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    Question Needing a new laptop asap . Need some help on what to get with a budget.

    OK found a new one !

    newegg . com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127831&cm_mmc=BlkFri2012-_-32-_-N82E16834127831-_-na&nm_mc=BlkFri2012

    Just add in the Http and remove my space after the dot.
    Last edited by Funky Spidah; 2012-11-23 at 08:24 AM.

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    Tbh that doesnt really tell us anything we need to know, perhaps a link would help.
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    I cant post links yet so im not sure what to do

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    You could at least post relevant details. Hard drive size is nigh on useless for determining if a laptop will perform well with a given program. Details such as the RAM, CPU type and speed and the graphics chip set are far more important.

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    Either way, no. The laptop most likely won't be able to run WoW on full settings given the screen resolution (1600 x 900) and the integrated graphics chip. You should really be looking at machines which have a dedicated graphics card. The set up of an i3 processor with the Intel HD (it isn't clear if it is the HD 3000 or 4000) struggles to achieve playable frame rates beyond low/medium in WoW with a 1366 x 768 resolution in my experience.
    Last edited by Aimee Antimony; 2012-11-23 at 08:16 AM.

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    I added the link to my original post =/

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    Yeah, just saw that you did and updated my post! Short answer? I would say it wouldn't be suitable.

    This AMD based laptop would be a better choice in terms of graphics performance but you would end up with lower battery life and a weaker CPU. Given that I am currently running WoW on full using a similar (though desktop) GPU and a much older processor, it should be fine over all.

    Here is a performance comparison for the GPU in the previously linked laptop.
    Last edited by Aimee Antimony; 2012-11-23 at 08:24 AM.

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    I just had a laptop with a nvidia GT620m graphics card and an i5-3517 ultra low voltage processor (1.9 ghz turbo to 2.8 or something). I would run wow at 1600x900 with medium settings and would never go below 50 fps in orgrimmar. So I'm a stickler with frame rates. Would it play wow on Ultra? Yes, but 40 fps in the world and 20 fps in a city does not equal playable to me. So, pending on what your definition of "playing on ultra" is, I'd recommend a gt650m or higher in the computer with really and 3rd generation i3, i5, or i7. Hope that helps.

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    Anything above a first generation Core i3 processor with an Nvidia GT540M should be able to run WoW on maxed out settings at lower resolutions. My partner has a laptop with this specification and they get around 50 fps in cities with everything on maximum if memory serves me correctly.

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    intel HD graphics won't do you good for gaming ... the components you posted are for office usage, not for playing games ...

    The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 is hell of a notebook. it's cheap and the components fit.
    my roommate bought that notebook last week and it runs actual games like NFS Most Wanted and Borderlands 2 without a problem on pretty high graphic settings.

    Here's a link to Geizhals.at (a german page)
    http://geizhals.at/814710

    The only downside to that laptop is the display ... it's glare, meaning that it will reflect alot ... sunlight, mirror images and so on ... if you want to use that in a bright room you might have a problem, but on the whole it's a good deal!
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    think about Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 under $500, detail specs as follows:
    1.9 GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M (With TurboCORE Technology up to 2.8GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
    15.6-Inch Screen (1366×768)
    Radeon™ HD 7640G Graphics with 512MB of graphics system memory
    1 – USB 3.0 Ports, 2- USB 2.0 Ports, 1- HDMI™ Port
    Windows 8
    4.5 hours Battery Life

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