Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Help
* * * * * 5 votes

Guild Wars 2 Laptop Guide

laptop notebook

  • Please log in to reply
1012 replies to this topic

#991 Huw Trosky

Huw Trosky

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Profession:Warrior
  • Guild Tag:[ARGH]
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

First of all thanks for the great guide it's helped clear up a lot of things.

In September I'll be heading to Uni and as much as I'd like to have a desktop I feel having a laptop will help when I visit home, because of this I've been looking for a reliable laptop that I can run GW2 on Mediumish settings with a minimum of 20/30 FPS, my budget has been set to around £750 max so after doing some looking I found the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500T and I was wondering what you guys thought of it?

Thanks in advance :)

#992 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

It will be ok for what you want, but right now, we're right in the middle of a hardware refresh. Intel just launched their new generation of core i CPUs (Haswell), so my advice would be to wait a little until the new laptops roll out.

Edited by tijo, 10 June 2013 - 04:58 PM.


#993 Huw Trosky

Huw Trosky

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Profession:Warrior
  • Guild Tag:[ARGH]
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

View Posttijo, on 10 June 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

It will be ok for what you want, but right now, we're right in the middle of a hardware refresh. Intel just launched their new generation of core i CPUs (Haswell), so my advice would be to wait a little until the new laptops roll out.
Thanks for the advice, when do you reckon the new ones will be rolled out? I'll need one by September

#994 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:46 PM

They will definitely be out by then, some new models like the new MSI G series are already available.

#995 Huw Trosky

Huw Trosky

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Profession:Warrior
  • Guild Tag:[ARGH]
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:00 AM

Sweet thanks for the advice, I'll keep my eye open for them. I saw an MSI G for £700 but the specs on the Z500T beat it quite a bit

#996 Gilles VI

Gilles VI

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3314 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Profession:Guardian
  • Guild Tag:[ICE]
  • Server:Far Shiverpeaks

Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

Could anyone tell me how well these 2 laptops will run GW2? And perhaps other games like LoL? Because I'm pretty confused with these laptop gpu's, and integrated gpu's and what not :o

http://shop.microfor...g-53238g75.html

http://shop.microfor...e-l850-1kd.html

Ok nvm, I forgot to look at the first page of this thread.. :)

Edited by Gilles VI, 11 June 2013 - 10:05 AM.


#997 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:17 PM

The 7670m won't win any performance contest, but it will do medium. Notebookcheck has a neat database on GW2 by the way: http://www.notebookc...ed.81604.0.html

Edited by tijo, 11 June 2013 - 03:17 PM.


#998 Huw Trosky

Huw Trosky

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Profession:Warrior
  • Guild Tag:[ARGH]
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM

View Posttijo, on 10 June 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

They will definitely be out by then, some new models like the new MSI G series are already available.
Forgot to ask, what price range do you think the new models will be?

EDIT: After a second look at the MSI GE60 I'm debating whether this would be better. It has better processor and RAM but not graphics compared to the Z500T, what would you guys suggest? I'm still going to hold off till the new models come out but I'm trying to keep my eye out for other deals

Edited by Huw Trosky, 12 June 2013 - 11:45 AM.


#999 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

Actually, according to notebookcheck, the GT650m is slightly better than the 740m.

#1000 Huw Trosky

Huw Trosky

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Profession:Warrior
  • Guild Tag:[ARGH]
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

View Posttijo, on 12 June 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Actually, according to notebookcheck, the GT650m is slightly better than the 740m.

Is it? I know it's higher on the ranking but the 740M does have more FPS

#1001 CEE2027

CEE2027

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:41 AM

Awesome guide!  I could use some detailed help with my next purchase.  I've narrowed down my choice of a new Guild Wars 2 laptop between two rigs with the most minute of differences.

Essentially, should I go for a 2.4ghz i7 4700mq processor with an nVidia GTX 765m 2GB video card

OR

a 2.7 ghz i7 4800mq processor with an nVidia GTX 770m 3GB video card

Which upgrade would net me the best performance in GW2?  I've been told that because the game is very CPU-dependent I should upgrade to the i7 4800, but I have also seen good technical arguments that such an upgrade would be almost negligible, and that getting the 770m GPU would be a better investment.

#1002 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

I would go for the one with the 770m for the 770m instead of the CPU, it'll come in handy if you want to play other games that aren't as CPU bound, the extra bump in CPU clock wouldn't be enough to justify paying more in my opinion, but that + the 770m is enough to justify it if you can afford it.

#1003 CEE2027

CEE2027

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for the input!  Both of the laptops I'm looking at are the same price, so cost would only be a concern if I wanted both the upgraded 2.7 ghz CPU and the 770m GPU... but the upgraded CPU is quite expensive, and it doesn't seem to be enough of a boost to warrant another $185.

