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    Laptop advice needed

    I am looking to buy a laptop for £400-£500 and I want the best graphics I can get for the money, but I have absolutely no idea of the relative performance of the different card/chips..... can anyone give me any advice please? I also need 2GB of RAM and any decent processor.... I have a desktop C2D so I like those, but if the Turions are better I'll happily take one. Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Laptop advice needed

    You can get a dell vostro with 2.4GHz C2D, 8600GT 2-3GB or RAM and decent HDD for around £500 at the moment.

    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System - thats exVAT

    You can probably haggle them down from that.

    I don't think you will get anywhere close to that performance for less or even a bit more money.

    You'll probably have to get the 8400gs if you really dont want to go over £500, which isn't terrible (i can play most games on mine) but certain is no where near as good as the 8600GT.

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    Re: Laptop advice needed

    Thanks a lot for this mate, I should still be thinking in terms of desktop VGA cards it would appear.... much obliged.

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    Re: Laptop advice needed

    I wholeheartedly second the Dell Vostro, it's a wonderfully powerful laptop for the price.

    Sure, for the best price/performance point you need a desktop system, but if you don't already have a laptop, gaming and internet in bed just cannot be beaten

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