Dell M1730 Base Model - Good Enough For Gaming?

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  1. Craigob

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    Sorry - other laptop gaming thread!

    I've seen lots of good feedback on the M1730 laptop but I was wondering if the current base model is good enough for running some of the latest games like Gears of War, Call of Duty, Prince of Persia etc.

    The current spec is;

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache)
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    160GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM) Hard Drive
    Single 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8700m GT graphics card

    Based upon research I've done, the graphics card seems a bit weak, but would would advice from those more in the know!


    Thanks
    Craig
     
  2. Iccz

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    So it looks to me that the CPU is what struggles to meet the requirements for these games, the graphics card meets the minimum but i'd be looking for something a bit more so you can play the games smoothly on reasonable settings.
     
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    All laptop graphics cards are a bit weak, even the very best only have similar performance to a mid-range desktop card. It's one of the compromises you have to make if you want the portability of a laptop.

    That CPU seems a bit odd with 800Mhz FSB, is this a second hand laptop? Overall it should have no problems with running the games, but depending on the screens resolution you may have to drop the details down a notch or two.
     

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