Does anyone have any advice on buying a new laptop for playing FPS and flight sims? I want it to be fast, but cheap lol.
If you are play MS Flight sim X you are really gonna need some power and that thing is going to get HOT!!!!
I would just make sure that the LT that you get has the highest graphics card. I fly if from my IFR tranning and I don't use any senery and I still run into a bunch of problems. I have a a dual core with a Geforce 7600. (i think that's 256mb)
I've purchased two refurbished Gateway laptops from tigerdirect.com. Tiger sez they are laptops that failed a QC check as they came off the assembly line. Gateway fixes the problem, but can't sell them as new, so sold as refurb'ed. True? Dunno.
I bought a $350 Centrino machine for my daughter 3 years ago and it has performed flawlessly.
I purchased this machine a month ago for my wife ...
Get as much as you can afford to spend. The faster, the more ram, the better, especially with this new Windows Vista. Some REALLY high end video specs will help with gaming. If you want to game, cheap is NOT the answer. Same with watching videos.