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Lap Tops That Support Fs2k4  
User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

I know this topic has been discussed before. I however can not find the tread.
I am looking for a lap top that can support fs2k4? Anyone know of any?


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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Best bet is to get one geared towards maximum performance.. Dell has a few that would probably work well, if you don't mind spending a crapload of money..

Make sure the video RAM is dedicated, the HDD is 7200 RPM, and you have a nice gig of RAM or more..

Additionally, it would be good to have (of course) a higher end CPU..

Chris



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Sorry, should add this

You'll want to do what you can to make sure you can get good airflow around the unit. Heat is a major problem with laptops and a very large cause of their failure.

Chris



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Steer away from these processors:
Duron
Centrino
Celeron

Best bet is the P4 with HT. Be prepared to spend some $$$.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

My ThinkPad R51 runs FS04 fine.

Jeff


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Anything with a P4HT with +3ghz, at least 784 in ram and 128mb dedicated video card (not on board) should be enough.

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 3):
Steer away from these processors:
Duron
Centrino
Celeron

i can understand keeping clear of the Duron and Celeron, but I would opt for the Centrino over the P4.

Also the HDD speed wont make much difference to your flying, just the speed it takes to load FS. If you have enough RAM it will just dump all the files needed there so will avoid disk swapping.

I'm just about to change my laptop and I'm looking at a Centrino 740/750, 128mb+ dedicated graphics (geforce radion etc), 1GB RAM.


Jamo


User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 3):
Steer away from these processors:
Duron
Centrino
Celeron

The Centrino performs as well as a P4 chip, only it is optomized for laptops and runs a lot cooler (not to mention better battery life). I have the 1.6GHz Centrino processor on my Dell Inspiron 6000, which performs like a 2.4GHz P4. FS2K4 runs great with 512MB RAM and 128MB dedicated ATI graphics card. You are going to need a lot of memory. Most of all, you don't need to spend a fortune as you can probably find an Inspiron 6000 for around $1500 with 1GB of RAM memory. Just be sure to get one with the dedicated card as they are a bit rare on that product line.

N864DA


User currently offlineMarBergi From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Quoting N864DA (Reply 7):
have the 1.6GHz Centrino processor on my Dell Inspiron 6000, which performs like a 2.4GHz P4. FS2K4 runs great with 512MB RAM and 128MB dedicated ATI graphics card. You are going to need a lot of memory. Most of all, you don't need to spend a fortune as you can probably find an Inspiron 6000 for around $1500 with 1GB of RAM memory. Just be sure to get one with the dedicated card as they are a bit rare on that product line.

Agreed, I have similiar but with 1GB RAM and it runs pretty smooth except in really built up airports (LHR, CDG etc.) even with ultimate traffic, fspassengers and other addons included.


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

I would recommend either a PentiumM based system (the CPU in the Centrino laptops - Centrino is a marketing name for a bunch of stuff, its not a CPU) or an AMD Turion processor which is the mobile version of the Athlon64, which is a very capable chip.

Lots of ram, 1GB minimum.

A fast harddisk - people forget this, but Windows *will* be swapping to disk and loading textures.


User currently offlineUnited737522 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

I use a Sony Vaio FS660

Intel Centrino 1.73 Ghz
1GB RAM
$1600 (Making interest free $120/mo payments. Should be payed off in 5 more months.)


User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

I use a nearly 3 year old Dell 8500!

Spec:
-P4M 2.4 Ghz
-512 Ram
-64 Dedicated graphics cards
-60 gig 4200 Rpm hard drive

Result:

It works perfectly well under most circumstances. But when U use either add-on detailed sceneries, AI traffic or Payware plane, it struggles a lot, heats up very quickly, and frame rate goes down! So be warned!

Anyway it's now time to replace mine! Looking for a top-notch Dell 9300 laptop for about 2500 Euros! Should do the trick I think!  Smile


User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

I use an ACER Ferrari 3400 with the Athlon 64 chip, 512Mb and 128Mb Video dedicated. Runs fs9 with PMDG 737NG and Level D 767 like a deam but does get very hot running Flightsim over extended periods of time.

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