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Getting a new computer Aug. 5th, 2010 @ 11:57 PM Reply

My mom is sick of me hogging her mac to play whatever valve has released for it recently and she was wanting to get a new laptop anyway so she is gonna get a windows computer. I was like "Sweet, Assassins Creed and Gmod without having to wait for an unspecified time!"

I cant remember if it was this or this she was going to get.

Will I be able to run any games on these?

(Sorry I didn't give exactly which one. Im just a simple human!!)


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 8/5/10 11:57 PM, tmdrummer wrote: Stuff

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the netbook found aT http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-10.1-Aspi re-AO532h-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-Pro cessor-Windows-7-Home-Starter/13378224
could probably only be used for things like word processing and surfing the net, because it is a netbook; it might be able to run WoW at minimum settings at 30 fps, idk, but theres no way in hell it could run assassins creed.

The second link is more likely to play games, but not the higher end ones like Assassins creed. you could probably run half life 2 or Gmod though

hope I helped


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 12:27 AM Reply

If you don't know much about computers, don't expect to be able to play assassins creed and Gmod on every computer.


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 12:32 AM Reply

At 8/6/10 12:27 AM, explodingbunnies wrote: If you don't know much about computers, don't expect to be able to play assassins creed and Gmod on every computer.

Thats why I asked if I would be able to play any games on this computer.

And to the second post, fuck that sucks.

I hope she gets the second one.

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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 02:06 AM Reply

Just looking at the prices, there's no way it'll run much of anything. $300 laptops are really only meant for very simple applications.


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 06:38 AM Reply

fuck laptops

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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 10:08 AM Reply

Well if the second laptop has an Intel GMA4500M intergrated graphics chip. Then it will play Gmod decently at low graphics. Because mines can. I don't know if it will though because i couldn't find any specifications on the page.

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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 10:12 AM Reply

At 8/6/10 10:08 AM, mario-dude wrote:

:Then it will play Gmod decently at low graphics. Because mines can. I don't know if it will though because i couldn't find any specifications on the page.

I just realized that this didn't make much sence so here we go again. What i was trying to say was is that i don't know if the laptop has the graphics chip because i couldn't find any specifications on that page.

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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 10:20 AM Reply

My moms gonna screw me over. Ill be able to play my source games at low graphics and I wont even be able to play GTA4 that I bought for fucking $50! I have to run it on low settings on the mac mini.


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 10:49 AM Reply

Well there is one solution.

Get a desktop.

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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 10:58 AM Reply

At 8/6/10 10:49 AM, mario-dude wrote: Well there is one solution.

Get a desktop.

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Laptops are shit with gaming.


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 11:47 AM Reply

Just wait until you go to college. You can persuade your parents to get the most bad ass laptop for gaming.


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Response to Getting a new computer Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 02:43 PM Reply

Well i just made a complete fool of myself. We aren't even getting a netbook, its a whole laptop that wal mart has for sale at our store. Oops.


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Response to Getting a new computer Sep. 18th, 2010 @ 09:40 AM Reply

At 8/6/10 10:58 AM, Jackho wrote:
At 8/6/10 10:49 AM, mario-dude wrote: Well there is one solution.

Get a desktop.
This
Laptops are shit with gaming.

my laptop can run crysis on high, with shaders and physics on very high...


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Response to Getting a new computer Sep. 18th, 2010 @ 11:54 AM Reply

ALIENWARE!

Getting a new computer


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Response to Getting a new computer Sep. 18th, 2010 @ 01:11 PM Reply

At 9/18/10 11:54 AM, onlyata wrote: ALIENWARE!

No. Shit specs for the price. Looks that make them look like the wet dream of 8 year olds with ADHD.

I made a similar thread a while ago, liljim recomended I take a look at Lenovo, I bought an ideapad 450p, But the thinkpads are also pretty great.

My lenovo I absolutely fantastic, It has a great spec for the pice, I paid £500 and got an Ati radeon. The processor is a bit shit (Intel core duo, I woud have preferred an i series, but hey) I played poral on it this morning, and it woked beautifly, gmod should be fine, if you don't go mental.

Oh, and one more thing, the disk drive terrifies me, It goes 20+ speed according to itunes, And makes a noise making me think it will shatter in seconds.

TLDR; Lenovo's are great.


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Response to Getting a new computer Sep. 18th, 2010 @ 02:30 PM Reply

At 9/18/10 11:54 AM, onlyata wrote: ALIENWARE!

Alienware PCs are like macs, they charge almost three times as much as they're actually worth. It'd be worth just building one with the same specs for a LOT less.


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Response to Getting a new computer Sep. 19th, 2010 @ 01:26 PM Reply

Well buy a Lenovo and stick some LED's in its keyboard and case ^^.That'll do it.


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