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So my co-worker is pretty excited about D3 and playing over the weekend when it comes out but he wants it on a laptop. I read up on the min requirements but how does that translate to laptop GPU's since they run a bit different.

Also is this game more CPU reliant? Even D2 loves my quad core (was this added in 1.13?)

Any information is good info!!

Also could you link to laptops that'll run it no more than 500 dollars (unless it's a rreeaallly good deal)
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It is more CPU dependent so having a fast dual core matters most. I have this laptop and it runs pretty well on solo runs (30-60 fps medium settings). When playing with 3 other people it lags (10-40 fps), I'm guessing it is due to the slow speed of the amd a8 cpu as my graphics is pretty good for a laptop. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158377

I would recommend getting a i3/i5 and a decent graphics card. such as this laptop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215256
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Your 2nd link is way above the price point frown.gif

Thanks though!
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My buddys A8 HP Dv6000 Runs D3 pretty well on all high with shadows off at 1366x768. He got his for around 600 I believe there is a open box on newegg right now for the same lappy for 500.

EDIT: Not open box it's refurbished but it's only 450.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158224
Edited by amd4200 - 4/28/12 at 3:38pm
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I won't deal with HP. They're failure rate is too high for motherboards. I've also got about 12 friends all who have HP laptops that aren't working because of such. Some might have had luck with them but I'm not going to risk him getting a laptop and have it die. I'll go with Acer (the new generation Acer's are a lot better since they turned the company around), Lenovo and even Dell
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ooo interesting, are those A8's pretty good at that frequency?
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In my opinion I would stay away from the AMD laptops. My brother has a dual core i3 and feels much faster in games than my a8.
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That's what I was thinking. I'm generally a fan of AMD and always build desktops using them but it's no lie I've always used Intel for laptops. I have a phenom II X3 in my current laptop and I like it.
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ooo interesting, are those A8's pretty good at that frequency?

Sorry it took so long to reply. The A8 is a very good Budget CPU An Intel variant would be faster yes but It would also most likely have Intel graphics.. We all know the horrors of that. The A8 Is on par with the i3 and is more than enough for today's games Plus it has an integrated 6620.
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