Ive decided to purchase a laptop for games(HL2, Sims2, nothing overly new) to go along with my Forced purchased of a tablet (which is absolutely horrible with the onboard video). I want to keep it under 15.4" because of desktop restrictions, and under 1200ish. so i have made a list of some ?'s that i need to know before making my purchase.
The reason i want a laptop to game is to bring it with me when i travel on weekends (friends houses etc..) and watch movies (the crappy 12" screen on my tablet is horrible for this but i experimented with a 15.4 and found it to be perfect)
1) Is the Area-51 m5550 screen bright enough?
2) should I get an AMD Turion 64 X2 or a Intel Core Duo? (it would be a TL-52 if i got the AMD, and a 1.66 or a 1.86 if i got the intel)
3) how is the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 for gaming?
4) HP good or bad? i can get a laptop comparable to alienware's for about $200 less with a GeForce 256mb Go 7200, if i got the alienware i would have to get a 128MB ATI Mobility* Radeon® X1400.
If you could answer those ?'s that would be super.