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 Post subject: I won a notebook!!! is it quiet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Ok, so i guess my wife won a contest, and the prize is this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834114392

Toshiba Satelite P205-S7438


Anyone know how loud its gunna be? I wont be back home to check it out for another 7 days.

Also, any chance anyone know if it will play world of warcraft at native resolution? :?:


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You will never find a quieter one for the price!


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World of warcraft will kill that thing @ native resolution. You could upgrade the RAM to 2GB, and that would help a little. The video chipset that uses is not for gaming at all.

It will probably be quiet though!

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My very old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 is most of the time very, very quiet. I could get it quieter by changing HDD. But generally I am surprised how quiet it actually was.

That seems to be 690V chipset. Not too bad chipset. Many laptops have had worse but not too many laptops are ment for gaming. WoW is still pretty graphically demanding. Its all about what do you do for your laptop?

1Gb is plenty for most thing, my Toshiba has 394 MB ram. Still plenty ^^

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It's Vista. Either you get 2GB ram or your remove Vista.


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Don't let others convince you that integrated graphics will "kill" your wife's WoW experience. I was very surprised that I was able to play WoW very decently on integrated graphics, having tried both nvidia 6150 and ati x1200.

Your wife's WoW-playing experience on this laptop will vary greatly depending on the machine she was previously using. If she played on an awesome gaming machine and all of WoW's bells and whistles were turned on and on high, then yes she'll be disappointed and will notice the slower frame rate especially in towns.

As others have said, 2 GB of RAM would be much better, partly because it's running Vista, partly because the integrated video will use some of that RAM as its memory.


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Well, vista needs 2 GB memory to have decent exeperience if you're using Aero and all the gizmo's But considering how low DDR2 memory modules are, I see no reason not to be upgrade it 2 GB.

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