Associatedcontent: You love computer games. You own a desktop. You are considering getting something portable so you can play away from home.
....er, a nonexistent one? I guess if you want to play really old games and only really old games...
Torchlight has a netbook mode. WoW could be run on it. any Blizzard game. therefore any game with A LOT of content in is good to go
I bought a netbook for college work, internet browsing and porn (don't give me that look ^^). An Xbox 360 for gaming and a PS3 for bluray (plus a few games).
Atom/Ion(9400) combo isnt completely useless for games. It'll run stuff before about 2005 reasonably well. However i feel we are only one generation away from netbooks being capable of running modern games with reasonable settings, albeit low resolutions that the netbooks support. A next gen dual core Atom and a GPU with 32 shaders aka GT130M level performance + DDR3 memory already sneaking into these machines. Ion 2 was originally rumoured as a 32 shader part but trouble with recent processes havent helped so its slower than first thought. Ok it wouldnt exactly be lightning fast but it would push many modern games 1024 x 600. UE3 games, source games, COD etc Ask this again in a year. The netbooks will probably be at least on par with current HD consoles.
for the reasons i mentioned previously. gaming didnt get good in 05 you know
gaming and netbook? WTF!?
this is a piss take..how can you do anything besides solitaire with an integrated gfx card??
Better off with a small notebook, I have a 13'' Asus U30JC and it gets 8 hours battery life with wifi on, and has Optimus switchable graphics for 3D games, it does decent, I wasn't expecting much but can play MWF2 on mostly high settings and BC2 on all low. Its not like I'd ever play something like that on there seriously though, that's what I have the beast rig for. But its nice to be able to play some lesser demanding games (SCII) when I'm away from home. Currently trying to get it overclocked, man I just can't leave sh!t alone can I, it's just too fun to tinker and tweak.
the only thing close to a gaming netbook is the alienware m11x.
Netbooks...eh...I'm not sure, but I have a Gateway P6860FX notebook and it can run Crysis on 1440x900 on Medium really well, some of the setting can even be turned up on High, but it does get choppy if everything is on High, but it's a very capable gaming computer for the price. I upgrade the CPU from a 1.8 to a 2.6, the only thing I wish is that it can hold more than 4GB of RAM and the video card was swappable, but the 512MB card does a good job.
If it can run the ur-quan masters and you can put up with old style controls then you can effectively play on of the best games of all time. It reminds me a lot of mass effect 2.
Take it from a PC gamer, get a PSP and, or a DS. Get monster hunter freedom unite, A few pokemon games, a few jrpgs, Armored Core Portable, A few nintendo games, Portable Games, a few demos from the PSN store and you can play for months. There's tonnes of great games on those system, and you'd still be able to play the same old emulated games on a PSP 2000. Get a good PC desktop, PS3 and a wii, with those 5 systems you won't miss out on any good games.
if you really want to game on a netbook, then you are missing the point of a netbook.
Reading through this I spotted things like "1 GB of RAM is best" and "integrated graphics cards are no good". Then I facepalmed when the games listed were Facebook games.
Games that make money are considered games, even that wrong solitaire is a game and its free OK Farmville to you and me is one dog $#!T game and it not going to GOW3 or Zelda killer but if they make money from advertisements its a profitable game Same as the gambling websites they make money and you can play them on phones
Well if Nvidia has anything to do with it Guys your saying it can't have but have you see Tegra II, you can play games like COD 4 and MW2 maxed out OK the games look terrible and are not that great but still and when Tegra III and Tegra IV expect games with PS3 and 360 level graphics on devices smaller than a netbook within 5 years Just think it taken 15 years to get from the SNES to the PS2 Look at the Gameboy Advanced and 3 years later the PlayStation Portable Chips are getting smaller every 12 months the PS3 Cell B.E was 90nm fabrication in 2006 where as Intel is at 32nm fabrication 2010 The RSX was 90nm in 2006 and Nvidia and ATi will be at 28nm within a year Intel Atom CPU and Nvidia Tegra GPU are smaller than a dime http://laptoping.com/Intel_... http://gizmodo.com/assets/i... Not sure if these are dimes I'm not American
It used to always be bigger is better, but with stuff today it seems like they want it smaller, if you want to game on the go get a laptop, but I would reccomend a desktop over a laptop since I personally don't see the big thing with having a portable computer with you, less power for the money, less performance, more likely to fail. etc. Though I am adamantly set in having a desktop, I don't like laptops personally, I'd rather have a desktop that can do much more. The sad part about netbooks is in many areas they aren't much better than my current PC that's 4 years old.
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