09-26-2011 08:46 PM
ColonelONeill, one of Lenovo Community's resident gurus, shares what he considers important in making a computer purchase for gaming purposes in our latest Community Spotlight write-up here.
Are his tips similar to yours? Share your tips here as well!
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09-27-2011 06:59 PM
09-27-2011 09:14 PM
I enjoy board games, not computer games...
09-28-2011 08:24 PM
Neat write up! I've not had time for games in a very long time, but I did get to play on a Y560d 3D laptop last year and before I knew it, I'd spent 30 mins or more - it was quite addictive!
The ThinkPads are solid system, but the speakers and audio have always been "business class" and so that is one thing that the IdeaPads, especially those with the dolby or other branded speaker systems stand out.
I'd really never considered that some keyboards were designed to do a better job of handling multiple button presses, etc and being optimized. That was an interesting note in the article.
09-28-2011 08:54 PM
09-28-2011 10:44 PM
09-30-2011 09:47 AM - edited 09-30-2011 09:52 AM
I tried one of my friends Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p (Topseller in Polytechnics or High School). The keyboard is way better compared to Alienware. JBL Speaker is solid with Lenovo Onekey Theater and Realtek HD Audio.
However, I would still prefer to game with my ThinkPad W520 due to better keyboard even though ThinkPad keyboard have some limitations.
(Left Alt + Up Arrow + Left Arrow) does not work and a beep sound is produced, yet (Left Alt + Up Arrow + Right Arrow) works. So far, I only met the issues with ThinkPad but no other keyboards. I am not sure whether the X1 or Edge keyboard have similar issues.
For some driving games, you need three combinations for (Acceleration / Brake, Left / Right and Nitrous Oxide) and it works for most keyboard.
If the X1 or Traditional Keyboard could exceed more than 3 key combinations, it would probably be the best gaming keyboard. Maybe they could have more in the gaming market and release something like Y770d or Y870p for the next new product to get back some customers who jump to Alienware.
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Refunded Set: W510, 4876-A11
Current Set: W520, 4284-A99
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11-10-2011 08:07 PM