As I have "completed" my gaming desktop (by completed, I mean I have met my personal requisites for a title), and most of the games I buy are from sales, besides a few which I'd pay full price to have at or near launch date (Company of Heroes 2, Guild Wars 2). I'm setting my sights on something which I've been wanting for a while.
A portable computer. Now I've been looking at some netbooks, because they are on the small side, portable, and would be great for long car rides, downtime on vacations, and airplanes. I do play games, but really, I'm not expecting Crysis quality preformande. A good benchmark, however, would be something like Max Payne 2, Jedi Academy, or maybe Psychonauts. I've got a couple of older games in their cases and on Steam, Jagged Alliance, Command and Conquer and such.
What I need suggestions for is something optimal for it's price range, which I feel that I'd have trouble deciphering. I'd like to pay below $600, something that has a decent amount of hard drive space (over 150gb HDD) decent battery, RAM, and a mobile videocard that can play most to everything made before 2003. Also a decent CPU.
I like the lightness and smallness of netbooks compared to other computers, but I'm open to suggestion for a anything. Does anyone have any advice of a specific computer or brand to buy from?
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