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Which mobile card is better for Dell Inspiron E1505

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I can't decide between the 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory and the 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™Go 7300 TurboCache for a Dell Inspiron E1505.  The nvidia is only $30 more and i don't mind paying it if it is better, but i will be playing mostly Half Life 2 which seems if i recall is pro ATI.  Any suggestions?

Also...  I really want to get an AMD Turion chip so I will have 64bit when vista comes out.  Are there any laptop makers that offer the turion chip with one of these graphic cards (or slightly better) on a 15-16 inch widescreen laptop?  I would prefer that over Dell, i've always preferred AMD and don't want to go core duo.  Any ideas?

Thanks!
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U checked out AlienWare?

Try this
http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Aurora_m9700/aurora-m_overview.aspx?SysCode=PC-LT-AURORA-M-9700&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

if not just goto www.alienware.com and click on the Turion laptop. then Click configure to change to what you want for a price quote.
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Also for your video card option, It comes with a 7900GS which should be fine for Half Life 2 but if your really worried about grapics you can get the SLI option for a chunk of change ($399) and not worry about it.
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good call but i still have kind of a budget, around 1500-1600.  I did check out ABS though, and they seem to have what i want.  

http://www.abs.com/app/g3ext_specs.asp

seems to be what i want.  has anyone had a posotive or negative experience with an ABS laptop?
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I've only seen one of them come into the shop before. Was a software issue, after it was fixed it was running fine. You take your chance with any brand computer. Sometime even the best of the best have issues. I'd say if it has what you want at the price you want, go for it unless it has a crap warranty. Also another good tip is to call support and see what type of wait time you have to get to a technician.
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