Really likes Kinect
Has anyone had any experience trying to play REAL games on a laptop?
I', trying to decide between the
1. HP zd7000 with an Nvidia 5600 128 MB card running a P4 3.04 GHZ HT processor
2. HP zt3000 with an Radeon 9200 64 MB running a 1.5 GHZ Pentium M (Centrino).
Both seem pretty good. The Centrino Pentium M processors have a slower clock-speed, but apparently are a new architecture that akes them almost as fast as the Pentium 4.
If not either of these, does anyone have any other good ideas. The company I work for (on the side) is giving me $2200 for a laptop, and I want to get the best one possible.
World's End Supernova
The Pentium M is actually just the old P3 technology... which was always superior to the P4.
The ZD7000 is really nice, but it's HUGE. An good choice if you'll be using it mostly on the desktop.
No, it's quite different... bigger L2 cache (1MB), slightly deeper pipeline, considerably different branch prediction, SSE2 support.
Originally Posted by Charles
Try to get a laptop with the Radeon 9600 128 MB.
Anandtech recomends it:
I'm currently thinking about buying the FS Amilo D 1840, which seems like it would handle games pretty well:
Dell offers the Radeon 9600 in the Inspiron line - take a peek at the Dell 8600 Inspiron.
How are the mobile Athlons? It seems like the big retailers almost exclusively carry pentiums. Is there a performance reason or purely marketing deals?
ATI provides this handy list for all systems with the mobility Radeon 9600:
Some of them have the 32 and 64 MB versions though