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#1 stockdama

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I'm looking for a laptop for gw2 and i'm on a 600 us dollar budget.
And yes, it has to be a laptop, i travel a lot, and cant afford a desktop AND a laptop, i like to be able to game on my trips =)

I was looking at this:
http://www.amazon.co...57159849&sr=1-6

Will that be able to run it at all?

Im currently on an Acer Aspire, and it cant run gw2 worth a damn. I can get into the game, but i can't really move or do anything, i can barely stand still without the laptop croaking.

Any other suggestions would be welcomes, but i'd prefer it to be from amazon, as its the only page that sells pc's ive found that will accept my norwegian credit card while shipping to the states.

#2 Perm Shadow Form

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 4000
You'll be able to play on low at best.

I have HD 3000 on my other laptop and I get max 15 FPS and less.

Edited by Perm Shadow Form, 02 January 2013 - 09:12 PM.


#3 Straegen

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

My worktop has a 4000 in it and it plays fine on low with some settings on medium. My 3 year old Toshiba with a 250M NVidia mobile chipset does better. I suggest checking in on slickdeals and find a laptop with a dedicated graphics card. Eventually (probably with a few days) one will pop up near your price I am sure. Might find one with this:

http://akimages.cros...8635%3A10422268

#4 stockdama

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

How about this?

ENVY dv4t-5200 series
  • • Windows 8 64
  • • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
  • • 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • • NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
  • • 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • • SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth®
  • • Standard Keyboard Black
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M Graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Posted ImageIs that any better?
It's a 100 dollar more.

Edited by stockdama, 02 January 2013 - 10:18 PM.


#5 this a pointed

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

For 600 dollars you wont find a laptop that will run guildwars 2 smooth

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

View Postthis a pointed, on 02 January 2013 - 10:21 PM, said:

For 600 dollars you wont find a laptop that will run guildwars 2 smooth

At low to low/med settings and 1366x768, sure. An A8 or A10 notebook or one like the OP describes in his second post will do. You can kinda forget WvW though.

Edited by tijo, 02 January 2013 - 11:10 PM.


#7 stockdama

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Guess i'll save a little longer until i can put down at least a 1000 into it.
WoW will have to do for now =)

#8 Straegen

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

View Poststockdama, on 02 January 2013 - 10:16 PM, said:

How about this?

ENVY dv4t-5200 series
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M Graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory
Posted ImageIs that any better?
It's a 100 dollar more.
This will surely run GW2 and probably on medium. Have a look at the numbers:



http://www.notebookc...0M.63761.0.html

http://www.notebookc...00.69168.0.html

View Posttijo, on 02 January 2013 - 11:10 PM, said:


At low to low/med settings and 1366x768, sure. An A8 or A10 notebook or one like the OP describes in his second post will do. You can kinda forget WvW though.
Not true. I play WvW pretty much exclusively on my Intel 4000 video card. My processor is certainly beefier than the one above but the 4000 is a slouch at accelerated graphics. Pretty much everything except render distance is on low and it works fine. A modern dedicated mobile graphics card should handle GW2 fine but probably not at the highest settings.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

WvW is insanely CPU driven which means that even with the most powerful quad cores available today, performance takes a huge hit as in ~30fps. WvW doesn't get to what I would personally consider playable on a dual core. Of course, the definition of playable is debatable, but you can't deny that in WvW the framerate takes a massive drop.

#10 stockdama

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

i've never been into pvp or wvw, so being able to handle that isnt important to me.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

My Laptop, the one I use for GW2, was over 900$.
Even though it can run GW2 at high with no problems, I rather play on low/med to avoid overheating.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

View Poststockdama, on 03 January 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

i've never been into pvp or wvw, so being able to handle that isnt important to me.
then you're goog to go, a current gen dual core and a mid-range GPU or an AMD APU will handle the game just fine at 1366x768. You won't be maxing it out, but it'll run fluidly at lower settings.

@Perm Shadow Form: At the risk of sounding like a broken record. A well maintained laptop doesn't overheat unless it suffers from poor thermal design to start with even when used at 100% of it's capacity. Keep it free of dust and unless something breaks or the thermal paste degrades (in this case if it's under warranty, claim it), it should not overheat.




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