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Tornadic_Outlaw #1 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:04

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I am looking into getting a new laptop for around $800.  I am wondering if anyone knows of a good laptop for running this game around that price. 

 

I am thinking about this one

http://shop.lenovo.c...001C9:0000FCD2:


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Warhorse01 #2 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:15

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Check out Asus and see what they have about that price

Think you can find one that has a good enough graphics card to run the game. Also look up gaming laptops. Think the best deal for the money is a Toshiba according to PC Mag or some publication like that. It was around $800. I am not a fan of Toshiba but they tested it and said it was a good one.



Macabe #3 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:15

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Any laptop will generally suck at gaming as my $1500 (when i bought it, price dropped a bit) "gaming" laptop ran WoT at 20-25fps. This is my laptop: http://www.pcmag.com...,2383822,00.asp

 

What I'm trying to get at is you can get a $600-$700 desktop for gaming that runs games better than a $1000+ laptop and a cheap $200 laptop for on the go stuff.



Browncow13 #4 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:20

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If you are stuck with a laptop only you wont really be able to run high/max graphics at all.  A built a solid gaming desktop for a bit more than your budget but you can do a great desktop for that budget, but any laptop in that range will be hard pressed for more than med graphics settings. 

The game looks BTW. 



WindyCityHawk #5 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:22

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View PostTornadic_Outlaw, on May 09 2014 - 19:04, said:

I am looking into getting a new laptop for around $800.  I am wondering if anyone knows of a good laptop for running this game around that price. 

 

I am thinking about this one

http://shop.lenovo.c...001C9:0000FCD2:

 

 

 These look nice = http://www.alienware...gs/laptops.aspx



Mydragonsfly #6 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:27

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Dont put too much stress on your laptop and kill the graphics best you can...

 

I found that out the hard way. After about 2 years of playing WoT, the sauter that held the graphics card to the motherboard came undone. Laptop runs just fine, just cant see squat... 800 bucks, but it lasted me 3.5 years, about an average lifespan for a laptop (mom thought it would last 10 years...).

 

Downgraded from an HP G62 to a HP Pavilion dv2000. Going from Win7 to Vista is the least of my problems. One of the ram slots is busted, so Im stuck useing 1g of ram, and that's all that slot can take, 1g and the laptop has a max of 2g's. Eh, it's probs because Im running 32 bit compared to my previous laptop running 4gs on 64.. Nonetheless, I've worked over the school year and set aside 1500 for a new desktop I want to put together over the summer.

 

I just dunno where to start.. :teethhappy: If anyone has suggestions on a good build, PM me. Anyways, that's my story on laptops and games, enjoy.



LatexSniper #7 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:51

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That will work just fine.  I run an Acer laptop with AMD A10 Elite Quad Core CPU and an HD Radeon 8750M with 2GB VRAM.  I can get 50, 60, 70 fps on standard graphics wth available options set to high @ 1600x900 via HDMI to monitor.  On improved graphics with medium settings I get between 25-50 fps depending on what's happening on the map.

 

This is 2014, giant sized metal boxes under your desk are are on their way out. 

 

Edit:  Less than $600

http://www.newegg.ca...E16834314127CVF


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PrototypeRewired #8 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:51

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All you need to play this game effectively is a steady 30 frams with TS running.

 

All you need is the bare minimum for graphics, and on a laptop I'd recommend you run everything on min anyways this way you aren't straining the machine. If you care about graphics, and your on a budget laptop, well...you it's best you stop careing about graphics.

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In your price range I found these this should run 30 with TS on min.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834216745

 

I recommend you find a copy of WIN 7 somewhere are install that instead of useing 8. As 8's been kicking teammates of mine in the middle of their games.

 



HowitzerBlitzer #9 Posted May 10 2014 - 01:56

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View PostWindyCityHawk, on May 09 2014 - 20:22, said:

 

I had one, it combusted (Smoked) after 2 months.



Willy_W_Wonka #10 Posted May 10 2014 - 02:15

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I suggest that you look to get your hands on an Alienware m14x R2 or R3 if you are lucky second hand. What sets them apart from other laptops is the quality and they are not always MacBook prices, I scored a M11x for only $200 cash and only needed to spend $8 to fix the hinge plus it plays well enough. Always look for quality and price not just features with price, Lenovo Ideapads are not well built and can easily break much like Asus as well anything from HP. HP is very bad about board level failures as well bad construction with screens getting cracked.

 

As a laptop collector I can't recommend anything else but Alienware for gaming and when they go bad parts are vastly easier to track down than Asus or Lenovo. Rebuilding Macs isn't fun :hiding:



Macabe #11 Posted May 10 2014 - 05:40

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View PostLatexSniper, on May 09 2014 - 17:51, said:

 

This is 2014, giant sized metal boxes under your desk are are on their way out. 

 

 

Weren't they saying that in the 1990s? 20+ years later and desktops are still better than laptops and all-in-ones. Until they find a way to match the performance of a top of the line desktop to a laptop format WITHOUT any issues such as overheating/performance downgrades, desktop is here to stay.



AnArmyofBun #12 Posted May 10 2014 - 06:27

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View PostLatexSniper, on May 09 2014 - 20:51, said

This is 2014, giant sized metal boxes under your desk are are on their way out. 

 

Sure.  Because a laptop can even come close to what my box can do. It can't. 



LatexSniper #13 Posted May 10 2014 - 06:34

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View PostAnArmyofBun, on May 10 2014 - 06:27, said:

 

Sure.  Because a laptop can even come close to what my box can do. It can't. 


I said "on their way out".



angelo1166 #14 Posted May 14 2014 - 04:01

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Lenovo y410 is pretty good for the game

angelo1166 #15 Posted May 14 2014 - 04:08

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View PostLatexSniper, on May 10 2014 - 01:51, said:

That will work just fine.  I run an Acer laptop with AMD A10 Elite Quad Core CPU and an HD Radeon 8750M with 2GB VRAM.  I can get 50, 60, 70 fps on standard graphics wth available options set to high @ 1600x900 via HDMI to monitor.  On improved graphics with medium settings I get between 25-50 fps depending on what's happening on the map.

 

This is 2014, giant sized metal boxes under your desk are are on their way out. 

 

Edit:  Less than $600

 

 

if interest, here are more laptops less than $600 recommend to you, have a look http://gaminglaptopunder1000.org/best-gaming-laptops-under-600-dollars/



Hothead28 #16 Posted May 14 2014 - 04:08

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Get a PC to play games like this. If you want to play games with a laptop in the $800 range, go play Facebook games!

1SLUGGO1 #17 Posted May 14 2014 - 04:12

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View PostLatexSniper, on May 10 2014 - 06:34, said:


I said "on their way out".

 

No, they are not.



ARC_7697 #18 Posted May 14 2014 - 22:37

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When buying a laptop it is always best to have a customization feature the the seller provides. That way you can figure out the recommendations for running the Game or future games on your list. Cyberpower in my opinion is the best way to go with nearly a 100% customization to your laptop. They are a little pricey but I'm sure it would be worth it! :) Or if you want to go cheaper you can get the desktop/gaming computer. you can add more stuff to it while still maintaining a budget.

There is also a difference when you say laptop and gaming computer or laptop. It is like saying I want a normal car to race, no that wouldn't work you need a race car to race the race

http://www.cyberpowe...egory/notebook/

 

Hope this Helps with your decisions

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NASAcertified #19 Posted May 20 2014 - 01:34

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go to newegg.com

sooo much better computers for cheaper then bestbuy. i got a graphics card in mine 5x more powerful then the computer i was gonna get at bestbuy for the same price. 






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