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Ander Moonshadow
16-02-2005, 23:27
So, I just ordered my new Notebook, finally. If I'm lucky I will have it on Friday. Probably next week tho. Anyhow, these are the specs:

Acer Aspire 1801WSMi_80

17" WXGA 1440x900
Intel Pentium 4 515 (2.93 GHz)
512 kB RAM (upgradeable to 2048)
80 GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon X-600 (PCI Express) w/ 128 MB DDR vRAM

I'm paying 1489,00

I will eventually end up upgrading the RAM, but for current gaming apps, i'd say it looks quite nice.

can't wait to play GW with this baby.

anyone else got a laptop? what's the specs?

Minelle Tempest
16-02-2005, 23:43
anyone else got a laptop? what's the specs?

Yeah, I've got a laptop.. it's really top-notch, just have a look:

Toshiba Satellite A10-S103

14.1" TFT colour display
Mobile Intel Celeron (2.0 GHz)
256 MB DDR RAM
30 GB HDD
Intel Extreme Graphics 2 for mobile, up to 64 MB DDR Video RAM

Bought it 18 months ago for approx 540.

Doesn't this laptop seem simply fabulous for playing games?? :D But you know what - GW actually runs ok on this little darling, although I have to be content with the lowest possible settings.

Ander Moonshadow
17-02-2005, 00:05
whoa, that's still a good price though. A year and a half ago, this was still a pretty good machine... 540, nice work http://www.rpgforums.net/images/smilies/bigclap.gif

Guardian_Angel_MP
17-02-2005, 02:02
I never caught on to laptops, couldn't get used to the small keyboard. Anyway, I like my new desktop:

Medion
Intel Pentium 4 520 w/ HT (3.2 GHz)
800 MHz fsb
512 MB DDR RAM
200 GB HD
128 MB Nvidia GeForce FX 5300
17' Gateway Flatscreen CRT


I got it for close to $1100, but if I get all of the mail-in rebates back it should only be around $700. I can't just pick it up and go, but it plays GW pretty well.

Minelle Tempest
17-02-2005, 02:17
whoa, that's still a good price though. A year and a half ago, this was still a pretty good machine... 540, nice work http://www.rpgforums.net/images/smilies/bigclap.gif

Actually, I paid approx 870 for it, but the store I bought it from has a "30-day Price Guarantee", which means that if you find the exact same product somewhere else cheaper, they give you the difference. Said and done, two weeks after I bought it I found it cheaper at a newly opened store, and the first store gave me the difference, ca 330.

I still think it is a good machine, as I mostly surf on the net and write essays etc. D2 runs quite ok on it, as do a couple of other older games. Most importantly, I can play GW without too much lag. http://www.rpgforums.net/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif Still, I wish I had the money to buy a new computer, but as I am a poor university student... :(

Ander Moonshadow
17-02-2005, 02:29
hah. I just realized i said kB RAM... that's MB of course.
nice computer as well. There are many problems for me which are prevented by a laptop, but if those problems weren't there, I also would've picked a regular PC, far cheaper and more polyvalent. I will be hooking up a normal mouse for gw, touch pad would be icky.

Minelle, my current PC specs:

PIII 800 MHz
256 MB RAM
40 GB HDD
No sound card
GeForce MX 440 w/ 32 MB vRAM (I think)

And I had no lag either. I have cable connection though, I think connection matters more in GW.

Minelle Tempest
17-02-2005, 02:45
hah. I just realized i said kB RAM... that's MB of course.
nice computer as well. There are many problems for me which are prevented by a laptop, but if those problems weren't there, I also would've picked a regular PC, far cheaper and more polyvalent. I will be hooking up a normal mouse for gw, touch pad would be icky.

Yeah, I would've liked a regular PC as well, but my mother politely *ahem* set her foot down, and said we didn't have enough space, so a laptop was the only course left for me. Oh, well.. Now that I've moved out I actually have the space, but lack the funds. (On occasion - when he's not using it - I can borrow my boyfriend's pc, which is a tad bit better than my laptop.)


And I had no lag either. I have cable connection though, I think connection matters more in GW.

Maybe so.. I have ADSL 10 Mbit download and 1 Mbit upload, which seems to work just fine. :)

TBMarauder
17-02-2005, 03:12
Yeah, I would've liked a regular PC as well, but my mother politely *ahem* set her foot down, and said we didn't have enough space, so a laptop was the only course left for me. Oh, well.. Now that I've moved out I actually have the space, but lack the funds. (On occasion - when he's not using it - I can borrow my boyfriend's pc, which is a tad bit better than my laptop.)



Maybe so.. I have ADSL 10 Mbit download and 1 Mbit upload, which seems to work just fine. :)
Nice setup you two! Esp. that 'lappy', Ander! Mmmmmmm, v. nice.

I 'built' this machine after I played the OCT. BWE on my old setup, which was a bit painful.

nForce NEO KN8 'Platinum' Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
1 GB 400MHz DDR RAM (Dual Mode)
160, 80 and 80 GB HDD's
256 MB ATI Radeon X800 Pro
19' Iiyama CRT
Cost? 675.00

I also have a 750 k cable modem connex, too.
1 days 05:48:50.672 :)

Ander Moonshadow
18-02-2005, 01:54
whoa... mind-numbing specs there. X800? How's that working for you. I bet you have no trouble running highest settings.. heh

TBMarauder
18-02-2005, 02:17
whoa... mind-numbing specs there. X800? How's that working for you. I bet you have no trouble running highest settings.. heh
O yes!! And I love it LARGE!!! [I DO feel sorry for 'lower-end' users, tho! Honest!] Have a great time out there, Hadus. :)
0 days 06:44:17.250

Hadus Hawthorne
18-02-2005, 03:23
Hummmm? Did I miss something?

By the sound of your post you don't yet have the beta?

Hadus

Fallen_62
18-02-2005, 04:30
Nice setup you two! Esp. that 'lappy', Ander! Mmmmmmm, v. nice.

I 'built' this machine after I played the OCT. BWE on my old setup, which was a bit painful.

nForce NEO KN8 'Platinum' Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
1 GB 400MHz DDR RAM (Dual Mode)
160, 80 and 80 GB HDD's
256 MB ATI Radeon X800 Pro
19' Iiyama CRT
Cost? 675.00

I also have a 750 k cable modem connex, too.
1 days 05:48:50.672 :)

Why did you go with the XP 3000+? You could have gotten the 2500+ Barton and overclocked it easily to 3200+ speeds. Anyway, here are my specs on my desktop:

Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (oc'ed to 3200+ speeds)
512 MB PC3200 DDR RAM
16x LiteOn DVD-ROM
54x32x54 CD-RW Drive
120 GB and 80 GB harddrives
128 MB/64 bit Radeon 9600SE (never buy the 'SE' version cards!!!)
17" LG Flat panel monitor

built it last january (minus the Monitor and 80 GB drive) for $615 US Dollars. I bought the monitor last summer (~$350) and the 80 GB drive (~$80). So, all together not a bad price for that system which was higher end then.

Pale Blade
18-02-2005, 06:12
128 MB/64 bit Radeon 9600SE (never buy the 'SE' version cards!!!)

All ATI's with the 'SE' are know as the "Slow Edition". :D

I'd love to get an ATI X800XT, but the price is very steep :(