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So i got the 17.3" acer with the quad phenom and radeon 6470m and i love it......i installed BFBC2 and im a little disappointed in the performance so far......... i had to turn down settings to all low with 1xaa 1xaf at 1208x700 or whatever i diddnt get fraps yet but i can feel it....... i still have some tweaking to do and im sure it will help but i dont feel to confident about it....currently im installing sc2 and lets see if it can handle that....... everything else is sweet the screen is large and beautiful keyboard is sweet(chicklet) speed for regular usage is great and peppy....it maybe too early to know how well in general it will be but this is initial impressions....
 
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post #12 of 27
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Does this sound about normal for a lappy with these specs i expected it to run things allot better, but then again im really new into this whole laptop world.
 
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post #13 of 27
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Does this sound about normal for a lappy with these specs i expected it to run things allot better, but then again im really new into this whole laptop world.
Sounds normal for a low-end gpu.
Make sure HSAO and Bloom are off in BC2.
Edited by Deluxe - 7/25/11 at 8:05am
post #14 of 27
I'm not a laptop gamer, so I'm not sure how relevant my limited knowledge is, but judging by the specs on that laptop I would say you shouldn't have to run BFBC2 at its lowest settings...i mean, i think AA really kills your FPS, so I would maybe recommend turning it completely off and trying to run at a higher screen resolution with improved graphics and see if that bumps you up...but even my workstation laptop can run BFBC2 at average graphic settings (i think i had AA turned off) and my Quadro card is certainly not very good for gaming...how does SC2 run?
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post #15 of 27
Yea I would not be disapointed as it will preform on par,

I true gaming lappy will roll at 1K plus


Here are a few


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230103
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post #16 of 27
Yeah I'm sorry to tell you mate but that sounds about right. A few years ago it was easy to find midpriced lappys with good GPUs, I got my lappy with a 4650 in it for £600 and that runs BC2 on high at 1400x900. Now you have to break the bank.

This is the writeup on the 6470M- http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...M.43075.0.html
Edited by Tigalione - 7/25/11 at 8:12am
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i dunno...maybe someone can speak to the validity of this review site, but according to it BFBC2 with that card should run better than the lowest settings...?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...M.43075.0.html
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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by =JLumbs= View Post
So i got the 17.3" acer with the quad phenom and radeon 6470m and i love it......i installed BFBC2 and im a little disappointed in the performance so far......... i had to turn down settings to all low with 1xaa 1xaf at 1208x700 or whatever i diddnt get fraps yet but i can feel it....... i still have some tweaking to do and im sure it will help but i dont feel to confident about it....currently im installing sc2 and lets see if it can handle that....... everything else is sweet the screen is large and beautiful keyboard is sweet(chicklet) speed for regular usage is great and peppy....it maybe too early to know how well in general it will be but this is initial impressions....
It's a laptop. Unless you're paying really big money and getting high-end laptop graphics, you won't be gaming fluidly on high settings in any demanding game.
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I would go with the 17.3" Phenom
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Hey OP. I feel a little late to the party and you've already bought a laptop. If you can I'd highly suggest returning it ASAP. You're not gonna do much gaming on either of those unless its older games.

I assume you're Canadian because the futureshop/best buy sites. I'll have a quick look in under the $600 price range and hopefully there's something better then what you picked out.

I'm surprised no one pointed out that gaming on those things would be pretty weak...

EDIT:
Here. It's $579 which is only $30 more and it has a 5650 dedicated GPU with 1GB RAM which I think is much better then what you have.

Acer Aspire 15.6" AS5552G-5828
Edited by Damarious25 - 7/25/11 at 8:36am
    
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