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Peddament

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My parents are buying me a laptop for my graduation gift for use at college next fall. I want this laptop to be able to run all the PC games i currently run on my Desktop, but also have the functionality i need it for in it's academic purposes (such as Word, Microsoft Office type things). I want it to be as top-of-the-line as possible so that it will continue to run games well for the next 4 years. I do however have several questions that I am hoping that your staff, which is far more knowledgeable than myself in the inner workings and whatnot of the computer world can answer for me. Here goes:
How much different is gaming on a laptop from gaming on a desktop?
Can I expect the same performance level as I get from my now 2-year old desktop from my new laptop?
And lastly, could you tell me the best configuration in terms of hardware components that will keep me gaming until my next graduation? I plan on getting a custom Dell notebook, so please tailor suggestions/advice to that.
Thank you immensely.
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Hemal

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from dell i recommend getting atleast a

p4 around 3.0 with hp tech, 1 or 2 gig with dual channel ram, 80-100 gig hd, min. 15.4 screen size, cd-rw/dvd-rw, do you have a price range, maybe if you can give us one we can give you more specific parts and dimensions that you would want
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yo sox,

whats faster, pentium m or 4?
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I would defiantly go with a Pentium 4M. They just changed the numbering system, look for a 7XX (i.e. 745).

Even though the P4M operates at slower speeds, a 1.4 ghz will outperform a 2.4 ghz Pentium 4. It also operates at lower temperatures, and uses less power. All future Pentiums will share this similar architecture.
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I play games in my laptop at work......" hope the boss doesn't find out".
You don't get the same graphics capability as you do with a beefed up desktop.
Just make sure you buy something with a good video board with as much as memory you can afford on the board , not shared memory from the system.
Big no, no ..........Do not get a a leptop with a celeron processor they were design for businnes application only , not graphics. Pentium is best, AMD if your on a budget.
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yea the new 4M's are def. much more improved then the 4's,

All future Pentiums will share this similar architecture.


i believe i read somewhere that the future of all chips after a certain date will be changed to match the same outline of the M's
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