is this laptop any good?

  maitland01 17:43 31 Jan 07
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Gateway Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200 laptop with 1024MB DDR2 memory and 120GB hard disk drive. Includes new MS Vista Home Premium.

Processor: Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200, 1.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive: 120GB
Optical Drive: 8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW Write max: 8x DVD +/-R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW Disks Reads max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD+/-R DL, RAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with up to 224MB of Shared Video Memory
Screen: 15.4" Ultrabright WXGA TFT (1280x800)
WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g
Digital Memory Card Readers: Integrated 4-in-1 Digital Media Manager (Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMC)
Ports: 4 - USB Ports, 1 - VGA Connector, 1 - S-Video Connector, 1 - IEEE 1394 Connector, 1 - RJ11 Modem, 1 - RJ45 LAN Connector, 1 - Headphone / Audio Out, 1 - Microphone, 1 - Kensington Lock Slot, 1 - AC Adapter Connector
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Software: MS Works 8.5. MS Office2007 Home Student (60 day trial), MS Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (60 day trial), McAfee Internet Security Suite (90 day trial), Cyberlink Power2Go, Google Toolbar and Desktop Search, Acrobat Reader 8.0
Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion, 2400mAh
Weight with box: 4.76kg

is this laptop any good?, for things such as playing games and is it generally fast? any help wud b helpful

  jay.p 20:57 31 Jan 07

tis a good laaptop but as for games not so hot. the graphics chip only supports shader model 2 so wont run the latest games ( rainbows six vegas/splinter cell double agent) which require shader 3 support.even cards in the £70.00 range have this spec so if you want to play games get a tower system as i belive a graphics card upgrade on a laptop is a bit of a problem although i have only heard this in conversation at work.

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