Prolly get slated here but..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by VRG Scotty, Jan 25, 2008.

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    VRG Scotty Guest

    Why the hell do people buy a laptop with vista then think it's gonna be a
    gaming machine??..let's be honest here if you want to game then get a
    gamers machine..not a laptop they just don't do it right..simple as
     
    VRG Scotty, Jan 25, 2008
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    DP Guest

    Not being an avid gamer nor much of a fan of laptops, I admit my lack of
    knowledge in the area.
    I guess it IS possible to use a laptop as a gaming machine, but it would
    probably have to be a very powerful and very expensive one. I don't think a
    $1,200 machine will be up to the task. Maybe something more in the range of
    $3,000.
     
    DP, Jan 26, 2008
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    Paul Smith Guest

    In my experience most people generally assume how "new" a computer is
    relates to how powerful it is. Rather than the combination of how
    expensive/new it is.

    A lot of people do seem to ask me if a game is compatible with a laptop, so
    some people do indeed seem to know there is some difference.

    Ultimately I think the way out of this was simplifying specifications using
    the WEI rating system, however I don't think Microsoft are doing enough to
    iron out a few remaining imbalances, extend it into the future or promote
    its use.

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    Paul Smith, Jan 26, 2008
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  4. Because a lot of people are in the "console mode". They buy a PC and expect
    it to play anything, similar to a console (PS3, XBOX). They don't really
    understand the specs.

    Sure, there are some GREAT gaming laptops out there, but they are for gaming
    on the go. Your gaming experience is still not going to be as good as a
    desktop PC with a huge monitor.
     
    Dustin Harper, Jan 27, 2008
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    VRG Scotty Guest

    Exactly, I see so many posts were people have spent big money on a laptop
    then proceed to slate Vista because it won't play Crysis at the highest
    settings.
     
    VRG Scotty, Jan 27, 2008
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  6. I play Megarace 2 from 1997 using dosemu in linux. It runs great on my
    laptop ( core 2 2GB RAM ) :)
     
    Wojciech Tomaszewski, Jan 27, 2008
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    VRG Scotty Guest

    Oooo good for you give COD4 a go then BF2 multiplayer and just for good
    measures Crysis on high settings. Well if linux works for you then great
    we're all sooo happy for you.
     
    VRG Scotty, Jan 27, 2008
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    Paul Smith Guest

    I run Crysis from 2007 on my Windows Vista machine with everything maxed out
    (admittedly at a lower resolution than I would like). :)

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    Paul Smith, Jan 28, 2008
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    That Guy Guest

    my gaming lap top ran 5500. but does hdtv and blueray DVD.
     
    That Guy, Feb 18, 2008
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    That Guy Guest

    I could not get crysis to run after several troubleshooting steps.

    Intel Quad Core Extreme CPU X7900 @2.80 GHz
    Vista Ultimate x64
    ATI HD 2600 XT
    4 Gig RAM
    500 Gig HDD
     
    That Guy, Feb 18, 2008
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