 Stripe (2x200GB)

    Microsoft Operating System
    Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English

    Optical Devices

    Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load drive, including SW

    Wireless Networking

    Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe

    Cables
    UK/Irish Additional 220V AC Adapter Power Cord

    Shipping Documents
    English Documentation

    Gedis Bundle Reference
    N12X7301

    Microsoft Application Software
    Microsoft® Office 2007 Home and Student - English

    Standard Warranty
    Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)

    Enhanced Service Packs
    Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)

    Protect your new PC
    No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English

    Power Supply
    AC Adapter 230W

    USB Memory Keys
    Lexar 4GB JumpDrive FireFly Memory Key

    Bluetooth
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3 Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate EUR

    Placemat
    Eng, Frn, Ger, Spn Placemat XPS M1730

    Order Information
    Inspiron Order - UK

    Primary Battery
    Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)

    Carrying Cases
    XPS M1730 Backpack Carrying Case

    Colour Choice
    Sapphire Blue with White LED Backlights

    TV Tuner and Remote Control
    Dell™ Travel Remote Control

    Physics PCI card
    Ageia PhysX Processing Unit Card

    LCD

    17.0" UltraSharp™ WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT with TrueLife™ with Integrated 2.0MP web cam

    (A retirement present to myself). A bit pricey, but like the advert, 'I think I'm worth it'.
     
  7. Seconded. There are many Vista gremlins. Im still working on getting printer, camera software, scanner software, older games to work. A bit frustrating.

    I admit some of the hardware kit is dated, but check any PC forums, and the place is alive with complaints.

    Ive also tried wiping Vista and replace it with XP. No dice.

    Hmmmnnn?
     
  8. Sorry but these are a proven waste of money :(

    I have read loads of bad stuff about them, a quick google to bring myself up to date and I could not find one decent review for this product. Even UT3 which was specifically coded to take adavantage of the Physx engine actually says it is a nightmare

    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2007/11/23/unreal_tournament_3/4
     
  9. Being a non gechno teek, I would not have a clue, hence the post. As it happens, I did not have to pay extra for the physics thingy (Although I am sure it is included in the price, of course), but I am (I think satisfied with the spec), saw one in anger yesterday, the lapdog that is, which was two years old. Awesome, absolutely.

    I have bought three lapdogs in recent years, (One HP, two were Acer), all turned out to be pants and if I am honest did not last that long. I had tried to avoid an expensive one, and ended up paying three times the price. Hopefully this time, (Using the maxim, that you only get what you pay for), I will get it right this time. If not, I will give up.

    Thanks for your comments, they are greatly appreciated.
     
  10. best laptop I have used was a Sony Vaio....I forget the model, but it was bought out some time in feb I believe. Excellent piece of equipment.
     
  11. Just got my new lapdog and I would thoroughly recommend it. What a smashing piece of kit.

    Thanks for the advice chaps.