Is this a good gaming laptop?

AMD Guy

AMD Guy

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#21
Well - After looking at Alienware, Toshiba, Sager and Xtreme we went with the following from xtremenotebooks.com:

Nova 906V Fusion
17" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Super Wide Angle Glass View LCD
With Xtreme LCD Accident Protection - 3 Years Total
nVIDIA GeFORCE Go 7900 GTX PCI-E with 256MB DDR 3 VideoRAM
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ Processor
1024MB 400MHz DDR RAM (2 DIMMS)
80GB SATA 150 HDD 7200 RPM
8X DVD±R/RW Burner with 4X Dual Layer Write Speed
FREE External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
12 Cell Smart Li-Ion Battery - Approximately 2.0 Hours of Runtime
110/220V 180W Auto Switching AC Adapter - Included
Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
4 Speakers plus Subwoofer Integrated System - Included
Full Size GekGear Backpack
Windows XP Pro SP2 with Drivers and Utilities CD
FREE D-Link Wireless Router W/Purchase!
Kensington Retractable Notebook Lock
802.11G 54Mbps Mini PCI Internal- Standard
3 Years Total - ON SITE System Parts and Labor Coverage
Internal Bluetooth Wireless Mini PCI
Built-In Digital Video Camera
7 in 4 Flash Card Reader

$ 3,511.00

Any opinions? WIll post back with review and benchmarks when it arrives. Wish us luck! :eek:
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#22
Sounds good. :D

The specs are very nice, I will be looking forward to your thoughts when you get it. :)
 
AMD Guy

AMD Guy

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#23
I moved away from Alienware after what you and SJRacer had to say about his laptop literally burning up. Also the Alienware systems are unproven. Their first shipments will not come out until later this month, around June 27th. I do not want to be on the bleading edge in a notebook, but it would have been nice to have an SLi noteboot. However the 7900 GTX go listed above should be pretty damn close to the m9700's dual 7900 GS go video cards. I did not want my son to have to rely on software optimization to get good frame rates in games being played on his laptop.
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#24
AMD Guy said:
I moved away from Alienware after what you and SJRacer had to say about his laptop literally burning up. Also the Alienware systems are unproven. Their first shipments will not come out until later this month, around June 27th. I do not want to be on the bleading edge in a notebook, but it would have been nice to have an SLi noteboot. However the 7900 GTX go listed above should be pretty damn close to the m9700's dual 7900 GS go video cards. I did not want my son to have to rely on software optimization to get good frame rates in games being played on his laptop.

THat 7900 GTX is a screaming fast card. :D

I am sure you won't have any problems playing at full settings on any game you want to play. :)
 
AMD Guy

AMD Guy

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#25
Others have posted this:

7900 GS 3DMARK 2005 = 6975 (In a laptop)
7900 GTX Go 3DMARK 2005 = 8478 (In a Dell M1710 with Core Duo 2.16 GHz)
7900 GTX 3DMARK 2005 = 9800 (In a Desktop with X2 3800+ stock)
 
Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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#26
AMD Guy said:
*snip*
awesome specs
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$ 3,511.00

Any opinions? WIll post back with review and benchmarks when it arrives. Wish us luck! :eek:

A bit rich for my blood, but definitely nice! :eek:



Justintime said:
On an unrelated note, where've you been the last decade? :D

Around the world a few times. ;) I'm in Bosnia at the moment. I've gotten way behind on technology so I need to start hanging out here more again. The last desktop I built was almost 4 years ago! :eek:
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#27
Baloneyflaps said:
I've gotten way behind on technology so I need to start hanging out here more again. The last desktop I built was almost 4 years ago! :eek:

Sounds like it's time for an upgrade. :D
 
Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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#28
jankerson said:
Sounds like it's time for an upgrade. :D

It's time for more than an upgrade- it's time for a major overhaul. :eek:

My laptop will have to be my darling through this year, which it shouldn't have any trouble doing. That'll give me time to catch up so I'll be good and ready to build come next year. (plus a bunch of new goodies will be out by then)
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#29
Baloneyflaps said:
It's time for more than an upgrade- it's time for a major overhaul. :eek:

My laptop will have to be my darling through this year, which it shouldn't have any trouble doing. That'll give me time to catch up so I'll be good and ready to build come next year. (plus a bunch of new goodies will be out by then)

Yeah there will be a bunch of new stuff out next year. :D

I am waiting until the end of the year to do anything myself. :)
 
AMD Guy

AMD Guy

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#30
Laptop arrived today. Very nice and quite heavy at 11 lbs. Specs are good but not quite as good as I thought they might be. Specs are listed previously in this post. No adjustable items in the BIOS. Here are the results.

7900 GTX Go clocked at 500 / 1200

3DMARK 2005 = 8,055.
CPUMARK 99 = 255.
Sandra CPU = 20,297 / 6,924 / 9,016.
Sabdra MEM = 4,151 / 4,169.
Sandra MM = 41,804 / 44,613.

Memory scores are lower than I expected but this is a VIA K8T890 chipset.
Very nice MM score due to dual vore CPU.

Any questions?
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#31
I rarely run benchmarks.
What is similar desktop configuration that would turn in similar scores? :D
 
AMD Guy

AMD Guy

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#32
2.2 GHz Single Core Athlon 3500+ (stock)
with 7900 GT (stock) gets about 7,800 in 3DMARK 05.
 

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