what laptop is good for gaming? what features should i consider? is VAIO CS36GJ good? i want a fast one! tnx:)?

i really like a pink laptop...

and i'm not familiar about choosing what's the right laptop for me...

i want something that can hold a lot of files but still its fast...

pls help me... i'm kinda thinking if VAIO CS36GJ is good...

here's the specs...

Operating System

Operating System

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit (English Version) with Service Pack 1

Language Pack

Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai


Processor Technology

Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology

Processor Name

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz)*1*2

Network Connection

Intel® WiFi Link 5100


Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset

Processor System Bus

1066 MHz

Memory Bus

800 MHz

Cache Memory

3 MB

Main Memory


4 GB DDR2 SDRAM *3 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*4)

SO-DIMM slots

2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)

Hard Disk Drive

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB*5 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)

Optical Disc Drive



Maximum Reading Speed

DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 8x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x

Maximum Writing Speed

DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x


Graphics Accelerator

NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)

Dedicated Video Memory

256 MB



14.1" wide (WXGA:1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright LCD Lite)



High Speed USB 2.0 x 3

i.LINK(IEEE 1394)

4 pin (S400) x 1

Network (RJ-45)Connector

10Base-T/100Base-TX x 1

Display Output Connector

Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1


Stereo mini jack x 1


Stereo mini jack x 1


V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1

Memory Stick Slot

Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*6

SD Memory Card Slot

SD Memory Card*7(SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)

PC Card Slot

ExpressCard™/34 x 1


x 1


Touch sensor

Wireless Connection

Wireless LAN Type

Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n*8

Wireless LAN Data Rate

maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) 300 Mbps (Draft 802.11n)*9

Wireless LAN Frequency

5 GHz (802.11a/Draft n), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/Draft n)


Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR


Front Side Camera Effective pixels: 1280 x 1024


Sound Chip

Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)


Built-in stereo speakers


Built-in monaural microphone

Keyboard/Input Device


Approx. 18mm key pitch/2mm keystroke , 82 keys


Intelligent Touchpad

Battery Life*10

Bundled Battery

VGP-BPS13/S Lithium-ion battery: up to 2 hours of use

Optional Long Battery

VGP-BPL13 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4 hours of use


Dimensions (WxHxD)

335.8 x 29-39.8 x 245 mm


2.6 kg (including the supplied battery)

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Although this game may run casual games (The sims 3, Maplestory, Warcraft 3, Spore), it cannot run advanced games such as Crysis, Call of Duty 4, UT3, Flight Simulator x, Farcry 2, Doom 3, or Fallout 3. No, this laptop is not good for advanced gaming. It comes with an intel GMA graphics card, which cannot run most modern games comfortably.

    If you get a laptop for gaming, make sure that the graphics are at least Nvidia Geforce, or ATI Radeon branded graphics.

  • 5 years ago

    Personally, for gaming, I wouldn't go with a laptop. I love to play games on the go, but I can't play any recent (past three months) games because my laptop is only eight months old and doesn't meet some of the specs. Stick with a desktop because you can change parts easily and anytime you want to. Laptop parts are harder and more expensive to upgrade. But if you gotta go with a laptop get an hp. Sony used to be great but I've been getting some not so great vibes from their users.

  • 1 decade ago

    the graphics card is lacking... but that's compared to newer models i suppose so yea you'll be able to play a good amount of games, just not intense ones

  • 1 decade ago
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