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What can this laptop do?

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#1 JimmyKarter


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:57 AM



Can anyone tell me if this is a decently capable laptop? I know i'm missing out on storage space, however I do have more than enough external HDD's.


For instance, can I play Skyrim with high graphics, or either with mods that have good graphics?


How is the display? For most people, is 13.3 decent? Really, this laptop is for college. But I would not want it to be incapable of playing a good game every now and then. Most thing that I'm playing are really just games from before 2012. Not planning to do a whole lot of ARMA 3, or Star Citizen...


Here's some games that I would like to play though. I just thought this might be helpful in determining what I would want.

Tomb Raider: 2013

-I know TR is highly intensive and I'm not planning to consider this as my minimum requirement, but I guess it would be nice if I could play it.

Bioshock infinite

-Doesn't have to be max graphics

Borderlands 2

Skyrim with graphics mods


Games like these? Think I can handle most of them on medium with this laptop?

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#2 kilgorecemetery


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:45 AM

Not sure about all of the games, but I often play Borderlands 2 on my laptop (http://www.amazon.com/HP-g7-1260us-Notebook-Processor-SuperMulti/dp/B005LLSB9U/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8) with the setting on high and it's running a second gen i3 processor.


I don't know that I would want a laptop with only a 13.3 inch display though. My sister has Samsung Netbook with only a 10 inch screen and it honestly makes it difficult to browse the web. Things that would normally show up nicely end up getting split about two-thirds of the way down the page. Makes for a lot of extra scrolling both top to bottom and side to side.


That being said, I would recommend that you try out a laptop with the 13.3 display at Walmart or Best Buy or something so you can get a feel for the size and layout of everything. Maybe you'll love it.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

It uses integrated Intel HD 5500 as it's graphics.

It can handle all those games. Some may need to be turned down to lower then medium to run perfectly, but they'll run. 


The screen size really is a personal preference that'd you'd need to try out for yourself first. I mean what, phones max out at 6 inches and yet people use those all day everyday actually complain that 6 inches is to big *shrug*. 

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 04:09 PM

Intel's HD 5500 graphics processor will work fine with those games you listed. Don't expect to set the quality to maxmimum, or for the framerate to stay capped at 60 all the time. It will work splendidly provided you do not push it.


Screen size is a different matter. It's all a matter of taste. I personally think anything smaller than 13 inches is too small. 15.4" is the right size for me.

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