Does this sound like a good gaming laptop?
Question: its a dell studio XPS 16 heres the specs: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (6MB cache/2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB) Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit Edge-to-Edge HD Widescreen 16.0 inch WLED LCD (1366x768) W/2.0 MP 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 3670 - 512MB Intel® 5100 WLAN Wireless-N (1x2) Half Mini Card High Definition Audio 2.0
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Gaming laptop... I still think that's an oxymoron, but I digress. Your laptop will run most games just fine. The only update I could see you needed in the next months, maybe year, would be an SSD.
Well its an Alienware so I would be shocked if it didn't. But by looking at the specs you should be capable of running games as such. If your really looking into getting into gaming I wouldn't recommend a lap-top, and if your looking for gaming computers, I wouldn't recommend Alienware. Alienware has high quality, with extremely high prices. (Ex. $2100 Alienware costs around $900-$1300 to build yourself.) If money is no issue, then Alienware is perfect for you.
if you want to game id say go with a desktop. more upgrades available (ie-video card, processor, sound card, etc etc) vs a laptop (memory, hdd). its a really good laptop but a good GAMING COMPUTER? you can get better processors and more memory and a faster spinning hard drive than that in a desktop
4GB of memory is fine, but there are other aspects that could use some improvement, namely the GPU and the display. Game performance depends considerably more on the GPU than on anything else. The GPU in this laptop is the Radeon 8650G integrated into the A10-5750M CPU, which is alright but can be improved upon. Another thing is that the 17.3" 1600x900 display in that laptop isn't all that good, and can certainly be improved upon. The resolution in a 17.3" display makes things onscreen a tad large, and 17.3" displays with this resolution are almost always low-grade LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast. Both of these models offer better GPUs and better displays at the same time, for ~$600. **Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition** (Radeon 7730M, 15.6" 1920x1080 display w/ matte finish and good contrast) - **$599** - http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/c... - Use coupon code **3J836$$3GHW127** (Expires Sept 14, I believe) **HP Envy 15z** (Radeon 8750M, 15.6" 1920x1080) - **$607** - Saved Configuration: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shoppi... - Use coupon code: **SVD8492** The 15R SE's display is noticeably better in quality (due primarily to contrast), and the Envy 15z's GPU takes the edge over the 15R SE's GPU -- while being paired with a display that has a good resolution but not the greatest quality.
It will work okay, but i suggest looking at the two sites i have in the "sources" for the BEST gaming laptop.
Your going to play really old games fine. Your processor is killing you let alone the graphics (assuming that it is the amd portion) the OS will slow you down. If you want to play games at medium settings such as tf2, I recommend a least a 3.4 ghz, 4gb of ram, AMD HD Radeon 4250, and windows 7 ultimate 32. That's just the minimum.
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