Laptop or Notebook for SFIV HELP!


#1

Guys im trying to get into SFIV for PC so i need good recomendations
for buying a Laptop or Notebook just to play SFIV and work with video
edditing so give me pross and cons.


#2

How much money are you willing to spend, though?
Do you mind lugging around a big (16/17") machine?


#3

and what settings do you plan to run the game at?


#4

Good question, the money dont really matter at all if the game runs perfect as
PS3 or 360 and the zise would be “17”

I dont really understand what you try to say, i man are you talking about the game
itself? what kind of resolution and stuff like that? if yes id like to run it at optimun
settings as posible the game can run, the closet to Arcade, PS3 or 360 as posible.-


#5

You are going to need one with a dedicated video card.

ASUS G series are good and run $1200, not too expensive.


#6

Yeah the ASUS G series are real good, this one is what you’re looking for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220576


#7

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9366651&type=product&id=1218092150636


#8

Dedicated video card FTW. That is easily the most important component. I got an A rating with the following laptop. It’s a refurb though but it’s only $799 before tax:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11480917&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56670&N=4017754&Mo=4&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=4774&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=


#9

yeah get an asus, i got got a sony vaio not really computer game worthy…i can play mame on it well, but the really new stuff nopee :tdown: I got the vaio because it had hd and a blu-ray disc player and just ignored everything else. ASUS!!! get it…


#10

if money is no issue:

http://www.alienware.com/

:stuck_out_tongue:


#11

Alienware overcharge, you can get a laptop with the same components cheaper from other companies.


#12

Be warned: That’s a budget graphics card at best. You may want something with a little more oomph.


#13

get the asus G70.


#14

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115539&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL072409&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL072409--Notebooks--L0-_-34115539

Would that be able to run sf4? I was thinking of picking it up just to be able to have sf4 on the go and the price is pretty nice.


#15

To give a reference laptop - I can only just play on mine (solid 60fps most of the time with the occasional dip using low graphics - need most other programs closed while playing sf4) and my laptop specs are:

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT
4GB DDR2
Vista Ultimate x64

Benchmark came out as B.

So…

Based on my laptop I would say - yes, you would be able to run sf4 but you’d need low graphics and would get fps dips sometimes.


#16

ie. buy a dell who owns alienware…

same laptop without the bloated plastic outside covering…


#17

if you want a high performance laptop and you dont really care about aesthetics then you could go sager. its not a well known brand but if you take a look at the reviews a lot of ppl are very happy with them. they have a very good build quality.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/default.php


#18

I run with a Dell Vostro1500

I play with most settings on High/Medium and get steady 60FPS with fixed rate

Mine has XP SP3 / Intel C2D 7300 (2ghz) / 3GB 667mhz DDR2

You can find one for 400-550 on the dell outlet.

that’s where I got mine 1.5yrs ago and it rulesssssssssssssss. There are definitely better machines out there but for the price you can’t beat it.

Just be sure to get the one with the 8600GT video card, all the other crap (Ram/HDD) can be had at newegg for 35-55$


#19

I wouldn’t necessarily call a Radeon 1GB HD 4650 a budget graphics card but even if it were, it runs at 60 FPS and got an A on the benchmark right out of the box with no tweaks at full screen which is all that I care about.


#20

Thanx guys im thinking to pick the Asus G70 but i will wait for more options, one more thing. I thouthg ATI was better than NVIDIA so which one is better?