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Old January 29, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Default 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?
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Old January 29, 2010, 09:56 AM
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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.
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Old January 29, 2010, 10:02 AM
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4200 can't do much...

good luck finding a sub $600 laptop that can really :\
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Old January 29, 2010, 10:32 AM
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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).
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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from my personal experience, stay the hell away from mobile AMD procs...
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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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