I was hoping to get a Dell XPS/9100(with the Radeon 9800) or Sager 4750, 8790 or 4790...I might not have the budget after all....What kind of notebook will I need to have good/optimum performance to play World of Warcraft-which will be the main game that I will be playing?
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use these specs for good performance
CPU - AMD 2800+ or better = Intel P4 2.8gz or better
RAM - 512 or better
Gpu(at least 128mb ram) = ATI radeon 9600m or better = nvidia 5600go
World of Warcraft is based on the Warcraft 3 engine so it won't require anywhere near the horsepower needed to run Doom 3 level games well. I'd say if you can play Warcraft 3 with all the settings on medium or high then you will be able to play WoW perfectly. I'm sure that even my little brother's Dell laptop with a Radeon 7500 will play it fine.