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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    You won't be able to play games like Sims on any netbooks.

    Netbooks are only for all the basic things like internet, MSN, music...

    Sorry for the stupidity of this question, but isn't this HP Compaq Mini 311c classed as a Netbook too?

    There are some vids on youtube for that which shows people play COD MW2 although in low settings and I've read some people playing sims 3 on that..
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    Sorry for the stupidity of this question, but isn't this HP Compaq Mini 311c classed as a Netbook too?

    There are some vids on youtube for that which shows people play COD MW2 although in low settings and I've read some people playing sims 3 on that..
    Hmm, well yeah, personally I wouldn't want to play any game on such a small screen and low quality.

    This is the integrated graphics card in the Tesco link: Graphics Chipset Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
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    another thing to consider, netbooks dont have optical drives generally
    although some of the ultraportable dells may do:holmes:
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    Ahh thanks both. Will a 13" laptop fare any better or is just go for the 15" laptop?

    I won't be playing Sims 3 that often just now and then =/ Not sure really what I want to do to be honnest.
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    Ahh thanks both. Will a 13" laptop fare any better or is just go for the 15" laptop?

    I won't be playing Sims 3 that often just now and then =/ Not sure really what I want to do to be honnest.
    Depends on your budget really?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Depends on your budget really?
    err £600 .. but I might stretch it to more depending on features etc.
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    err £600 .. but I might stretch it to more depending on features etc.
    Dell Studio 15. :borat:

    I'm sure alexsheppard11 would agree too as he has one too.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Dell Studio 15. :borat:

    I'm sure alexsheppard11 would agree too as he has one too.
    people find its red-ness :awesome:
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    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...nav=4294960198

    Is that anyy good? I saw that, and Dell not sure really. I think I would get either this or Dell 13z.. um any advice.

    haa sorry for bombarding the thread.
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...nav=4294960198

    Is that anyy good? I saw that, and Dell not sure really. I think I would get either this or Dell 13z.. um any advice.

    haa sorry for bombarding the thread.
    Yeah that works.

    Bombard it as much as you want, that's what this thread is for.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Yeah that works.

    Bombard it as much as you want, that's what this thread is for.
    Thanks :blush:

    I think I might get that Samsung laptop to be honnest then £150 off can't really go wrong.
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    Thanks :blush:

    I think I might get that Samsung laptop to be honnest then £150 off can't really go wrong.
    Out of stock though. :holmes:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Out of stock though. :holmes:
    I saw that. Am gonna pester a few round my area to see if they have it in stock there..

    and may pester a friend to buy it for me using her discount :blush:
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    (Original post by Ducklighter)
    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...nav=4294960198

    Is that anyy good? I saw that, and Dell not sure really. I think I would get either this or Dell 13z.. um any advice.

    haa sorry for bombarding the thread.
    does vista automatically come with a free upgrade to windows 7, or is it up to samsung whether to offer it?:holmes:
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    does vista automatically come with a free upgrade to windows 7, or is it up to samsung whether to offer it?:holmes:
    I'd imagine it would be Samsung.

    Edit:
    It is but expired.
    http://www.samsung.com/uk/promotion/win7/index.html
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    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/to...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Am thinking of buying this but I'm a bit concerned its only 3gb RAM. Does the DDR3 memory give similar performance to 4gb DDR2?

    Is there anything else at a similar price I should be looking at?
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    It doesn't matter abut the upgrade to Win 7. I think my bro has a CD so I may ask him, if not I'll get a student one from the net somewhere
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    (Original post by Nuada)
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/to...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Am thinking of buying this but I'm a but concerned its only 3gb RAM. Does the DDR3 memory give similar performance to 4gb DDR2?

    Is there anything else at a similar price I should be looking at?
    Depends what you're going to be using it for really.

    If you're going to be using light resource programs like Office, iTunes, Firefox then no, but if you were doing more resource hogging programs like Maya (3D Modelling) or video editing then that would be a different question.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Depends what you're going to be using it for really.

    If you're going to be using light resource programs like Office, iTunes, Firefox then no, but if you were doing more resource hogging programs like Maya (3D Modelling) or video editing then that would be a different question.
    hmm, it would need to be able to run 3D CAD software like solidworks... maybe better to go for the 3GB DDR3 and newer processor.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Depends what you're going to be using it for really.

    If you're going to be using light resource programs like Office, iTunes, Firefox then no, but if you were doing more resource hogging programs like Maya (3D Modelling) or video editing then that would be a different question.
    i would say it is fine, unless you play heavy games
    they could always replace the 1GB stick if necessary in the future

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