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jayb January 29, 2010 09:49 AM

Laptop/Netbook with hdmi and light gaming for $500-$600?
 
Hi guys. Looking to get some help. I'm looking for a laptop or netbook that can handle light gaming, has hdmi and handles HD pretty well as I plan on hooking this up to my HDTV to watch HD content.

So basically looking for something that can do a little of everything. I've been really interested in the Asus 1201N since it does gaming decently and is a dual atom which should be good enough for other daily tasks, and it also has HDMI as well and fits with my price range.

Is there anything else I should consider?

CMetaphor January 29, 2010 09:56 AM

This...
Future Shop: Computers: Laptops: HP Pavilion 15.6" AMD Athlon II Dual Core M300 2GHz Laptop (G61-300CA) - Black
... will destroy any netbook. 4200 integrated graphics, a proper processor, windows7, hdmi. Oh, within budget too.

LarkStarr January 29, 2010 10:02 AM

4200 can't do much...

good luck finding a sub $600 laptop that can really :\

CMetaphor January 29, 2010 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LarkStarr (Post 325465)
4200 can't do much...

good luck finding a sub $600 laptop that can really :\

the OP said "Light" gaming. I assume this to be low-resolution and/or older games. 4200 would be faster better than most budget solutions, save a 9400. But GL finding a decent netbook or laptop with a 9400 for undre 600 with a decent processor (i.e. non-Ion).

jayb January 29, 2010 11:07 AM

Basically for light gaming I just want to play the odd game here and there. But just some of the smaller games like Torchlight, Trine, Monkey Island, ect. Would a 4200 suffice for these kinds of games?

And how well does the 4200 handle hd content, is it pretty good?

Gaming is not really that important, it's just a nice bonus. I have a 360 for gaming so if I can find a good deal I'll take it. What's most important is a decent cpu and multimedia ability for HD conent.

But if I did want to play a game like I mentioned how would the 4200 handle it?

Would you guys say HP is an overall solid brand for laptops?

I also looked at the Acer Timeline 1810t. Any thoughts on Acer laptops like this model?

Thund3rball January 29, 2010 11:11 AM

That 4200 should allow for some games at low settings/low res just like the 9400. But that Asus 1201n does have the 9400! Hm, tough call. If weight and size matter than the netbook is a no brainer. If you want better processing power and don't mind the size then that HP is probably the way to go.

jayb January 30, 2010 12:39 AM

Does anyone know what the difference in the Athlon II and the Athlon II M300? The first post with the futureshop link has the 330M for $549, and bestbuy has a Athlon II for $499. Is the M300 a much better cpu?

vagnaar February 10, 2010 09:25 PM

Asus n10j
atom, 2gb ram, 250gb hdd, 9300m gs. 4hour battery
the new one has g105 i think.
Its a very nice netbook and has hdmi. can play most older games and the proc is easily overclockable to play other games.
Asus N10 Series Forum | N10E | N10J | N10Jc | N10Jb | N10Jh | is a community all about it. I love my N10 now its my htpc and i bought an m11x by alienware.
also amazon.ca has asus ul30vt really nice laptop as well but a little more money.

jokers_greg February 10, 2010 09:36 PM

from my personal experience, stay the hell away from mobile AMD procs...

clone63 February 10, 2010 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayb (Post 325810)
Does anyone know what the difference in the Athlon II and the Athlon II M300? The first post with the futureshop link has the 330M for $549, and bestbuy has a Athlon II for $499. Is the M300 a much better cpu?

uuhhhh..
The M300 is an Athlon II... Like a Buick Lesabre is a Buick. It is a model of the Athlon II series.


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