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#2311 Kyros731


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

As I said i'm not looking for high graphic qualitiy. I'm more than willing to play on low settings. Thanks for the input. I do have a friend who'se agreed to let me test with his account once I buy the laptop. For the one you suggested.. I'll consider it, but its a bit more than I'm willing to spend. That being said, it's not just too much more and it wouldn't be that much of a hassle to make up the extra money.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:50 PM

One thing I forgot to point out is that, that laptop you linked has 2 strikes against it.

1. The HD4000 graphics. The Intel graphics should be able to handle GW2 on low-mid settings, especially at 1366x768, but you may experience some stuttering and/or lag when a lot of spell effects happen at once.

2. The i3-3120m CPU. A dual-core mobile CPU is apt to choke quite badly during CPU intensive areas like L.A., events, and especially, WvW.

If you're not in a hurry, there should be some AMD A8-7600 based laptops on the market soon. I suspect that the CPU portion of that APU would only be about as good as the i3-3120, but the graphics portion is miles ahead.


Edited by Quaker, 25 January 2014 - 10:54 PM.

#2313 Elder III

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:30 AM

For reference, I have an older Trinity based A6 APU that when overclocked with Kstat10 can handle GW2 ~40-45 FPS @ 1366 x 768 with a mix of low to medium settings.  It bombs badly in big events of course, but the newer APU generations are quite a bit better in the CPU portion.  They're worth a look at least.

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