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Hi! I am about to buy a laptop to replace my stationary computer. But it will be in the lower region of laptops. So what is your recommendations for a laptop that is able to run FSX? I am want to have dynamic scenery, AI and perhaps a few addons. What about graphics? Is the nvidia 8-series good? Is a 8400 och 8600 GS good enough?What about CPU? A dual-core is mandatory, but as an Intel on 1.8 Ghz or an Amd turion 1.8 Ghz good enough?And finally, XP or Vista?? What is recommended? Please tell me what you have and what kindo of performance do get?Thanks

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>Best combo IMO is 8600, dual core intel (fastest your bux can>buy) and XP.>The Go 8600 is actually weaker than the old Go 7950 GTX.The most powerful laptop specs you can get right now are with a GeForce 8800M GTX 512MB video card and the Intel Core 2 X9000 which has an unlocked multiplier.The 8800M GTX performs much like an 8800 GT desktop part. Here are a couple of links to reviews with similarly equipped laptops. http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=3262http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=3242

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>Hi! >>I am about to buy a laptop to replace my stationary computer.>But it will be in the lower region of laptops. >>So what is your recommendations for a laptop that is able to>run FSX? >I am want to have dynamic scenery, AI and perhaps a few>addons. >>What about graphics? Is the nvidia 8-series good? Is a 8400>och 8600 GS good enough?>>What about CPU? A dual-core is mandatory, but as an Intel on>1.8 Ghz or an Amd turion 1.8 Ghz good enough?>>And finally, XP or Vista?? What is recommended? >>Please tell me what you have and what kindo of performance do>get?>>ThanksMy laptop has a T9300 CPU at 2.5GHz, An 8700GT graphics card and runs on XP with 2GB of 667MHz memory.FSX can only run acceptably with sliders no higher than Medium or a combination of one or 2 on High but others pushed down to Low.As I use the laptop purely to test stuff I have created, I'm only really interested in the aircraft and instruments. If I turn the Autogen off, turn off traffic and have weather on low but keep the aircraft settings High, I can get FPS over 100! Generally with Aircraft on High and everything else on Med/Low I can get smooth flying.I suspect a 1.8GHz CPU will struggle to cope with anything other than Low settings.regardsJim

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>FSX can only run acceptably with sliders no higher than Medium>or a combination of one or 2 on High but others pushed down to>Low.That pretty much sums up the performance that I

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