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Old June 11, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Do they make T61's anymore? That's like 2 years old. And that's a workstation GPU, he'd be paying more for a GPU with poorer gaming performance than it's comparable Geforce card. Having said that Lenovo does make some good machine's though. Worth taking a look at a T400 or T500 imo!
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The new Dell Studio 14z seems like a purdy competent system; you're getting a good balance of laptop and power.... When paired with a good CPU (P8600) the 9400m is hardly a slouch. I believe it can play TF2 on high setting @ native resolution.
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The Toshiba Qosmio pushes the envelope a bit money wise but is a solid product. 15" screen, onboard GPU, should fit the bill. Qosmio F50-01U. My old F20 is still kicking today and plays games like a champ. This line up is miles different compared to the Satellite [crap] line up of Toshiba products, so don't be fooled.

CDW Product Overview : Toshiba Qosmio F50-01U - Core 2 Duo 2 GHz - 15.4" TFT

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=433840...acture=TOSHIBA
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^^ I disagree. That Qosmio is old and overpriced. T7350, 9200M GS... no thanks. That thing won't perform half as good as other laptops in this thread. Ok that's exaggerating sorry, but still, other machines in this thread are way better for similar or lower pricing.
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If ur going to school w/ it, don't u want the battery to last longer? Plus, if u bring it, everyone in the class w/ envy u :)
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Old June 12, 2009, 07:47 AM
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i think it's fairly priced. 8cell battery, Intel PM45 performance mobile chipset (not SiS chipset), 3 speakers, bluetooth... it's a well rounded package

The Qosmio F30 ain't bleeding edge (like the X300-01G) but a budget of $1100 for a gaming laptop means you have to cut a few corners. The only other laptop i like in this thread is the Dell Studio 15 (fast proc, decent GPU, GM45 chipset, 9 cell battery (optional)).
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while you should still get the best graphics card you can in ur laptop, TF2 is very cpu intensive, so make sure you get the best cpu you can afford


my friend just picked up an ACER gaming laptop that runs TF2 pretty well, you might want to look into those laptops.

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Old June 28, 2009, 01:20 PM
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As others have said TF2 is more about cpu, but that dosnt mean you cant skimp out on the video card. You need a dedicated graphics card to play it too. Dell has some good laptops with dedicated graphics chips now. check them out.
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