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    Arrow Gaming on these laptops? (8600GT)

    What sort of performance can I expect out of the base model Pangolin with the 8600GT? I'm talking Source under Wine, UT2k4, Nexuiz, etc., no Crysis! I need playable frames, but I don't need graphics all the way up.

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    Re: Gaming on these laptops? (8600GT)

    You might want to upgrade the memory, but I'd say that for moderate gaming, it would do quite well.

    However, I'm not a gamer, so....

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    Re: Gaming on these laptops? (8600GT)

    I'm running the Serval Performance with excellent performance in World of Warcraft under wine. I haven't tried anything else yet, but it runs better on the laptop than on my gaming rig.

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    Re: Gaming on these laptops? (8600GT)

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars runs on "highest" settings fine, Savage 2 runs on highest fine also. So yes, this is very much a good gaming laptop (in fact that's the main reason I bought it).

    Can't say about wine stuff though, I don't even have wine installed anymore!

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    Re: Gaming on these laptops? (8600GT)

    All 4 of my sables game relatively well, even ETQW on low settings, which I consider a nice qualifier. My Serval (about 2 years old) games just as well too.

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