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New Laptop for WoW


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#1 Chaoticflame

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:09 PM

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a cheap laptop that would run World of Warcraft pretty well. I am currently running Wrath of the Lich King on it, which is a bit more demanding. I would prefer something below $700, if that's even possible. Even if it's something that's just an upgrade over what I'm running now, it would be great and much appreciated. I lag horribly and I'm lucky if my FPS gets above 15-19. It's really sad and I think it's starting to overload what I'm running because I keep getting display driver restarts and random quick screen glitches.

Current laptop: HP Pavilion dv6327cl
AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Tech. CPU (1.8 GHz)
1 GB RAM
120 GB HD
NVIDIA Geforce Go 6150
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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

A desktop would be best, value wise. There are a number of laptops you can get.

Acer Aspire AS6930-6560 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo - $750 (with free shipping)
TOSHIBA Satellite L355-S7902 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T3400(2.16GHz) - $699
TOSHIBA Satellite A355D-S6921 NoteBook AMD Turion X2 RM-70(2.00GHz) - $699
Gateway M-6880 Refurbished Notebook PC - Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0GHz $650

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#3 Chaoticflame

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:18 AM

Nothing cheaper? And yes, a desktop would be best but I need a mobile option. And I thought Intel Graphics Media Accelerator wasn't that great for games?
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:14 AM

Indeed, the Intel Graphics is not good for games and neither is a laptop. The first choice, the Acer Aspire, has a dedicated NVidia graphics solution. Dedicated cards are often on the more expensive models. A dedicated card uses its own graphics memory that is separate from the computers RAM, increasing performance and freeing up system resources. That's why I suggested the Acer, it has very good specs, is $200 below MSRP, and has free shipping.

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