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Sam Mustian
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:17:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Sam Mustian on 24/11/2008 04:24:44
I am looking into purchasing a laptop, and I want to continue playing eve and hope for premium graphics. Recommendations?

specifics:
Looking under $1000
portability is key


Zaphod Jones
Minmatar
The Real OC
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:18:00 - [2]
 

ibm t series

AkRoYeR
Amarr
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:19:00 - [3]
 

works very well on my Acer Aspire.

Kessiaan
Minmatar
Vagrants Inc
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:23:00 - [4]
 

Classic client runs just fine on the newer XP EEEs. Tiny screen takes some getting used to though - tight overview settings are really important.

Norwood Franskly
Minmatar
Fleet of the Damned
Eternal Ascension
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:38:00 - [5]
 

I'm playing on a macbook pro, using the Mac client, highly recommend it, fantastically well designed Laptop, best I've owned. Good battery life and great performance.

Specs:

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz

Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB

It's got a 250gb hard disk too.

No idea what the price is in US $ but cost me about $2,500 Australian at the start of the year, Apple has a deal where if your a student you can get a nice discount on it.

Draxann
Caldari
Infinite Covenant
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:39:00 - [6]
 

*raises hand* HP DV9000 here. I run the classic client just fine. Got the larger screen on it though.. Laughing

Mal Plox
Gallente
The xDEATHx Squadron
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:47:00 - [7]
 


MacBook Pro!

Play under MacOS if you are just logging in to change your skill,
bootcamp into windows for fleet engagements.

Khemul Zula
Amarr
Keisen Trade League
Posted - 2008.11.24 04:53:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Khemul Zula on 24/11/2008 04:54:07
Originally by: Norwood Franskly
No idea what the price is in US $ but cost me about $2,500 Australian at the start of the year, Apple has a deal where if your a student you can get a nice discount on it.
If my numbers are currect that's about $1500-1600 USD.

Using a Dell Inspiron 1720 with the same video card as the Macbook above. 2gb ram, Vista, hell of a lot of stuff running in the background (I go for excessive desktop customization Very Happy). Runs EVE Premium client no problem. EVE does tend to drop the battery life from 3-4hrs to 1-1.5hrs though. Think it was around $1,000 from the Dell Outlet store. 17" though so not the most portable thing out there.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2008.11.24 05:13:00 - [9]
 

Medion MD 96970 laptop from Aldi, working just fine for me here, Premium Graphics and all.

I also play on a MacBook (with the Intel integrated graphics), and that is playable if you know the right tricks. I use that client for flying my hauler/blaster boat alt.


Norwest
Quafe Company Logistics
Posted - 2008.11.24 05:37:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Norwest on 24/11/2008 05:39:15
I run an HP dv2700 (14", ~$CDN800, has 128mb dedicated graphics card in it), and get about 40fps on a premium client or 60 on a classic. (This is stock)

I often run two classic clients on an attached 22" moniter, with stuff like firefox and itunes on it the background and get about 30fps in each client. (This is after I upgraded to 4GB ram, about $100)

There was a 15" model available with a 256mb dedicated video card for about $200 more when I purchased this laptop, in august.

Dictum Factum
Skill Training
Posted - 2008.11.24 05:38:00 - [11]
 

Alienware M17x with Dual 9800s. It runs premium quite well.

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.11.24 05:47:00 - [12]
 

mac client. runs fine.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2008.11.24 05:56:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Faife
mac client. runs fine.


Which Mac though? The OP was asking for laptop recommendations, and MacBook Pro is probably out of their budget range ($1000). EVE works fine on my 17" iMac, but it's not a laptop and hardly portable (more portable than most PCs due to all-in-one design, but still...)

Terianna Eri
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2008.11.24 06:10:00 - [14]
 

IBM Thinkpad T60 here, runs on premium but without shadows and bloom and such, but still looks great.
Probably out of price range though - it's a 3year old laptop but probably still about ~$1500 ish.

I <3 my laptop though, it's the only computer I use.

Bloody Rabbit
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.11.24 06:13:00 - [15]
 

I melted my laptop last month playing Eve, but it worked great till that point.

I had a second moniter set up, which is what I think melted the graphics card, which started to smoke the laptop. Anyways, Laptop works great for playing Eve Twisted Evil

Darkmist Starpain
Divine Power.
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2008.11.24 06:41:00 - [16]
 

Acer Aspire 7520G - TL-60 2Ghz, 3Gb of RAM and GF 8600GS M 512Mb. Runs two EVE premium clients very well. It's not really a "laptop" but more like a desktop replacement.

I'd say any modern laptop with a dual-core processor, atleast 2Gb of RAM (Easy and pretty cheap to add a bigger memory) and Nvidia's 8600 Mobile series or higher will run EVE perfectly.

I have zero experience with ATI's craphics cards so can't say anything about them except try to avoid them like the plague. :]

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2008.11.24 07:08:00 - [17]
 

I use an acer aspire which is now more than 3 years old and still runs classic client without issues and has 3 hours+ battery life (that is with a new battery). Medions and acers might be a bit worse on strength of case, but have great price/performance.

