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    Need help with buying Asus laptop!

    Helloooooooo wonderful people!

    OK I just posted a thread on this forum about wanting a gaming laptop for £750, low and behold, I check scan and see this.

    Now I don't have a clue about this sort of thing So would this laptop be able to run BF2 on medium settings or whatever? Or just run it well?

    Also, I keep hearing about intel's core duos > is the proccessor supplied ok and everything, will i be able to run vista on it next year?

    Lastly! Anyone know about the build quality on this thing? And is it built by scan on a barebones?

    Sorry for the questions...and thanks in advance!
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    turion isn't that great, and 7300 sucks harder than your gran on a boiled egg. So yeah, itd probably run vista, but youd struggle on battlefield i reckon

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    Right ok cheers...

    Is it reccomened or should I go for something else?

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    what do u want a lappy for exactly? I went the lappy route when i went to uni and completely changed my mind after a year, I am back on a desktop again now. Lappys are just so annoying, especially the slow HDD speeds.
    Instead of the lappy I got a shuttle and a nice TFT, certainly no more expensive and a more comfortable setup
    And shuttles are so portable, i love mine , and well im not gonna say I will be carrying by 19" TFT under my arm everywhere but its no 19" CRT and is easily transported in its well designed sony box

    EDIT: to be more on topic, I dont think the term 'gaming laptop' is really ever true. they just dont like it!
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    Aye, I've gotta go for a laptop as it needs to be moved around, about 2 times a week.

    I mean, I'd happily go for a desktop if it was an option as I'm sure £750 would go heck of a long more way!

    It'd have to be two desktops for £750! and a portable HD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    turion isn't that great,
    Actually, the lastest ones are pretty good
    They can really give the Pentium M's a run for their money.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Well all I can say is if u are definitely getting a high spec *high heat* producing laptop , try and see it in action before you buy it and dont get one like mine that sounds like an aircraft after 10mins usage because of the ridiculously loud fans in the base
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexeus
    Well all I can say is if u are definitely getting a high spec *high heat* producing laptop , try and see it in action before you buy it and dont get one like mine that sounds like an aircraft after 10mins usage because of the ridiculously loud fans in the base
    Lol, cheers dude!

    So high spec means it will run BF2?! That's all I need then my life is complete!

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