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Not paying alot of attention to laptops, Ive read a few things here in passing, but have a relative asking me about them.
Yep I told him to just build a desktop, and Yep he said no, for good enough reasons.
As it is he is playing WoW, and some RTS games on his machine, and is struggling a bit.
My thoughts are that, even going to a new Laptop, he will still struggle with the RTS's, and see only small gains in WoW.
My thoughts don't matter to him, til now he wants to know what gpu etc. He is talking 460m vs mobility5870, he is impatient
and I want to really get him to wait for Jan or Feb. I know that the diference between the two is bout 5 fps, and bout 5watts, and really just a question of which is cheaper and paired with which CPU. My choice would be the ATI with an I5 in a big platform to help with heat dispersment.
As I recall there is a CPU comming out then that will help the Laptop scene, and the ATI mobility6000, along with that, would be the way to go, given that he insists on laptop.
On the off chance he might even listen to me,( yeah he asked but doesn';t mean he will listen), Can you guys give me some really good ammo to use in the discussion as to why to wait? My vague knowledge of laptops won't work against his buddy's who are of the , buy now, blame later, crowd.
He also thinks he's going to get serious performance increase for $1000, I dont. His current is a 3.0 dual core, with a geforce 240, or something very close to that, Windows 7, 64 bit, I knew but have forgotten exactly.