Edited by CEE2027, 19 June 2013 - 04:54 PM.


#1004 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

What are the models by the way, there might be some other factors aside from those specs like build quality, display, battery life, etc.

#1005 CEE2027

CEE2027

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

The Sager NP7370 and the Sager NP8230

http://www.xoticpc.c...0st-p-5841.html

http://www.xoticpc.c...sm1-p-5840.html

Essentially I'd like more than the 5 fps I'm getting in WvW on my current ancient dual core.  I don't need 50 fps in WvW (even desktops can't do that) but 5 is killing me.

#1006 kalendraf

kalendraf

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 497 posts
  • Location:Iowa, USA
  • Guild Tag:[CV]
  • Server:Henge of Denravi

Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite L875-S7153 and it runs GW2 extremely well.

#1007 bloodydanutz

bloodydanutz

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 1 posts

Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Can u please recommend me a laptop around 800 euros, that will run gw2 at medium with at least 45 fps normal play and 25 fps at world events ? I was looking at a lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531 Intel Core i5-3230M nVIDIA GeForce GT740M Optimus Graphics 2GB GDDR5 ...... what do u think ?

#1008 Muiredhach

Muiredhach

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 1 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

Hello guys.
So I wanna buy a laptop and I was wondering if this laptop link can run Guild Wars 2?

If not can you suggest me a laptop for like 350 Euros that can run Guild Wars 2 ? The details can be on low it doesn't bother me..

#1009 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:37 PM

It should be fine for PvE, but that's about it. By the way, I'd try to find something  more recent in your budget range if possible, the processor in that laptop is from 2011 if I'm not mistaken, so it's kinda old by now.

#1010 Stargate

Stargate

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1766 posts

Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

View PostMuiredhach, on 25 February 2014 - 08:47 PM, said:

If not can you suggest me a laptop for like 350 Euros that can run Guild Wars 2 ? The details can be on low it doesn't bother me..
Seriously if you buy NEW hardware you will not get that cheaply any decent new laptop. I bought a used laptop  but I was extremely lucky that someone sold me it for the price I got it.

No offense, but please get a reality check about prices for laptops.

EDIT: Aha I noticed now your link. You have a type error you meant for budget 1350 euros and not 350 euros. Well that makes more sense if you are talking about laptops.

Edited by Stargate, 01 April 2014 - 11:45 PM.


#1011 Meenaksi

Meenaksi

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 1 posts

Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:37 AM

Hi!  I've been playing GW2 on my desktop for a few months, but I'd like a laptop that I can take over to play at friends' houses.  My current laptop is about 10 years out of date and graphically cannot run GW2.

I'd like to dual boot linux if possible (I've been able to load GW2 on my Ubuntu laptop now, but I cannot see how it would play as my laptop is a dinosaur).

As it's not my primary machine, I'm not concerned if I'd be playing at a lower setting.  

I found this on woot for a really great price and I was wondering if it would work: Link  

HP Pavilion 15-n204nr 15.6" Notebook

Processor:
AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 2.0GHz Accelerated Processor
2MB L2 Cache
Processor Core:
Quad-Core
Screen Size:
15.6"
Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Resolution:
1366 x 768
Display Type:
HD BrightView LED-backlit
Graphics:
AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics
(with up to 4077MB total graphics memory)
Memory:
8GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 DIMM)
(2 memory slots, user accessible)
Hard Drive:
750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection


Based on the info on the first page, I think it would work, though what will the 5400RPM hard drive do to gameplay?  The first page mentions access times, but I'm not sure what that means.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

#1012 Quaker

Quaker

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3361 posts
  • Location:Canada
  • Profession:Ranger
  • Guild Tag:[n/a]
  • Server:Fort Aspenwood

Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Given the 1366x768 screen rez, the A6-5200 should handle the graphics quite well, with high-ish settings (the HD8400 graphics are part of the A6 APU).
However, the CPU portion of the A6-5200 is not great for GW2. It will probably give quite low frame rates in WvW, events, and crowded areas, although it may still be 'playable' and should be fine in normal PvE.
The speed of the hard drive will have no affect on gameplay other than to increase level load times a small amount over a 7200 rpm drive. Even a super fast SSD only cuts the load times in half (because there's still a lot of network back and forth to do) so the difference between a 5400rpm HDD and a 7200rpm HDD will be minimal, if even noticeable.

You should be able to boost overall performance a bit - especially the ability to run things like a browser or voice chat app (like Ventrilo) in the background - by adding a second 8Gig RAM stick at a later date.

Edited by Quaker, 04 June 2014 - 06:01 PM.


#1013 tijo

tijo

    Technician

  • Technicians
  • 3178 posts
  • Guild Tag:[RISE]
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Been away from a while, but basically what Quaker said.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: laptop, notebook

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users