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Dell Inspiron 1520

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by glenquag, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    Pretty soon I may be getting a new Laptop. A Dell Inspiron 1520. I was wondering if the specs I'd be getting would make it in the gaming world. I was hoping to run Call of Duty 4 and maybe Gears of War on it. Here are the specs:

    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB)
    Memory: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm
    HDD: 250G 5400RPM SATA HDD
    Graphics Card: 256MB NVIDIA ®GeForce™8600M GT
    Optical Drive: 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
    Operating System: Windows Vista (Home Premium Edition)
    LCD Display: Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280 x 800)

    For the LCD Display, I will be mostly using my 1080p HDTV hooked up via VGA so that's why I didn't update the screen res.

    Thank you for your time.
     
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  2. tehsick

    tehsick Regular member

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    Thats the exact same specification that i ordered last night :), only i opted for the default 160gb hdd :p

    From what i've read it can handle most game very well considering it wasnt built as a "gaming" laptop.

    The 8600M GT is quite easy to overclock apparently too, though i wouldnt reccomend it :p.
     
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  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    That laptop will be able to handle COD4, although not at top settings. As a gaming laptop it'll do OK.
     
  4. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    Could it handle it at Medium or one below top settings? Do you suggest any upgrades?
     
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    ordered that exact laptop for my aunt a few weeks ago. its a good laptop, but i havent tried gamming on it, since it wasnt for me. =P im sure it can play medium quality for COD4.
     
  6. glenquag

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    Okay that's good to hear. I don't really need to dish out the cash to put it on very high settings.. after all I still have my PS3. Is the processor a good choice?
     
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    The CPU's plenty fast enough, yes.
     
  8. glenquag

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    Alright thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't buying this to find out it sucks. ;)
     

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