#1
Hey all, I'm looking for a small netbook/laptop for class and to play company of heroes and that new star wars MMO thats coming out soon on. That new Asus 1215n with the Ion 2 graphics processor *may* be powerful enough but I'm not sure. Early reviews say it runs WoW and a couple other games.

Anyway, any suggestions for a netbook/laptop? I'm open to any brand and pretty much any price point, but I want it to be a 12'' or 13'' screen size.

Thanks.
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#5
I'm want one with a 7200rpm HDD, ddr3, I don't care about usb 3.0 or anything because those devices are far away anyway.
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#7
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#8
I got the HP DV3-2300. It's a decent machine, can run games and has a touchscreen + good battery life, is lightweight and nice design.

Now it's started overheating after an hour of use. Stay away from HP =/

Get a Vaio that has a dedicated graphics card is my recommendation.
#9
Hmm.. maybe I'll just get the 1215n and game on my desktop, lol. I'm not sure how much gaming on the train and in class I'll actually end up doing to justify spending 3x more..
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#10
except that they do game now and as long as its not in your lap the whole time they work perfectly... I'd say go for a laptop with a multi core (id go with a 3, the quad cores jump price... there are other types of cores so just find one that is suitable) and go for one with a bunch of ram, (3 - 4 gigs of ram) and if all possible get a laptop with a dedicated graphics card

- the more cores the better at multitasking

- the more ram the smoother it will multitask and play your games without flaw (unless your internet sucks, i cant help you there)

- the dedicated graphics card will insure that you get good graphics with your gaming

but in all honesty any laptop from 500 - 800$ will play wow and do what you need to do NP

I'm sure there are cheaper ones for the job but if money is not an issue id just stick to as many cores, as much ram, and dedicated graphics card, everything else is not to say useless but its the year 2010 95% of computers are bad ass now... even the company's that suck have decent electronics now... So I'd just go and look at some laptops and pick one that suits you one with 7200rpm HDD and ddr3 as you said that is what you want... if one doesn't suit you then see if you can make your own laptop with the certain specs you require


and for the record I've played wow on my computer from 1999 and it works pretty flawlessly I wouldn't worry too much about playing wow on a new laptop since I'm 100% positive it will play wow any day especially if it played on my P.O.S.
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#11
Just to be clear, I don't play WoW, I hate it. I was just using it as a gaming comparison but apparently that failed. I'll probably end up just getting that asus 1215n with hdmi out and the ion 2 and dual core processor and save hardcore gaming for my quadcore desktop
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#12
Quote by Zeletros
Just buy the most expensive one, more $= better pc, that works with computers.

This is the stupidest thing I have read all day. Dell is selling a $3000 laptop that is worth at most $600. The most expensive is not the best and that is in no way how computers work. You know nothing about this topic.
#13
Best 12'' or 13'' gaming netbook/laptop?

Sorry dude, but
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#14
Eh, I bet the 1215n runs every game pre-08 easily. and can do modern games on low settings.

The line between netbook and laptop is quickly collapsing.
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#17
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Best 12'' or 13'' gaming netbook/laptop?

Sorry dude, but



This is what I did.

Your not gona find it, they are too small to hold enough processing power, hell, My Asus g71 had a 17 inch screen and was just enough to handle FarCry 2 settings of Very High with no lag.

The new Asus G73 is a beast though, 8gb DDR3 ram, i7 processor, 1 GB graphics card, 1 TB hard drive, 17.5 inch screen, things a beast of a laptop.
#18
I suggest going for like a 15 inch. You will be hard pressed to find a good value laptop that size in terms of gaming. Unless you have $1k+ to blow
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#19
Quote by GuitarGuy2387
Hmm.. maybe I'll just get the 1215n and game on my desktop, lol. I'm not sure how much gaming on the train and in class I'll actually end up doing to justify spending 3x more..

That would be wise. Gaming on a laptop is expensive and gaming on a netbook is but gaming on a desktop is doable.

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#20
Quote by SteveHouse
That would be wise. Gaming on a laptop is expensive and gaming on a netbook is but gaming on a desktop is doable.

Yes, he is speaking the truth. You will get a power plant of a desctop PC for the same price of a laptop PC that can do gaming decently.

I game on a laptop, but that one costed around 8300kr (1350$). but norwegian prices are in 99% of cases the twice of what you would pay in the USA. It had a GT 130 M and runs moist modern games just fine, not 60FPS-fluent, but just fine. It runs source games (CS:S, HL2) at 180-200 FPS though.

If I have built a desctop with that budget it would have been running all games of today fluently.
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#22
Seriously dude, if you want to get a laptop to game, you're going to need a bigger one, I'd say 17" at least.

Also, if you're buying it just to game, buy a desktop instead. They're alot easier to mod with newer components, so you don't have to pay as much in the long run.
#23
I've got a quad core desktop with an ati 4870x2 and ect. I was just thinking about something more portable but with similar capabilities. lol
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#25
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#26
I don't see how anyone could play a game for an extended period on such a tiny screen. Don't get me wrong, I love my netbook (suck it Steve Jobs), but I would never dream of gaming on it.
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#27
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That may be, but they have the best insurance ever they'll give you a new one no questions asked.

there also really good computers.
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#28
Quote by GuitarGuy2387
Hey all, I'm looking for a small netbook/laptop for class and to play company of heroes and that new star wars MMO thats coming out soon on. That new Asus 1215n with the Ion 2 graphics processor *may* be powerful enough but I'm not sure. Early reviews say it runs WoW and a couple other games.

Anyway, any suggestions for a netbook/laptop? I'm open to any brand and pretty much any price point, but I want it to be a 12'' or 13'' screen size.

Thanks.



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#29
I've got an asus of some sort that's good for gaming, but it ain't no ****ing netbook, I can assure you that. There are two reasons for that.
1. I wanted a manly laptop. Netbooks are not mainly at all.
2. I wanted to play stuff that came out after 1990.

Sadly, I do not know what model this is called, so I really only came in to insult netbooks.
#30
Netbooks are way to small to fit any gaming hardware in them. Like graphics cards, and really good processors and RAM. Just can't do it.
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