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I'm looking for a budget laptop that can run the game swtor. I'll only use this laptop to check my ingame mail and sales. For "real" gaming I'll use my desktop. Low settings is not a problem. I can buy a laptop with these specs for around $390:

Intel i3-2310M (2,10 GHz )
4GB
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
HD 500 GB
15.6" (1366 x 768)
Windows 7 Premium

I also read something about AMD cpu's with integrated gpu. Are these more powerfull is this price range?
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here's something it should run swtor but it wont be pretty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312242
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I'm looking for a budget laptop that can run the game swtor. I'll only use this laptop to check my ingame mail and sales. For "real" gaming I'll use my desktop. Low settings is not a problem. I can buy a laptop with these specs for around $390:
Intel i3-2310M (2,10 GHz )
4GB
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
HD 500 GB
15.6" (1366 x 768)
Windows 7 Premium
I also read something about AMD cpu's with integrated gpu. Are these more powerfull is this price range?

With a dual core low end cpu you better not park in a main city or you'll get 1 fps.
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post #4 of 5
Coming from an Nvidia supporter... Look, Star Wars isn't hard on hardware, poorly coded games are never blamed its the hardware...

At Medium Detail a APU would be fine, make sure you get a laptop that has two SO-DIMM slots and make sure you upgrade to 8GB of 1600Mhz in dual channel mode since most laptops in this price range are only coming with one stick of memory.

Ramp up the APU's frame buffer to 1GB, you can spare it, Windows only needs 4GB to run its best. That should be fine, you can run BF3 on low detail on most APU's, the faster the better. That said Trinity is 40-50% faster than Llano on the GPU side of things.
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Also you can get a Quad Core APU (Asus) at Best Buy for $20 less than that Lenovo.... ($379.99) sale ends on the 22nd however.
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