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need advice on tech gear ^^

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    hey guys, trying to play ko again. glad to know that gg players are at it again on the new server. however, it has been over 8-9 months since i last touched a pc/laptop and im terrible at remembering things. i need some ideas on what type of laptop is best for ko graphics and performance wise( ofcourse dual pro is a must). and to add to that, i would need a wireless internet for when i do move around places. since i am in the military, its hard to be in a stable area where internet is consistent and that way i wont get kicked out all the time. so if there is any good advice, let me know, but i do need more advice on the internet itself because i need to figure out which internet card is best to use for a laptop, signal wise because 24/7 internet access is a must. thanks for looking and hope someone got something for me. ^^ peace

    ps: im all about the quality so i know its going to cost a bit, so shoot away anyway even if the price goes on the g's

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    anyone?

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    There's a lot of laptops that would run KO without problems, shoot for something like dual core's @ 1.8 Ghz, 1.5 GB Ram and a 256 MB (not shared) video-card as your requirements or better. Check www.Tigerdirect.com and www.Newegg.com for decent prices.

    Are you talking about buying internet service or just a card?
    A card to just receive internet service with (provided some router broadcasts it, e.g. home network) I'd say there's alot in the D-Link/Linksys area for about $60 that should do the tricks as far as stability goes.

    If you're looking for 24/7 internet from a provider to your laptop then take a look at Verizon's wireless services, they cover all of US for about $30-50 month.

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    There's a lot of laptops that would run KO without problems, shoot for something like dual core's @ 1.8 Ghz, 1.5 GB Ram and a 256 MB (not shared) video-card as your requirements or better. Check www.Tigerdirect.com and www.Newegg.com for decent prices.

    Are you talking about buying internet service or just a card?
    A card to just receive internet service with (provided some router broadcasts it, e.g. home network) I'd say there's alot in the D-Link/Linksys area for about $60 that should do the tricks as far as stability goes.

    If you're looking for 24/7 internet from a provider to your laptop then take a look at Verizon's wireless services, they cover all of US for about $30-50 month.[/b]

    with the verizon wireless, i can go anywhere as long as i get signal via satellite? and if thats the case where would i have to go get this, the verizon store or bestbuy or something?

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    wtf? did the servers get rollbacked? i swear i posted here yesterday, and i swear i saw phantomlink post here as well.


    anyways, could you give us a budget you are willing to spend? 750$-? $1000-? $1500-?

    anyways, heres some laptops i was considering http://www.ko4life.com/forums/index.php?sh...=238119&hl=

    those are all under $1000, all have duo core, and all can run KO perfectly. I decided to buy the sony one cuz it looks to damn sexy :P



    if u are willing to spend a lot, ($2000+) buy the dell gaming laptops, those are really good from what i heard from PC Gaming World (aka, games for windows magazine)

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    Go here:

    http://b2b.vzw.com/productsservices/wirelessinternet/

    Not sure how it works on an international level, I know they cover all of US, Canada and Mexico but I would simply give them a call if you travel internationally a lot.

    Again, check out Tigerdirect.com and Newegg.com when it comes to laptops. Dell's are convenient but usually overpriced.
    Keep in mind that you'll want a GFX card with 256 MB RAM or better (dedicated, not shared) and I would strongly suggest 2 GB RAM.
    Unless you're planning on playing the latest and greatest games on your laptop dishing out $2000 is a bit much, I'd look somewhere in the $600-900 area.

    Also quick note, never ever buy DUO core, make sure its DUAL. Duo is simply one core acting as two and known to slow systems down.

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    o shit.. i realized u posted it in VIP section and i responded there :P ahh ic

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    I think laptop brand ASUS gives the best bang for the buck. They sell them at newegg.com. I have one with win xp, Core2 Duo, 2 mb ram and Nvidia GEforce Go 7700 512mb. It easily runs ko at a high frame rate.

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    hhmm interesting, ill look into it. but my budget isnt an issue since i am a gamer and i been saving during my long deployment this past 8 months ^^... but im not willing to spend over 2500.

    i think verizon wireless might work just right for me.

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    Don't go for satellite internet if you want to play games... unless you like 3 second lags all the time.

    Try and find a laptop manufacturer who have a deal with Nvidia or ATI to provide the drivers. Many laptop manufacturers are expected to make their own drivers, which ends up with sucky drivers with lots of bugs.

    Making sure you have a decent graphics card is very important when buying a laptop. I'd recommend going into a store and looking at the laptop you are considering, making sure the screen is good for you is important. Then go home and order it online to save some $$$ :P

    Might be worth checking if AlienWare are doing laptops these days.. they always spec out their machines for optimum gaming, though I think they specialise more on desktop boxes.

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    last time i checked alienware is so over priced it wasnt funny

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