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Postby Plavt » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 1:06 am

All well and good but that facility isn't available to UK home users. :(

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Postby MblSH » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 2:13 pm

Hi,

If you're going to spend hours playing online/offline games, your best bet would still be a desktop. You can't really play anything with a touchpad, so you'll need a mouse and something to slide it on; notebook keyboards aren't too good for gaming either. Good gaming notebook would most likely be a heavy one, so it's portability is going to be questionable

Not to mention that a gaming desktop would also be a lot cheaper than a notebook with comparable specs, if that's of any consideration to you. Having a desktop would also permit upgrades down the road, when the sequel of your favorite game is out and you suddenly can't play it on your current rig.

Just my 2c

Max

p.s. Speaking of Second Life being slow and unstable - from what I heard it's slow and unstable even on good hardware...

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Conclusion!

Postby Amelia Camelia » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 12:35 pm

Hi Everyone!

Thanks so much for posting. Just repeating the Acer reply here in case you didn't read it.

So I went to Funan yesterday, had a scoot around and plumped for the ASUS G2S!!!! It really feels like a proper desktop replacement. I know desktops provide much better value for money and performance (well I think notebooks might be overlapping now) but I needed the portability.

I'm sooooooooooooooo impressed and totally over-the-moon about it.

It's easily by far the nicest computer I've ever owned!

And I got a discount and promotions too!

It has the new Santa Rosa chip in it :
Intel Centrino Duo Proc T7500 2.2Ghz, 4MB
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB (GDDR3)
17 inch screen
2GB RAM
200GB HDD
plus an external 80GB drive, backpack and 1600dpi gaming mouse!

It was retailing around $3800-3900 but I got mine for $3550, which is a little bit above what I wanted to spend but I think I got lots more for just a bit more money.

First impressions are just Wow! the only downside is that it's really really heavy at about 4.5kgs but it was never intended to be lugged around outside really, just from room to room. The screen is amazing but the sound is average - it doesn't live up to the rest of the spec but that's ok for me. I was told that it's the only equipment used and endorsed by the WCG (World Cyber Gaming) competition - whom I think might be coming to Singapore soon.

:)
AC


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