>> "Matt Hart" <Dragoonboy2004@aol.com> wrote in
>>> If you want a good brand of laptop, alienware is your best bet.
>>> You can get decent ones through Dell. As said earlier, stay away
>>> from cheap laptops. What you buy is what you get, only the memory is
>>> usually upgradable without an expensive dock.
> "Joe" <JoeQ@public.tv> wrote in message
>> Look at ASUS's sometime Matt, I used to think Alienware was good, but
>> why spend $3000 when a $1000 notebook does the job, looks better is
>> actually still considered a laptop (because you can hold it on your
>> lap without crushing your pelvis, and actually runs for more than 20
>> minutes on battery)
>> Bob was looking to run a bunch of older games, technically he could
>> probably run it all on a $500 dollar 17" HP notebook.
>> Also, if money is no object I think Voodoo PCs are built better, but
>> IMHO, so don't get mad.
"Matt Hart" <Dragoonboy2004@aol.com> wrote in
> Apparantly you've never tried running Civ 4.
> A 1000$ notebook may do the job now, but what about the next game he
> wants to play?
> Laptops are almost non-upgradable. It's not worth it to get a cheapie
> laptop and regret it later. I'm not a big fan of ASUS to be honest,
> but they are an okay brand. Alienware just guarantees that you're
> getting everything up to date.
> As for being big laptops, What's wrong with that? Someone created the
> notion a while ago that laptops have to weigh under a pound for them
> to be good, but what's the point? You can always set it on a desk or
> tv tray regardless of weight.
Actually my point is the $1000 asus will run circles (performance wise)
around the Toshiba $1500 Qosmio gaming laptop, so bang for your buck for
ASUS has a modular video card, but honestly, with a 9800m, you'll be
fine. After 3 years you'll want to buy a new computer (Desktop or
otherwise) instead of trying to upgrade anyways.
Also I have played Civ4 on and off for the last 2-3 years (or so it
feels), it's the only game I have installed on my $500 toshiba notebook.
That thing won't run WoW smoothly, but Civ 4 is turned based and while
it's not amazing, it still runs better. You don't need a $3000 PC to run
Nothing wrong with big laptops, but when I think laptop I think portable,
and I don't consider Alienwares "portable". Maybe that's not a selling
point for him, so whatever.
Quality, Alien sure has the OS dialed in and running smooth, but so does
ASUS, more so than any other system. I trust ASUS as I've used their
products since the 80386 days, and no major issues/failures (talking
mobo's of course), now they are doing notebooks that look and feel good,
run good have a ton of extras above and beyond what the big 3 mfgs do. I
look at aliens and I see bloated everything, bloated cases, extra plastic
guy brings an alienware desktop to a lan party, that's 1 less spot for
another system. Just saying.
Hell, if we were talking desktops I'd rather get a Voodoo or a Blackbird
(and I dispise HP).