Laptop and Desktop Gaming Done Right

"We have been building and supporting systems for industry for many years and are all gamers at home. Looking at the competition, we saw configurations being offered that seemed to be based more on marketing than science. For example, paying hundreds extra for the extreme processor in a system that is not poised to take advantage of the extra horsepower. This, in our opinion, didn't seem fair to the buyer and lead them to believe that by paying more they'd get more frames per second in their games. Also, many competitors offer a dizzying array of options which allows the customer to potentially configure a system that is not balanced and therefore would have a poor performance to price ratio.

Furthermore, we saw the opportunity to cater specifically to the World of Warcraft (WoW) community and set forth to design systems that were geared for that game (as well as others). We lab tested and benchmarked many different games to find a well-rounded solution at each price point. We also decided we wanted to openly publish the benchmark results we observed in our lab so the customer can make an informed buying decision and will have appropriate expectations."

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Viewtiful3201d ago

Hate gaming on laptops, but I'm willing to change my mind if someone comes out with something new.

multipayer3201d ago

I think the desktop will always be more important, and it'd just be easier to implement something like remote play/onlive for your laptop. Otherwise, cramming all those cutting edge components in a laptop is more than likely going to get really hot and burn you.

athmaus3201d ago

I like gaming on laptops, i prefur the desktop but on the road it really works great; especially at LAN parties :)

Kyrwolf3201d ago

Got an HP that was supposed to be set up to game. it wasn't. didn't discover that until a couple of months down the road. nice to see someone benchmarking systems by playing games on them.

Ares84PS33201d ago

I used to play games on the PC many years ago. But no more. Now all my gaming is on the consoles. There are more than enough games to keep me busy.

CryWolf3201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

guys I have just got my sister a laptop as a christmas present I want to know can this laptop play Sims 2 and Sims 3

Acer - Aspire Laptop with AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor
Model: AS5532-5535
◦AMD Athlon™ single-core processor TF-20* with 64-bit platform
667MHz system bus with Cool'n'Quiet and HyperTransport™ technologies and Enhanced Virus Protection** for Windows.
◦AMD64 technology
Provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing, including today's 32-bit applications and tomorrow's 64-bit software.
◦3GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB.
◦Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM
◦15.6" CineCrystal LCD high-definition widescreen display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases your movies and games in stunning clarity.
◦160GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
For fast read/write times.
◦ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
Features up to 1919MB of HyperMemory for lush images.
◦Multi-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
◦2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
◦Built-in InviLink high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/Draft-N)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
◦Built-in 10/100 fast Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
◦Weighs 6 lbs. and measures just 1.5" thin
For easy portability.
◦Good battery life
Of up to 2 hours and 30 minutes.
◦Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable operating platform.
◦Software package included
With NTI Media Maker, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Adobe Reader and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 included.

ryu_1013201d ago

in short... no that laptop will not be very good for gaming. It may be able to run the game on lower settings, but the low processor speed really makes it poor for gaming.

However, the laptop does have more than the recommended amount of ram for the game and the integrated graphics is pretty descent.

here are the recommended settings for the game.
Minimal system requirements: The Sims 3

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (PC)
• CPU: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+
• RAM: 1 GiByte
• Graphics card: Geforce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
• VRAM: 128 MiByte

Windows Vista with service Pack 1 (PC)
• CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz / Athlon 2400+
• RAM: 1.5 GiByte
• Graphics card: Geforce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
• VRAM: 128 MiByte

Laptop requirements
• CPU: Pentium 4 2.6 GHz / Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
• RAM: 1.5 GiByte (XP) / 2 GiByte (Vista)
• Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3 series or better

CryWolf3201d ago

Is this laptop upgradeble do you think.

Teh Cell3201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

Did you get that from Best Buy? I think I got the same one for my little brother a month ago.

I think the only upgradeable part is the HD and the Ram.

CryWolf3201d ago

yep! got it from bestbuy on Nov, 8 2009.

Nihilism3201d ago

Take that sucker back if you can, I bought a laptop 3 years ago and it had a dual core, and single core processor is waaaaaaaaaaaay short of minimum in my opinion.

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