Which Laptop has the better gaming potential?

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Nov 28, 2008
  1. Lodis
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    ASUS F8VR 4P014C - Core 2 Duo P8400 / 2.26 GHz - Centrino 2


    Data Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

    RAM 3 GB - DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz ( 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB )

    HDD 320 GB

    Mobility Radeon HD 3470

    Video Memory VRAM - 256 MB

    Chipset Type: Mobile Intel PM45 Express

    14" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) Color Shine - camera




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    Asus G1SN-AK014C


    RAM - 3072 Mb DDR2 667 (1024 x1, 2048 x 1)

    Intel® Core™2 Duo Santa Rosa Processor T 8300 (2.4 GHz, 64 bit, FSB800 )

    HDD 250 GB ( 5400 RPM)

    15.4" (WSXGA+) Colour Shine (1680 x 1050)

    NVidia GeForce 9500M GS DDR II 512 MB

    Video Memory VRAM - 512 MB

    Chipset Type Mobile Intel PM965 Express


    The sorts of games I have seen the Asus G1SN play with no problems are Unreal Tournament 3, Bio Shock, COD4, Fear, Need For Speed, Assasins Creed and Crysis on medium / low.

    In some forums they claim that the Mobility Radeon HD 3470 performs faster than the 9500M while some claim it is about the same. Any views will be appreciated.
     
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    What are you paying? I've been doing lots of research on ASUS gaming laptops and have found some incredible deals for between $699 and $899. What's the price on those?

    I believe the 9500M is better. Check out forum.notebookreview.com for lots of help.
     
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    personally i wouldn't get either :S the 9500 is decent for now, but may become outdated soon, unless u don't care about future proofing ur laptop.
     
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    Well out of the two the Asus G1SN-AK014C really matches the stats of my laptop. And my laptop is a really great gaming machine, plus I would go with Nvidia over Ati if I had the choice, I find the Nvidia cards have better compatibility in general for gaming.
     
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    I am in the UK so it will be different but the Asus G1SN-AK014C is Priced: £604.00 (£694.60 Inc. Tax) damn Tax.

    The ASUS F8VR 4P014C Price is £601.00 (£691.15 Inc. Tax)
     
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    I almost missed the Asus N80 Laptop which is cheaper £610.96

    # Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0 GHz )
    # HDD SATA 320GB (5400 RPM)
    # 14.1" (WXGA) Colour Shine
    # DVD Super Multi Double Layer
    # 3072 Mb DDR2 667 ( 1024 x 1, 2048 x 1)
    # Video Camera built-in (1.3 million pixels)
    # In-Built Bluetooth
    # Fingerprint Security
    #NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M with 512MB Dedicated RAM
    # Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium

    Any thoughts on this one?
     
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    eh....i'm not liking the geforce 9300 at all. and the cpu speed is kinda low :S
     
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    I have been reading about the new Intel Core i7 / Intel Quad Core Nehulem, maybe I will wait to see if any of those make their way into gaming Laptop's any time soon instead of buying one now.

    One problem I see with many of the current gaming laptop's is their weight, some are over 3KG which cant be good to carry around.

    EDIT: According to info circulating online, the Intel Core i7 will be coming to mobile solutions last, with some suggesting towards the end of 2009.

    So if anyone has any suggestions for a good gaming Laptop that does not cost more than £700 or if anyone already owns the Asus G1Sn then I would like to hear any feedback.
     

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