Macbook died looking for a new laptop... any ideas?


#1

So the macbook that my parents got me for college is now dead and I am looking to get a new laptop. I have decided that I am going to get a non mac laptop this time so that I can run things like ggpo and sfiv for pc without using bootcamp or parallels/crossover.

What kinds of laptops do you guys use and/or suggest that I purchase? (looking in the 1000 or less price range with 6 to 7 hundred being ideal)

Thank you for your help.


#2

look into an intel based toshiba satellite, there should be plenty to choose from in your price range.

Don’t get an AMD satellite though


#3

can you help me with the difference between windows 7, xp and vista and what you think is better?


#4

7 x64 > all previous version, hands down, no real need to compare


#5

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-L505-S5993-TruBrite-15-6-Inch/dp/B002P8M8HS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266129076&sr=8-2

Would something like this work good enough for ggpo/sf4?


#6

That’ll work with ggpo no problem, but seriously lacks in graphics power, highly doubt it’ll run sf4 smoothly.

The issue with gaming laptops is their 3d power comes at a price and its usually pretty expensive.


#7

I’ll be nice and show you what I’m looking atm. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114828CVF