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I'm always amazed by how many games I can play on my laptop.

#1DawnshadowPosted 6/7/2014 4:13:19 PM
It's not a fancy gaming laptop, it's just a cheap HP that I bought for traveling two years ago. Integrated graphics, slow hard drive, semi-slow AMD processor. Despite this, I can count on one hand the times I've wanted to play something on it and couldn't coax it into running at a reasonable framerate (although I do use some common sense about what it will run-- no heavily modded Skyrim, for example.) I've had many hours of gaming fun on it, despite it not being a gaming-class laptop. And it's a heck of a lot more portable than my desktop-- there's no way I'm packing up the tower for a weekend away from home.

I guess I'm just impressed with how good PC games are at scaling down. And I think that's good for PC gaming in general-- I know I got my start with PC games on a decidedly non-gaming PC.
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#2Epicness2012Posted 6/7/2014 4:33:25 PM(edited)
Your laptop must have an APU. Those bad boys can pull some surprising things off.

My laptop has an A8 5550m. I got it for $400(non-used) at Best Buy back in December. I can run almost any game released in the last few years at low-medium(even pulling off high on a good amount of games). That's insane for such a cheap laptop.
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#3PharohofLaptopsPosted 6/7/2014 6:22:55 PM
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#4boochyPosted 6/7/2014 6:20:26 PM
PharohofLaptops posted...
How's it feel playing PC games on a low budget inferior laptop that struggles to maintain 5-10 fps below 720p?


Please enlighten us "PharohofLaptops".
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#5Blobs_Posted 6/7/2014 6:23:33 PM
boochy posted...
PharohofLaptops posted...
How's it feel playing PC games on a low budget inferior laptop that struggles to maintain 5-10 fps below 720p?


Please enlighten us "PharohofLaptops".


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#6GoIrish80Posted 6/7/2014 6:44:27 PM
People always tend to over exaggerate how much it really takes to play games on a PC/laptop because all people ever do is approach it from the mentality of "If you can't play at the highest resolution/highest settings/60fps, it's not worth playing."
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#7Dawnshadow(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 6:45:50 PM
PharohofLaptops posted...
How's it feel playing PC games on a low budget inferior laptop that struggles to maintain 5-10 fps below 720p? That also needs a socket?


Great. And it runs smoothly at native resolution (1600x900.) If a game was running at 10 FPS I'd go play with the settings some more, or uninstall it and try something else.

I also fail to see how plugging a laptop into an outlet is such a big deal-- I don't generally use my laptop in places where sitting within about six feet of a power outlet is problematic.
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#8gameonlockPosted 6/7/2014 7:06:51 PM
I was gonna buy a laptop for around 800. But now I'm thinking of just getting a cheaper laptop like under 500 and probably a Ipad mini.
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#9JonWood007Posted 6/7/2014 7:28:47 PM
A6 3400m. I can play almost anything not "next gen" on at least low settings at a reduced resolution.
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