Laptop advice

  smalllugs 07:11 25 Nov 2005
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Hi all just wanted some advice on buying a laptop. I need to buy one as a xmas present and idealy spend around £600. This is for a young child so i wanted one that would be able to play games if possible like the sims 2 and ideally one with a dedicated graphics card.

Any advice greatly appreciated

Regards Gary

  rmcqua 09:36 25 Nov 2005

Huge variety available !!!
You could try one of these - they look really good value for money.

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  jack 10:21 25 Nov 2005

Loook at all the Adverts and Reviews.
The only reservation I can imagine is that £600 wont get you a games capable machine from what these forums suggest.
Not being a 'gamer' my self- but massive graphics and memory spec seem to be the order of the day for gaming.

  ade.h 14:29 25 Nov 2005

If you are lucky enough to find a £600 notebook that runs games (let's be honest, you probably won't) make sure you don't get a widescreen format. Lovely though they are for most uses (I use a 15.4" and it's great for everyday applications), I'm told that many games can't reshape their images to suit the unusual ratio; they will stretch instead.

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