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How good is a second gen 35W i5?

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Some guy offered me his i5 lenovo laptop for my Xeons.

It has an iGPU, so how good is it for playing old games li,e L4D and maybe CSGO on 1366*768 with no AA?

Is the laptop worth $400?

Thanks in advance.
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I assume Sandy Bridge?

I have a i5-2415M 2.3Ghz (Turbo to 3.0Ghz).
Performance wise runs great when paired with 8GB and a 120GB SSD. I had no issues and doesn't skip a beat for any of my professional applications (Adobe Suite, Maya, Inventor, Windows 7 VM + OSX, etc). IGP (HD3000 with 700mbish shared vram) performance is pretty good for casual/light gaming. I use mine for gaming when I'm away from home and have free time. All at 1280x800.....

Under OSX/OpenGL. For the Windows versions you'll be roughly similar or higher.
Borderlands 2: Low All - 24-30fps average
CSGO: High with AA 35fps average
CoD4: High 1280x800 at 40fps Average on (40+ Servers). Gain 4-5fps on lower population servers
DoD1.4/CS1.6: 60fps all times

Under Windows/DirectX:
Dishonored: 23-30fps Low
Borderlands 2: Low All - 24-30fps average
Mechwarrior Online: Low 23-26fps

For what you want to seem to play should be fine as a secondary rig.
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Thanks, the CSGO on high with AA is the most demanding game I'm going to play on it and the iGPU is pretty good at it.
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