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Wanna buy a laptop, what should my budget be?

#21_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 6/2/2012 1:36:37 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
Compromises have to be made for portability.

Considering you can get a fairly slim laptop with a 555m, I would say no. Even the AMD card that comes with the 15in MacBook pro is capable of pretty decent gaming, albeit quite expensive. However decent gaming is better than useless.
#22zxelmanPosted 6/2/2012 8:57:38 PM
Having Optimus, I switched over to my HD Graphics 4000 graphics. While my CPU is an i7, HD 4000 plays Skyrim at a comfortable level. Probably will get less fps with a weaker CPU on a different laptop, but it's not bad. Just can't play too well with 1080p and settings on high. Still looks ok overall, especially for a casual-moderate gamer.

Playing Minecraft was a bit limiting though. Course I did play it with a few mods on, but I get 30-40 fps on no fog and mods built inside the Tekkit Launcher when using the 4000. Stutters a bit.

Again, my CPU is better than what's inside non-gaming laptops, so results will most likely vary with some games.
Best way to determine what each laptop GPU can run on each game. Look for yours in CP