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Is this enough to run Team Fortress 2?

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Ok, if I keep my grades up, my mom promised me that she would buy me a laptop. So this is me dreaming right now. If I do keep them up, I know it would have to be cheap. Now I was looking at this and was wondering if the integrated i3 graphics would be enough to run Team Fortress 2 and possibly starcraft 2. This is all on the condition that I keep my grades up (I should be working on my essay right now. ). If you guys could recommend something better for this price or less, it would be great as well. http://www.dell.com/us/dfb/p/vostro-...ils&ref=gzilla
Edited by SalisburySteak - 3/23/11 at 12:14am
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Broken link.
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Broken link.
Dang. Let me just throw in some specs:
Vostro V130
i3-380UM @1.33 ghz
1366x768
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
320gb 7200rpm hard drive
2gb ram
6 cell battery
Bluetotth 3.0
Wireless N
$460
I really love the sleekness of it. I guess I'm looking for a thin & light

Edited by SalisburySteak - 3/23/11 at 12:08am
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Proc speed and graphics adapter?

Do you have a model number for the laptop?
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Intel HD Graphics...

No it probably won't.
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Broken link, but few years ago before the medic update I was playing on my AMD Athlon 64 3000+ single core with an AGP (9600 XT) graphics card on low resolution with acceptable FPS (though very slow loading times).

Now it's probably very different after all these updates, TF2 is more CPU dependent than GPU so as long as the laptop has a decent CPU and a GPU equal to any GPU which came out in the last 3 years it should be fine.

Edit: 1.33ghz CPU? Maybe on low settings, even on my setup my framerate drops when looking in the general direction where people are even if there's a wall in front of them (turn back around and I get 5x the FPS), not sure why this happens.
Edited by Lahey - 3/23/11 at 12:07am
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My 'power required' sense is kinda whacked out because my computers are never low-end, but I think you might be able to play at acceptable framerates at low settings.
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It would be iffy with integrated intel graphics. For about $900 you can get a laptop that would run those games pretty well. http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...wconfigure=yes $896 with a 1080p screen and an os. It will be hard to find a sleek, thin laptop for cheap that will run games.
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used or refubed asus g6x or g7x or m11x(biased)
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post #10 of 12
Zero chance of being able to play tf2 at an acceptable fps. Starcraft will work though but barely, and thats in 1v1 with low settings.

At $400 look at the dmz1 and x120e.

For $600 the m11x

for $800 the np5160

You can obviously find stuff thats onsale or refurbed for better better performance for your money, but right now those are a good starting point.
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