What Kind of Gaming Experience Can You Expect with a Netbook?

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HolyOrangeCows3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago ), a nonexistent one?
I guess if you want to play really old games and only really old games...

tdrules3141d ago

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

van-essa3141d ago

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).

ProjectVulcan3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

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.

xTruthx3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

nvm error

tdrules3141d ago

for the reasons i mentioned previously.
gaming didnt get good in 05 you know

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Gue13141d ago

gaming and netbook? WTF!?

Wrathman3141d ago

this is a piss can you do anything besides solitaire with an integrated gfx card??

Letros3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

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.

Aphe3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

EDIT:Harsh comment.

Markie3141d ago

the only thing close to a gaming netbook is the alienware m11x.

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