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1440 x 900 LCD vs. 1920 x 1200 LCD

Discussion in 'Games' started by SonoInc, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. SonoInc

    SonoInc Thread Starter

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    The upgrade to the higher resolution is $275 from alienware, is it worth it, and what is the difference in the picture/frame rate if I upgrade?

    Also would i see much of a difference if I upgrade to dual 512MB vid cards instead of 256MB duals? I plan on playing Dark Age of Camelot, Supreme Commander, and Battlefield 2142. The upgrade is an extra $300, is it worth it for those games? or do I not need to spend that extra?

    Here are specs:

    [1] Aurora™ m9700

    Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile ML40 2.2GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
    Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium - Without Remote Control or TV Tuner
    Chassis: 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD with Clearview Technology - Saucer Silver
    Motherboard: Alienware® NVIDIA® Mobile SLi Chipset
    Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
    System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 100GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
    Optical Drive: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/ Software
    Video/Graphics Card: Dual 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS - SLI Enabled
    Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
    Wireless Network Card: Internal 802.11b/g WiFi Card w/ Airgo MIMO Technology
    Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
    Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth® Device
    Primary Battery: Alienware® m9700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
    AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
    Games: Battlefield 2142
    Security and Utility Software: Norton™ AntiVirus™ 2007
    Wireless Routers: Netgear WPN824 RangeMaxTM Wireless MIMO Router
    Security: APC Personal Biometric USB Pod - Fingerprint Reader
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
    Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
    Free Alienware® T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black

    Thanks.
     
  2. alwrmc

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    You neglected to tell us what the rest of your computer specs are. Therefore it will be near impossible to tell you anything with any sort of accuracy. The picture/frame rate will be dependent on the video card not the monitor. The dual/single video cards will depend upon the motherboard.
     
  3. SonoInc

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    Here the specs:

    [1] Aurora™ m9700

    Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile ML40 2.2GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
    Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium - Without Remote Control or TV Tuner
    Chassis: 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD with Clearview Technology - Saucer Silver
    Motherboard: Alienware® NVIDIA® Mobile SLi Chipset
    Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
    System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 100GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
    Optical Drive: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/ Software
    Video/Graphics Card: Dual 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS - SLI Enabled
    Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
    Wireless Network Card: Internal 802.11b/g WiFi Card w/ Airgo MIMO Technology
    Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
    Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth® Device
    Primary Battery: Alienware® m9700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
    AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
    Games: Battlefield 2142
    Security and Utility Software: Norton™ AntiVirus™ 2007
    Wireless Routers: Netgear WPN824 RangeMaxTM Wireless MIMO Router
    Security: APC Personal Biometric USB Pod - Fingerprint Reader
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
    Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
    Free Alienware® T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black
     
  4. alwrmc

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    The laptop allows selection of 3 video card configurations as I understand the website. It certainly sounds like a nice machine. Still it is a laptop and the upgrade capabilities will be VERY limited. Therefore if you really want to spend the money for the machine (I personally would not put that amount of money into a basically deadend machine) I think you should extend the life as long as possible. Go for the 512 arrangement. Enjoy.
     
  5. SonoInc

    SonoInc Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your input, I will be going for the 512.

    Thanks again!
     
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