Hi Scot.

well that is true. i already use a 200 gb external usb drive for backup purposes.


The other reason i was considdering netbooks though, --- and one which a second drive wouldn't particularly help with, is portability. i tend to carry my laptop to lots of places, including down the nyle and up the alps, and it'd be nice to physically have less to carry, especially when going to things like tabletop rp games, or short, 1 hour train journeys (which i do several times a week).

If games run okay on the nc10 though, odds are the n140, which seems to be several models up would be okay as well.

Obviously though, more research is called for on this issue.

Beware the grue!

Dark.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chesworth" <scottcheswo...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Netbooks and games


Hey Dark,

If you're happy with your current laptop aside from hard drive space,
surely the cheapest solution would be to just upgrade the HDD in your
existing laptop?  Going on it's age I'd say almost any 2.5" IDE drive
should do the trick, and they're not too tricky to change as a rule.
It'd be worth finding out the exact model number of your laptop so you
can look at the tech spec and make sure you pick up the fastest
supported drive, hopefully that'd be 7200 RPM, but that's about the
only research you'd need to do.  If you go down this road, pick
yourself up a 2.5" IDE caddy as well, should only cost you somewhere
in the region of 10-20 quid for a basic one, and that way you won't
lose access to the original drive, you can just hook it up as an
external should the need ever arise.

All that said, a friend of mine has a Samsung NC10 and I'm yet to see
a game that runs badly on it.  If I didn't already own my macbook pro
I'd have hopped on the Samsung wagon a while back considering the
price portability and battery life.

Hth
Scott

On 1/1/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
Hi Jason.

well this isn't sounding so cheerful in general. i'd be interested to know how to check specs more generally. The model I find myself looking at now is
the samsung n140, which comes with 270 ghz speed and either windows xp or
windows 7 (though i'd go for xp), and boasts good sound quality, ---- though after all the comments on list I'm seriously considdering waiting for solid
state harddrives to develope further (as I said, there's nothing actually
wrong with my laptop other than lack of drive space).

Has anyone got any thoughts?

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Allen" <evildi...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Netbooks and games


Netbooks have to have seriously capped memory and processor speeds to meet
Microsoft's discounted XP licensing. I'd hesitate to use them for gaming
unless you're sure the new netbook is faster than your current laptop. One
thing that's often overlooked is the front side bus speed. Everything
might
look the same on paper initially between netbooks, but you could be in for

a
real surprise if you don't do a lot of research.

Newer netbooks come with a very stripped down version of Windows 7. I'd go
for that over XP.

Cheers!
Jason
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