laptop any good?

  maitland01 18:02 31 Jan 2007

Gateway Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200 laptop with 1024MB DDR2 memory and 120GB hard disk drive. Includes new MS Vista Home Premium.

Processor: Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200, 1.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive: 120GB
Optical Drive: 8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW Write max: 8x DVD +/-R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW Disks Reads max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD+/-R DL, RAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with up to 224MB of Shared Video Memory
Screen: 15.4" Ultrabright WXGA TFT (1280x800)
WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g
Digital Memory Card Readers: Integrated 4-in-1 Digital Media Manager (Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMC)
Ports: 4 - USB Ports, 1 - VGA Connector, 1 - S-Video Connector, 1 - IEEE 1394 Connector, 1 - RJ11 Modem, 1 - RJ45 LAN Connector, 1 - Headphone / Audio Out, 1 - Microphone, 1 - Kensington Lock Slot, 1 - AC Adapter Connector
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Software: MS Works 8.5. MS Office2007 Home Student (60 day trial), MS Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (60 day trial), McAfee Internet Security Suite (90 day trial), Cyberlink Power2Go, Google Toolbar and Desktop Search, Acrobat Reader 8.0
Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion, 2400mAh
Weight with box: 4.76kg

is this laptop any good?, for things such as playing games and is it generally fast? any help wud b helpful

  Zero G 18:29 31 Jan 2007

Looks OK, but whats the price £££

  maitland01 18:32 31 Jan 2007

£600 it cost (fanks for the reply)

  Quiet Life 19:13 31 Jan 2007

With the Intel 850 onboard graphics card and shared memory together with 1.6GHZ processor this is definitely not a gaming machine.
The 1.6GHZ is the low end of the Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

  maitland01 19:26 05 Feb 2007

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1.8GHz
Memory: 1024MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive: 160GB
Optical Drive: DVD +/- RW, 16x Multi-Format Dual Layer (up to 8.5GB), Write max: 16xDVD-/+R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL,40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW. Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Up to 224MB Shared Video Memory
Keyboard/Accessories: Premium Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
Digital Memory Card Readers: 15-in-1 High Speed Digital Media Manager - Compact Flash I & II, IBM Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD & Mini SD), Multi Media Card (MMC, MMC Plus, RS-MMC, and MMC Mobile), Memory Stick (MS, MS Duo, MS Pro, and MS Pro Duo), xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia Card
Software: MS Vista Home Premium. MS Works 8.5, MS Office2007 Home Student (60 day trial), McAfee MIS (90 day trial), Vista Integrated DVD Playback 6-Ch, Cyberlink Power2Go, Google Toolbar and Desktop Search, BigFix, Acrobat Reader 8.0, Intel Viiv 1.6

how about that is it any better?

  Totally-braindead 19:29 05 Feb 2007

If you really want a gaming machine get a desktop. Laptops are not gaming machines and even the ones that are pretty good are more than £600.

  maitland01 19:34 05 Feb 2007

dat one upbove is a desktop is it any good?

  maitland01 19:34 05 Feb 2007

can u recommend any desktops for games that com with vista and are good for games ?!

  Totally-braindead 19:44 05 Feb 2007

The second one you've listed is a desktop you say. First thing I notice onboard graphics, useless for games and theres no details as to whether it has a PCI Express slot so I have no idea if you can put a graphics card in it.
How about something like this click here £556 with Vista Premium but you would still need a monitor or something like this click here £533 again need a monitor click here £392 with Vista Premium needs a monitor and a decent graphics card you could add later as it has a PCI Express slot.
Just some ideas.

  maitland01 16:58 06 Feb 2007

click here

so thats a gooden for playin games?

  Totally-braindead 17:13 06 Feb 2007

Yes pretty good, better than mine. Remember to choose your operating system and you need a monitor.

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