laptop deal

nangananga Member Posts: 201
Hi Guys, Sorry for bugging u all along.

Well I have finalised my deal.

Lenovo™ IdeaPad Y510 (59013885) 15.4" Widescreen Notebook Computer With Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5550 With Centrino® Processor Technology

15.4"-diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) VibrantView TFT LCD screen
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5550 operating at 1.83GHz
2MB L2 cache
Up to 667MHz frontside bus
3GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory
Maximum memory capacity: 4GB (Available system memory will be considerably less than this amount and will vary by model and system configuration. This is due to the use of shared video memory and operating system limits.)
160GB 5400-rpm hard drive
DVD±RW drive with Double Layer support (reads/writes DVD±R/RW, DVD+R Double Layer, CD-R/RW)
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) wireless LAN
10/100Base-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45 connector)
56K V.92 modem
3 USB 2.0 ports
1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
1 S-video out port
Integrated 1.3-megapixel camera, for video chat and still photos
1 ExpressCard expansion slot
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 256MB shared memory
Intel High Definition Audio and Dolby® Home Theater™, with 4.1 speaker system (includes subwoofer)
Microphone input jack and headphone output jack
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, for approx. 4 hours of battery life
Dimensions: 1.4 "H x 14.3 "W x 10.2 "D
Weight: 6.4 lb

this is a good deal for me since its 600$ + tax.

Do you guys have a advise for me.

My use is more of home/ms office/ games/music/surfing/visio


  • Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    Integrated Graphics + Games = No Good

    Depends on the games of course, but my old laptop by specs out performed my desktop but was unable to play Half Life 2 ( on lowest settings and forced DX 7) because of the Graphics. Yet my Desktop played no problem on highest settings.

    I would look for a laptop with a dedicated Graphics.

    for$650 I got a Dell Vostro 1500

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 (1.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

    15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display

    2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM

    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    I paid an extra $50 to go from the 128M Graphics card to the 256.

    Just something to think about
  • nangananga Member Posts: 201

    I think u are right. Games have gone beyond Half life requirements....i guess this graphix card would b no good
  • hypnotoadhypnotoad Banned Posts: 915
    I like to buy a dedicated graphics card just because it takes load off the RAM and free's up that bandwidth.

    Am I being silly?
  • TalicTalic Member Posts: 423
    The X3100 in my T61 is useless for any newer 3D game except for Sins of the Solar Empire, you can forget TF2 or the newer Source based games, they run like a slideshow and crash.

    I'd probably save a bit up and go with a 8600 and cut it down to 2GB of ram.
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