"davidjchuang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> Mr. Dustin Harper, Questions :
> 1. Do you mean a LAPTOP won't have enough power, but a desktop might ?
> 2. The Display Settings are as follow :
> Chip type Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
> DAC tpe Internal
> Adapyer String Mobile Intel(R) GMA x 3100
> BIO Information Intel Video BIO
> Total available Graphics Memory 359 MB
> Dedicated Video Memory 0
> System Video Memory 128 MB
> Share System Memory 231 MB
> Please tell me what those mean in layman language, if you can. Thank
This is what we call a "Business" Laptop, that is to say it's designed for work, not for play.
That's not to say you can't play casual games on it like Sudoku, Solitaire, etc. That should be no problem, but when you get into complex games like Quake 4, Half-Life 2, Portal, Team Fortress 2, World in Conflict, etc. You'll have to set the graphic settings as low as they will go and even then your experience will be less than stellar.
I won't even mention some of the newer games like Crysis, Call of Duty 4, Gears of War. Those games are even more recent and really need some decent horsepower to enjoy.
As everyone has said here, good luck.
I'll add that there are a TON of great games out there that'll run ok on your system and because they aren't really dependant on stuff like FRAMES PER SECOND, you can usually get a good gaming experience, even on a mid-range system.
The Sims 2 - In big houses the game will slow down, but it slows down on everyone's system, and it's a fun game on the road. (Try Woohoo'ing at a mile up)
Any Sid Mieyers game (Civilization, Alpha Centauri, Railroads, SimGolf, Pirates) - Sid makes some of the best strategy/Tycoon games out there. His tycoon games are so awesome, he doesn't even have to use the word Tycoon, he just slaps his name on the box. Remember, if the game has the word Tycoon in the title, it sucks. If it had Sid Mieyers (That's not how you spell his last name) in the title, it's awesome. Beware, some Civilization titles suck, Civ 4 is pretty amazing.
World of Warcraft - Runs on anything, including business notebooks.
Hope that helps a bit, If you bought this notebook with gaming in mind, or you were sold the notebook with the impression that you could play Crysis on it, get your money back.
There are gaming notebooks, most of them start around $2000, if you want one, talk to Dell, or Toshiba, they both have decent gaming notebooks. Gateway's notebooks kind of suck, imo.