09-05-06, 03:30 AM
Hello everybody. Buying laptop in my country (Slovenia) is a big step, because they are really overpriced. But as I am a student I have some alternatives. My faculty in association with some computer ratailer offers students fair prices for laptops. We could choose beetwen five different models. The only model I am interested in is HP compaq (Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHZ, 1 GB DDR2 ram, 100GB disc and Radeon X1600, 15.4"). Price for that model in specific offer calculated in US$ should be around 1800$. Keep in mind that similar laptop bought ordinarily here should be around 3000$. I know that a price is tempting, but I have one second thought. Will Radeon X1600 become obsolete after the release of Windows Vista and DX10? I am not quite a gamer, sometimes I play some game (looking forward Gothic 3). My question is if I will be able to play games on this laptop for next few years?