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3 years ago#1
My dad's laptop crapped out so he's looking for a new one. He also wants to try out Skyrim, as well as some other games.

Anyone got a link to a good enough laptop?
The cheaper, the better.
3 years ago#2
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.
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3 years ago#3
GuitaristMatt posted...
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.


630m is a multimedia card not a gaming card. It will technically run skyrim but on super low settings.
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3 years ago#4
ATARIJAWA posted...
GuitaristMatt posted...
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.


630m is a multimedia card not a gaming card. It will technically run skyrim but on super low settings.


I have a GT635m with a I5 3210m and I can run skyrim on high without any mods completely possible with a 630m at 720p.
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3 years ago#5
Jshipp24 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
GuitaristMatt posted...
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.


630m is a multimedia card not a gaming card. It will technically run skyrim but on super low settings.


I have a GT635m with a I5 3210m and I can run skyrim on high without any mods completely possible with a 630m at 720p.


I didn't even consider 720p. I haven't played anything in that resolution since like 2008. I didn't think people could even settle for that. You're right technically i guess. I just don't consider anything at 720p as high settings.
Gamefaqs game rating system : 10 = Best Game Ever. 8-9. Crushing dissapointment. Below 8 :Total Garbage. This is getting ridiculous. people agreeing so far 105
3 years ago#6
ATARIJAWA posted...
Jshipp24 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
GuitaristMatt posted...
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.


630m is a multimedia card not a gaming card. It will technically run skyrim but on super low settings.


I have a GT635m with a I5 3210m and I can run skyrim on high without any mods completely possible with a 630m at 720p.


I didn't even consider 720p. I haven't played anything in that resolution since like 2008. I didn't think people could even settle for that. You're right technically i guess. I just don't consider anything at 720p as high settings.


I would love to build my own gaming computer and play at 1080p or higher, but have to make do with what you have until you can upgrade.
Posted from my Nexus 7 (2013)
3 years ago#7
Jshipp24 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
Jshipp24 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
GuitaristMatt posted...
You need a core i3. That should run everything at a minimum-medium settings. No big mods of course. To play things better you'll need a quad-core (core i5 @ 2.5ghz is the recommended one) and you'll want a graphics card (nvidia 630m for me).

Students get discounts from HP.com and you can customize a laptop to your price, and needs. Be warned it's all made up in China, and sent from their. Returning stuff goes to California where they have specialists though.


630m is a multimedia card not a gaming card. It will technically run skyrim but on super low settings.


I have a GT635m with a I5 3210m and I can run skyrim on high without any mods completely possible with a 630m at 720p.


I didn't even consider 720p. I haven't played anything in that resolution since like 2008. I didn't think people could even settle for that. You're right technically i guess. I just don't consider anything at 720p as high settings.


I would love to build my own gaming computer and play at 1080p or higher, but have to make do with what you have until you can upgrade.

I was talking about laptops. The last 3 I bought all had 1080p displays.
Gamefaqs game rating system : 10 = Best Game Ever. 8-9. Crushing dissapointment. Below 8 :Total Garbage. This is getting ridiculous. people agreeing so far 105
3 years ago#8
cheap n good enough for 720p mid-high
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-aspire-15-6-34-laptop-8gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-cool-steel/2876379.p?id=1219080323334&skuId=2876379

Lenovo Y series are on special for cyber week, can run skyrim on ultra
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/
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3 years ago#9
This is the most inexpensive brand new laptop I can find with a GDDR5 card. You definitely do not want DDR3 cards, the 740/750M is pathetic

http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-ge60-2od247us-p-6361.html

Price is $999 with everything including OS

and no, do not buy a refurb or you're bound to find a dead pixel
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3 years ago#10
fuzzyman posted...
This is the most inexpensive brand new laptop I can find with a GDDR5 card. You definitely do not want DDR3 cards, the 740/750M is pathetic

http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-ge60-2od247us-p-6361.html

Price is $999 with everything including OS

and no, do not buy a refurb or you're bound to find a dead pixel


I have a 750m GDDR5 2gb in my laptop... It's not enthusiast level but I certainly wouldn't consider it pathetic. It gets me 45-60 fps in Skyrim on all high settings at 1080p
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