Mini14
Gallente
I.M.M
Cult of War
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:06:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Mini14 on 24/11/2008 08:34:17
I bought a HP not too long ago for about 800$ from Best ***. Despite Vista, it can run two premium clients+Vent+internet explorer+my .pdf map without issue. It takes a while to load Ventrillo for some reason, but Eve runs very smoothly.

2 ghz AMD Turion X2
2 gb of ram
Nvidia 8400 GS M (256 mb dedicated)
200 gb 5400 rpm
15.4 inch glossy widescreen + mic & webcam

Seemed like a good value at the time, but recently I saw a Dell with similiar specs for 700$ Sad

Edit: Don't plan on putting a laptop with a video card on your lap, it will burn your leg!Laughing Also, battery life is about an hour Confused

Toshiro GreyHawk
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:06:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Toshiro GreyHawk on 24/11/2008 08:07:07
I got a new Dell XPS 1530 which I use with a 22" external plat panel monitor.

I bought the smaller system because I had a specific spot in mind for the lap top but have since rigged up something else that lets me see both monitors at the same time. Here ... I now wish I'd sprung for the 1730 with the bigger built in monitor. For anyone thinking about running on the internal monitor alone - definitely get the bigger one.

Runs premium graphics with several clients, in windows fairly well. Cost about $3k.

Look at the dell site for particulars.

DasDizzy
Beyond Divinity Inc
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:08:00 - [20]
 

using some toshiba laptop with LINIX installed

Munio Veritas
Black Legion Command
Black Legion.
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:09:00 - [21]
 

Sager NP5796 here.
Intel Montevina T9400 2.53GHz
nVidia 9800m GT
4GB RAM

plays with everything full, but way out of your price range.

Daevonar
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:44:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Sam Mustian
Edited by: Sam Mustian on 24/11/2008 04:24:44
I am looking into purchasing a laptop, and I want to continue playing eve and hope for premium graphics. Recommendations?

specifics:
Looking under $1000
portability is key




Yes my sony viao copes admirably well... tbh any laptop with 2gb ram, a core2 processor and a decent named graphics card will do you... but the sony's do have gorgeous screens that make premium look stunning.

Rehtom Lamina
Hounds of Helll
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2008.11.24 08:58:00 - [23]
 

I use a Fujitso - Amilo Pa 5335, I got it from dabs.com

Sweet graphics card, run eve at full res, windowed or not, with HDR and bloom on. Gets hot after a while but has never crashed. Regardless of what people say about vista ive never had a problem running eve with it on this laptop at full grpahics. For the price its amazing.

I cant find it on newegg.com or tigerddirect.com but it will atleast give you an idear on spec's.

Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista™ Home Premium
AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor QL 62
3072 MB DDR2 Memory
320 GB SATA hard drive 5400 rpm
15.4" TFT WXGA BrilliantView Widescreen
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 Hybrid X2 graphics with 256 MB dedicated video memory
Stereo Speakers
Webcam - 0.3 Mpixel
Super Multi format DVD burner with double layer
Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
15 in 1 Card Reader
Spill proof Keyboard

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2008.11.24 09:29:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Crumplecorn on 24/11/2008 09:29:39
Dell Vostro. Business laptops, low price is one of their selling points, can be configured to be plenty powerful.

Also they are sexah

Math'ra Hiede
Amarr
Trinity's Vanguard
Posted - 2008.11.24 11:09:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Crumplecorn

Dell Vostro. Business laptops, low price is one of their selling points, can be configured to be plenty powerful.

Also they are sexah


The exact same as mine, although I config'd it to be plenty powerfull..
as in 2.4 Core 2 Duo
4GB ram.
overclocked 8600M GT.

runs Crysis fine so I must be doing something rightNeutral

Reklan
Amarr
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2008.11.24 11:10:00 - [26]
 

HP Compaq 6715B here with XP pro 1 gig ram, 160gig HDD, and ATI X1270 graphics.

Runs the classic client very well...

Tasty Bit
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2008.11.24 12:21:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Sam Mustian

portability is key




A portable laptop? Erm, what can I say. Rolling Eyes

Cairn Metalhand
Ancient Silence
Posted - 2008.11.24 12:39:00 - [28]
 

Bought a Zepto 6 months ago, spent almost exactly 1k€ and can easily play 1 premium and 1 classic client, usually have 2 classic and 1 premium client + a bunch of other stuff like movies, firefox, winamp and crap.
Since that was 6 months ago and a lot have happened since then you can probobly get something significantly better for the same price now.

Mine has got 8600 GT 512, 4gb DDR2, T8100 2.1ghz, 320gb HD, 15.4 screen etc etc...

Don't think zepto delivers to the US yet tho.

Mickey Simon
Genos Occidere
Posted - 2008.11.24 12:41:00 - [29]
 

Used to. Can't give you too much advice seeing as I ran it on an Dell XPS which is over your budget and not really portable.
With a 1k budget I'm sure you'll be able to play EVE on it, perhaps even get premium happening. It'll be a pain in the ass on such a small screen though, so don't expect it to be as good as playing on a proper screen.

Sheriff Jones
Amarr
Clinical Experiment
Posted - 2008.11.24 12:42:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Tasty Bit
Originally by: Sam Mustian

portability is key




A portable laptop? Erm, what can I say. Rolling Eyes


Portable machines?! Hmh. Proposterous!

*adjusts monocle*

Now back to my steam powered penii extension.


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