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Atropos Kahn
Caldari
Imminent Ruin
Posted - 2009.12.01 14:44:00 - [1]
 

I will be going mobile in the next few months and am looking for Laptop that will run EVE pretty good. It has been a long long long time since I bought a laptop. Now that the prices have come down a lot, I am not even sure what is a good buy what is crap.

Any suggestions or links to an appropriate laptop configuration would be appreciated.


CCP StevieSG

Posted - 2009.12.01 14:45:00 - [2]
 

Moved to Out of Pod from EVE General.

Nile Redthorn
Ministry of War
Posted - 2009.12.01 14:50:00 - [3]
 

I play EvE on a laptop I just bought 3 weeks ago for when I go mobile for my job. Works like a charm.
HP Pavilion dv2-1030us Entertainment Notebook. AMD Athlon 64, ATI 3000 series graphics. 4GB Ram. Currently running Vista 64bit until my Windows 7 upgrade disk arrives. I got it at Office Depot for under $600. Could prob of got it cheaper from Amazon though I bet. Afraid to look lol.

NyteTyger
Gallente
NiteSun Enterprises
Posted - 2009.12.01 14:58:00 - [4]
 

Here's the one I got a couple of months ago. Can run 4 EVE clients simultaneously @ max.

ASUS G71G Series

Sidicarus
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2009.12.01 14:59:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Sidicarus on 01/12/2009 15:02:21
I just bought this from Best Buy for $429 as part of a pre-black Friday deal. I was happy to see that I could use it to run Eve at nearly full settings (minus bloom) and get a respectable, but kinda peaky 20 - to 25fps. I was also able to pull all the settings down to medium (bloom still disabled) and get a fairly steady 40fps

I think the real trick is to avoid any laptop with an Intel integrated graphics card. My laptop has an integrated ATI Radeon 4200. Most every laptop you will find in the sub $1000 USD range will have integrated graphics and no option to install your own. While Intel has been talking about making their integrated cards usable to some extent, they haven't, they are still garbage.

Brujo Loco
Amarr
Brujeria Teologica
Posted - 2009.12.01 15:09:00 - [6]
 

Copypasta from an old post of mine

BUT, I will share this with you so you can make up your mind

www.alienware.com <--- you already know about it

www.sagernotebook.com <--- check them out

www.vodoopc.com <--- nice designs, dunno if they still ship them

www.avadirect.com <--- I like them, look robust

www.falcon-nw.com <---- The same guys that plant those little paper ads in gameboxes

www.pugetsystems.com <--- check their water cooling solutions ... and laptops :D

www.velocitymicro.com
<---- moar stuffz!

www.xoticpc.com
<--- hmmm, they look strangely ordinary

www.factorgaming.com <--- seems a sager reseller with special offers, might be worth checking them out

And for me, the best bang for the BUCK atm and in our current economic woes ...

ASUS!!!!!!! (The G Series, G71)

Asus Notebooks can be bought here for your convenience check that beauty and compare the price to the others ...

Up to you to decice whats better and how much you want to spend on Looks mostly.

Everybody can mount up their custom built desktop gaming rig, but a laptop, thats another story. Go laptop> desktop, mobility is a MUST! , also remember that mos decent laptops come with Video/sound HDMI ports, so plug a wireles keyboard/mouse to your laptop and hook it up to any HDMI Plasma/LCD/LED TV and there you have your desktop. Laptops, specially powerhouse laptops are the way to go man.

If you really really want an Alienware laptop but wanna go budget, you can buy the chassis off the netz and custom build it yourself too if you like, just look around, several people selling their old alienware laptops, you can refurbish them to your tastes if you into that too. Since most parts are dell, they are pretty common to replace/swap.

end of copypasta = Laughing

Hope it helps!


Vall Kor
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2009.12.01 15:31:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Vall Kor on 01/12/2009 15:32:12
I believe www.velocitymicro.com was created by one of the old founders of Alienware, he left once they sold out to Dell.


Edit: grrr Laptops....

Azura Noctis
Amarr
SWARTA
Posted - 2009.12.01 17:52:00 - [8]
 

Sager is a great choice, you get better configurations for thousands of dollars cheaper than name brands. They also offer a customizable skin service, with accidental protection plans available.


 

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