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baldimarr
Posted - 2007.07.18 00:26:00 - [1]
 

Hey, anyone know where I can purchase a laptop that can run one eve account decently for under or just about 450pounds? I am very intrested, pls add link if you can or just the name of the machine

Haverloth
Amarr
1st Praetorian Guard
Vigilia Valeria
Posted - 2007.07.18 15:47:00 - [2]
 

Dell has got some pretty good deals on right now, one of my friends just bought one of these and it runs eve fine:
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Select the Inspiron 6400 w/ Vista Home Premium. Thing is, it's got Intel's onboard gfx with shared memory.
If you can step up to 599, get the Inspiron 1520; it's got a geforce Go 8400M GS w/ 128 video mem.
My friend got the the 1520 and it works great.

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2007.07.19 01:13:00 - [3]
 

Dell has a new laptop series out for small business customers called the Vostro. I've checked them out since the network I manage is all Dell equipment. While they are not what we need as they have no docking capabilities, they would make fantastic gaming machines. They are competitively priced, come with NO CRAPWARE (yay!) and at least the two higher end ones have a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT video card available. That card is WAY more than you need to play EVE, even with the proposed graphics updates due out next year.

So if I was in the market for a gaming laptop, and didn't want to break the bank buying an Alienware monster, I'd probably go with a Vostro system. It's basically the same system as the Inspiron, but in a more durable chassis, and no crufty crapware bloat added to it.

The only drawback is that the high end one only comes with Vista (bleah!) but I would imagine that you can always format and install XP (or better yet, Ubuntu!).


 

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