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Some laptop questions.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by forumcrew, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. forumcrew

    forumcrew Regular member

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    I am trying to help a friend pick out a laptop. We have kind of settled in on the Sony VGN-FZ190 CTO as our favorite.


    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 / 2.0 GHz
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    2 GB DDR-SDRAM (DDR2-667MHz, 1 GBx2)
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    250 GB Hard Disk Drive
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    SuperMulti (DVD+-R Double layer / DVD+-RW Drive)
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    15.4" WXGA (HC) W/CMR
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    NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT
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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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    802.11a\b\g\n with BT
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    Microsoft Works
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    Music Plus
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    Photo Standard
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    Video Standard
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    QB Basic
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    Norton Internet Security 2007 (Trial)
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    Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (BPS8)

    For 1,700

    Now I have heard that the low end 8 series card (like the 8400M GT we are getting) are pretty bad for laptops and you would be better off to go with a good 7 series card. Is this something that we should be concerned about?

    Also what do you think about the over all setup. He pretty much has to have a big hard drive like a 250 gig is really the only thing acceptable which narrowed the search a lot. Also he wanted the 15.4" screen not the massive units with the 17" widescreens.

    Thanks for your time and thoughts.
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Not many laptop graphics cards are that good, and that's no exception, only go with the 7 series if you can get a Go7900, they're really good, but probably expensive, and I don't know whether you can get them any more. An 8600M wouldn't be too bad, but the 8400 won't be great for gaming.
     

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