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Can you guys tell me how good this laptop is for playing games like wow or sc2

#1Flamechamp2333Posted 12/16/2013 9:56:09 PM
First off, I am not tech savy and am aware I could build something a lot better for the same price, but I'm really bad at that and won't even attempt it. Basically, I'm stuck to buying at retail stores. Also, I NEVER play games on high settings, even older games like warcraft 3 or halo combat evolved; I always play games on medium settings. 300-400 is my Xmas wish-list budget.

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod5380088?cm_sp=spb-_-generic-_-laptop3#nomodal

This laptop is 400 bucks and has a 50 dollar prepaid visa card, so is basically 350. How decent is it for playing non new pc games like world of warcraft, guild wars 1, starcraft 2, battlefield bad company 2, ect? I'll play those games on medium-low settings and shadows off. Also, how come there are no reviews of this laptop anywhere?

I'm also looking at this laptop, but it isn't available anywhere:

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod4280043
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#2djprofessork1Posted 12/16/2013 10:04:47 PM
it would probably work, but not great. That laptop doesn't have a dedicated video card, it's integrated graphics.
if you want a laptop for gaming, you gonna have to spend at least $600, probably $800 or more is ideal though.
#3TheOppositePosted 12/16/2013 10:05:40 PM
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-8400.93720.0.html

According to that site you shouldn't have a problem playing StarCraft II on low-medium details and World of WarCraft on medium. It's not the best laptop on earth by any means. The processor is an AMD (not Intel like OfficeMax says) and has a built-in Radeon HD 8400 graphics chip, which is not great but should run most RTS and older games. No new, demanding stuff will run though.
#4thegreatsquarePosted 12/16/2013 10:06:04 PM
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-8400.93720.0.html
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#5Flamechamp2333(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2013 10:16:06 PM
ok thanks. So it definitely could play starcraft 2, wow, guild wars 1/2, kotor 1/2, unreal anthology, and battlefield bad company 2 on low-medium?

How come there are no reviews on this laptop anywhere? Is it new or something?
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#6_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 12/16/2013 11:01:45 PM
Flamechamp2333 posted...
ok thanks. So it definitely could play starcraft 2, wow, guild wars 1/2, kotor 1/2, unreal anthology, and battlefield bad company 2 on low-medium?

How come there are no reviews on this laptop anywhere? Is it new or something?


Yes, it should play most things. Just not on fantastic settings or resolution.
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#7PhilOnDezPosted 12/16/2013 11:12:41 PM(edited)
Starcraft 2 is gonna be a no-go, at least competitively. Campaign will probably be fine since it's not a graphically intensive game at all (APUs can easily hit over 100 fps at 720p in the right situation), but MP can get insanely CPU demanding, even an overclocked Ivy Bridge/Haswell chip can get dips into the 20s-30s that last minutes. A desktop i3 would be the bare minimum I would recommend for it, a dual core APU clocked at sub 2ghz is going to be hella rough though since it does about 75% of its workload on a single thread.

E: looked up that processor, turns out it's exactly 2ghz and a quad core. I still wouldn't recommend it for more than the SC2 campaign however.
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#8Flamechamp2333(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2013 11:14:33 PM
id only play vanilla sc2; i dont have hots. And I'd only play vanilla + TBC wow as well.

my current computer is a i7 2600 3.40 ghz amd radeon 6570 hd and played 4v4 battles on sc2 at 60 fps last year.
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#9thegreatsquarePosted 12/17/2013 1:59:53 AM
If this is available near you, the A8-5550 doubles the graphics processor count.

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod5370003
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#10JKatarnPosted 12/17/2013 9:46:36 AM
Flamechamp2333 posted...
ok thanks. So it definitely could play starcraft 2, wow, guild wars 1/2, kotor 1/2, unreal anthology, and battlefield bad company 2 on low-medium?

How come there are no reviews on this laptop anywhere? Is it new or something?


Guild Wars 1? Sure, though you'll still have to lower settings, but with the CPU/GPU in there I wouldn't count on playing Guild Wars 2 at anything but minimum settings at a low framerate, BFBC2 will prob run ok.
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