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Hmm....so it seems Dell is good. May be I'll go with it then :)

 

Hey Vinit, I'll check out the Dell Inspiron 1520 that you recommended :D

 

So, guys, I wanted to ask, is 8600M really any good ? Is it worth it ? I mean I always wanted a gaming PC but the area I live in has really bad loadshedding for 4 to 5 hours :( thats why the laptop, and although am going to be using it for business purposes, I intend to play a few 360 to PC ports like Overlord, Lost Planet, Bioshock, etc.....so is it good ?

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my $0.02 :)

I think this is the wrong time to severely dent your wallets on a high end gaming pc.. We're at the end of an era for some motherboard tech and memory tech, I hear.

Quad Cores, DDR3 and SLIs and other technobabble will soon be launched or become more affordable.

 

Wait 6 months... play on the 360 ... 2007 titles should keep you busy for a while.

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Guys....am not buying a Macbook okay. They are costly and most of my software WOULDN'T WORK on Mac OS.

 

So now can anyone please answer my questions. I need to get this thing cleared off as soon as possible and make a proper decision. If the graphics card isn't any good, then I'll just buy the laptop without it and use it only for business purposes.

 

Thanx in advance for the help guys....

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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphi...p;sort=3dmark06

 

2 cards in the 8600M series - The 8600M GS and **8600M GT** - the GT should be able to handle all current games at 10x7 (medium quality) and possibly even crysis at low quality 8x6 (check link below)

 

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10213/?sa=1

 

 

 

V

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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphi...p;sort=3dmark06

 

2 cards in the 8600M series - The 8600M GS and **8600M GT** - the GT should be able to handle all current games at 10x7 (medium quality) and possibly even crysis at low quality 8x6 (check link below)

 

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10213/?sa=1

 

 

 

V

 

I tried running Crysis at 800x600 and medium quality.

 

Its just not worth it at that low resolution. You will need a minimum resolution of 1024x768 and medium detail to appreciate the game. And even my 8600GTS just about cuts the mustard. You're better off keeping Crysis out of your decision making parameter matrix.

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wanna buy a 19-20-21' widescreen LCD monitor... does it make better sense to purchase a 21' LCD TV instead?

 

would want to hook up my PC (VGA/DVI), 360 (VGA) and my tata sky tuner (composite/s-video, if possible). Component OR HDMI inputs would solve any future hassles when trying to hook up a PS3. response time, brightness, contrast, panel type should be suitable for gaming and watching movies.

 

awaiting your gyaan and recommendations.

 

 

V

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wanna buy a 19-20-21' widescreen LCD monitor... does it make better sense to purchase a 21' LCD TV instead?

 

would want to hook up my PC (VGA/DVI), 360 (VGA) and my tata sky tuner (composite/s-video, if possible). Component OR HDMI inputs would solve any future hassles when trying to hook up a PS3. response time, brightness, contrast, panel type should be suitable for gaming and watching movies.

 

awaiting your gyaan and recommendations.

 

 

V

 

Dell's SP2208WFP

 

22 inches, Response Time (Typical) 2ms, Luminance (Brightness) 300 cd/m2 (Typical), Dynamic Contrast Ratio (Typical) 2000:1, Connector Type: Analog, DVI-D (Digital) with HDCP, HDMI, Optimal Resolution 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz

 

Price: Rs 22,000.00 (Tax Extra)

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^ nahh its too expensive bro, might as well consider upping my budget of 20k to buy a <26inch LCD TV at that price!

 

the 20-incher - Dell 2007WFP is also suitable (composite and svideo inputs) but it's priced out of my budget as well (29k)! btw, the 2407WFP is a dream monitor - component, composite, DVI, VGA, media reader - droooool!

 

came across another monitor - Asus PW201 - but this one is priced at 38k!!

 

 

 

so lets switch tracks - you guys know of any LCD TVs (<26-inches) that can double up as my primary PC monitor?

 

 

 

V

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so lets switch tracks - you guys know of any LCD TVs (<26-inches) that can double up as my primary PC monitor?

 

V

 

An LCD TV will not be a suitable replacement for a monitor. I know cause I'm using one right now as a second screen.

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