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http://www.zipsprocket.com/toshiba-n...0gb-4gb-1.html

Maybe something like that? I've lowered my expectations from maximum settings. After all, this isn't going to be my main computer. But I'd still like to be able to see everything going on. I don't need to max AA, but I would like to get rid of some jagged edges. I'm looking at somewhere in the middle for graphic settings.
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Didn't read the whole thread, but if no one mentioned all ready I would suggest a used/refurbished asus rog laptop...wont max it but best bang for the buck. Obviously not a g73 as those will still be 900+ previous generation stuff
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Wait for AMds Llano and see what they have to offer.
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Didn't read the whole thread, but if no one mentioned all ready I would suggest a used/refurbished asus rog laptop...wont max it but best bang for the buck. Obviously not a g73 as those will still be 900+ previous generation stuff
I agree, I routinely see refurbs of the G72 like I have for about $700.
 
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I'm skeptical of refurbished laptops. Am I being silly about that?
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post #26 of 42
I'm selling a laptop which should do a good job. Little over your budget but not much.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG-7360
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Originally Posted by Damarious25 View Post
I'm selling a laptop which should do a good job. Little over your budget but not much.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG-7360
Intel Core i3-370 @ 2.4GHz, 3MB cache
ATI Mobility HD 5650 1GB
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That's not too bad. Screen is way too small but that's just my preference. Not sure about the i3's, not much experience with them personally.

Anyway, here's a couple quick shots I took in Stormwind (can't do Org, I don't play Horde)

Maxed settings but shadows on "Good"



Fully maxed settings including shadows.



Don't worry about that 18 that fraps shows, it hit that because of the screenshot. it hovers about 25-26 mid city fully maxed.

Really the major thing that affects playability is shadows, going from Ultra to Good on shadows I gain 10 fps in the city. Outside there's almost no difference. Raiding I drop the shadows to Good.
 
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post #28 of 42
Shouldn't take screens in SW, bandwidth lag.
Just let FRAPS run and take some screens.

Would a dual core AMD with a Radeon HD 4200 run WoW at 720p, decent settings?
Those can be had for around $500.
I'd sure like to try

It's hard to go back to WoW now for me, Rift's graphics and character models are so vastly superior when I see the block models of WoW and repeat patterns in the mipmapping when flying, I just can't let my imagination go that far anymore. The game can look good maxed but its still WoW.
Edited by amstech - 4/6/11 at 2:43pm
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The people who make comments that WoW isn't graphically intensive are incompetent. It's not the prettiest game but that doesn't mean the engine can't cause some strain on your system. It's not the most well coded engine, adding to an engine after release unless it's done really carefully (ie, not WoW) is typically sacrifices efficiency. The requirements of WoW in vanilla =/= to the requirements of WoW in cata, and unfortunately it isn't completely scalable so the minimum requirements rose.

My old HP dv6000 could play wow at minimum settings with around 30-40 fps in vanilla, as soon as wrath hit I was in the 10s and sometimes single digits.

That being said there is probably something out there in the 600 range that could play wow at a lower resolution (1024x768 minimum, 800x600 is horrendous) with spell effects somewhere that isn't minimum and projected textures enabled which is important for raiding (example, death and decay and consecrate like effects are projected textures). Other crap like shadows, weather effects, atmospheric bloom, AA and MSAA are not important for raiding.

Edit: That price is from a Canadian standpoint, it's probably lower for you 'murricans.
post #30 of 42
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Shouldn't take screens in SW, bandwidth lag.
Just let FRAPS run and take some screens.

Would a dual core AMD with a Radeon HD 4200 run WoW at 720p, decent settings?
Those can be had for around $500.
I'd sure like to try
I purposely took them in SW since he asked about getting 30-40fps in Org with far view distance.

Anywhere else on full Ultra settings, shadows included, I get anywhere from 45-120, just depends on the zone.

The main problem with questions like these is that "decent" is going to be subjective based on the individual. I was perfectly fine playing at 1280x800 with absolutely minimum settings on my old laptop. Most people would refuse to do so.
 
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