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Will my laptop run Guild Wars 2 smoothly?

SamaPySamaPy AsuncionPosts: 2Member Uncommon

I just saw guild wars 2 is 49.99 now and no more 60 dollars so I wanted to try it out since i havent been playing any mmo lately. My laptop isnt good but i just want to know if i will be able to play on atleast medium settings and smoothly. Also if my laptop would be able to hande WvW battles.

My specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel i5-2410m 2.30ghz

6gb Ram

Intel HD 3000/ AMD 6300M

The laptop is and HP Envy 14.



  • HalandirHalandir nnPosts: 768Member Uncommon

    It won't run smoothly, not even at minimum settings.

    One of my work laptops is a HP Elitebook 8560p with slightly higher specs than yours (2.5GHz i5 and Amd6470m) and I tried to run GW2 on it: 15-20 FPS at minimum settings, downsampling and a lower setting than the native 1600*900.



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  • LithiumTeaLithiumTea Shelby Township, MIPosts: 16Member
    You might want to try The Secret World. JMO... I've played both and TSW seems to be a bit  more friendly with a low-end or high-end system.
  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,102Member Uncommon
    No matter how good or bad your laptop is, it is going to need a cooling mat.

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • TrykenTryken Ultima Online Correspondent Orlando, FLPosts: 63Member

    Hi, dual-core 2.0's here, and it runs alright on minimum settings. I think GW2 will run alright at your lowest settings. granted, I'm getting 15-28 FPS, which is certainly low, but I still find it tolerable on my laptop. Of course, I have a gaming rig, so I can run it on maximum normally, but when I'm on a business trip, I find my laptop to deal with it fine.

    Really, you want a home-built PC. It's not hard, so don't get into too much stress about it. Many people can help guide you through it for minimum cost. It seems intimidating, but it isn't. Laptops just aren't gaming machines.

  • ShmackpappyShmackpappy Grand Island, NYPosts: 75Member
    Originally posted by Tryken
    Laptops just aren't gaming machines.

    Not true.  There are several manufacturers of gaming laptops that aren't that much more than a desktop.  The tech has come a long way.  I have a two year old Sager laptop that runs GW2 at nearly max setting without issue.

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member Uncommon

    From their official site:


    Windows® Minimum System Requirements


    • Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
    • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3 OR AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
    • 2 GB RAM
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
    • 25 GB available HDD space
    • Broadband Internet connection
    • Keyboard and mouse



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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,914Member Uncommon
    I5 is more than enough for gw2 (not to play know high or max obviously). But you don't have a discreet gpu which is bad so I have no idea how it will run. I play the game on duo core and it's okay on low settings.

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