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skaterpunk140


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My laptop that I use for gaming pretty much just kicked the bucket, so I'm looking for a new one. I know desktops are better, but I just don't have the space for it. I've always gotten Dells in the past, but I've heard good things about Toshiba.

I want to be able to have the Sims 2, 3, and Medieval on it (I have all the EPs and SPs for both 2 and 3, plus Pirates and Nobles too) and I want to play them on the highest settings with no problems.

I found three Toshiba laptops that are in my price range and I need help deciding which of these will be right for me. The computer will be used solely for gaming (I have a separate laptop for school stuff).

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

This is the cheapest one, and preferably the one I buy:
Satellite L755D-S5171
Performance
Processor* AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated ProcessorOperating System* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1Graphics Engine* AMD Radeon™ HD 6470MGraphics Memory* 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
Memory and Storage
Memory* 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memoryHard Drive* 640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)Optical Drive* DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Audio and Video
Display Size 15.6" widescreenDisplay Type* HD TruBrite® LED Backlit displayDisplay Resolution 1366x768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 720p contentAudio Headphone jack (stereo), MaxxAudio® LE, Microphone jack (mono), Standard stereo speakers
Communication
Webcam Webcam and microphoneWireless LAN* Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)Bluetooth No Bluetooth (No Antenna)Modem No Modem portLAN 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Power
AC Adapter 65W (19V 3.42A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz inputBattery Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)

The next one:
Satellite S855-S5268
Performance
Processor* Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM ProcessorOperating System* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1Graphics Engine* AMD Radeon™ HD 7670MGraphics Memory* 2GB DDR3 discrete graphics memory
Memory and Storage
Memory* 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memoryHard Drive* 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)Optical Drive* DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Audio and Video
Display Size 15.6" widescreenDisplay Type* HD TruBrite® LED Backlit displayDisplay Resolution 1366x768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 720p contentAudio Headphone jack (stereo), Microphone jack (mono), SRS Premium Sound HD™, Built-in stereo speakers
Communication
Webcam Webcam and microphoneWireless LAN* Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)Bluetooth Bluetooth® V4.0Modem No Modem portLAN 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Power
AC Adapter 120W (19V x 6.32A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz inputBattery Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)Battery Life* Up to 4.63 hours

The final option:
Satellite P755-S5198
Performance
Processor* Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processorOperating System* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1Graphics Engine* NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ TechnologyGraphics Memory* 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
Memory and Storage
Memory* 6GB DDR3 1333MHz memoryHard Drive* 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)Optical Drive* DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive
Audio and Video
Display Size 15.6" widescreenDisplay Type* HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display with Intel® Wireless Display TechnologyDisplay Resolution 1366x768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 720p contentAudio Headphone jack (stereo), Microphone jack (mono), Waves MaxxAudio® 3, harman/kardon® stereo speakers
Communication
Webcam Webcam and microphoneWireless LAN* Intel® Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n + WiDi Capable)Bluetooth No Bluetooth (No Antenna)Modem No Modem portLAN 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Power
AC Adapter 90W (19V x 4.74A) 100-240V AC AdapterBattery Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)Battery Life* Up to 5.7 hours

Which one would you choose?
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DarkSlayer1331


Joined: 06/18/09 08:42 PM
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I have a Toshiba Satellite, and I absolutely love it. It's not what I use for gaming (I have an Alienware desktop for that), but it does plays Sims 2 perfectly fine. However, the graphics card isn't good enough for Sims 3. But it is more than four years old now, so obviously the graphics would be better in today's laptops. My laptop was Intel, whereas the ones you have are Radeon or NVIDIA.

Everything seems to be fine on all of them, but I'm not POSITIVE about the graphics card. I would find somewhere on this site that would tell you if a computer can run Sims 3 and put in those specifications to determine if they would run it. The graphics card is the only thing that I'm unsure of.
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skaterpunk140


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Thanks! I'm unsure about the graphics cards too. Hopefully someone can help me with that.
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skaterpunk140


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Bump.
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Shadow2Soul


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I would suggest going for either one of the Toshiba Satellites, because they have the better graphics cards out of the ones you listed.

The Radeon 7670, according to the chart found here, will run all expansions and stuff packs with out any major problems (lagging, freezing, ect.).


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skaterpunk140


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Thanks!
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skaterpunk140


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If anyone else has feedback too, that would still be appreciated!
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