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SkanomoduSkanomodu Member Posts: 26

So I was looking for a new laptop to play guild wars 2 on and maybe some other games, and found this one at; (website in dutch)

price: 503 euros.


i5-2430M 2.40 GHz with Turbo boost up to 3.0 GHz

4.096 MB RAM

1 GB NVIDIA Geforce GT 525M graphic card


And I'm  not that good at computers so I wondered if it's any good for (casual) gaming and what games I'll be able to play on this lapop,I don't need to play everything at maximum graphics.

I'm also sure I want a laptop and not a desktop, because my parents are divorced and I want to be able to play games at both.


  • RobgmurRobgmur Member Posts: 322

    Now it really just depends on how much you want to spend.

    The video card on that laptop you listed is very Insufficiant for gaming even at medium-low on newer games. The CPU is also of lower strength in what you're looking for but I do realize the price there..

    Now say you up your budget a little, I would definately shoot for an i7 2630QM at minimum with say a gtx 560m

    Here's a general idea of the minimum I would look at for decent notebook gaming for the next year or so (roughly)

    FORCE 16F2-004 / MSI 16F2

    - 15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Glare Type Screen (SKU - X1R309)

    - 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM, 2.0-2.8GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache) (SKU - X2R205)

    - nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 (SKU - X3R453)

    - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2x4GB SODIMMS) (SKU - X4N281)

    -- 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 Sandforce Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 550MB/s - Write 500MB/s SSD Serial-ATA III) (SKU - X5R002)

    - 640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) (SKU - X5R251)

    -- Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software (SKU - X7R451)

    - Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)

    - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card (SKU - X8R001)

    - Integrated Digital Video Camera

    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included

    - Smart Li-ion Battery (9-Cell)

    - Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-Bit



    Now say you upgrade to a Clevo P150HM per say 15.6''model that can slot the HD6990 GPU, that would be ideal since it would in fact up the gaming performance by at least 40-50%. This would run you another ~400-500$$ though. It's all about how much money you are willing to part with.I would highly recommend grabbing a SSD for gaming(as listed above), that will however tack on a few hundred more $$. Of course just about anyone will tell you it's a bad bad idea to game on a notebook unless you really have to since half the price of the notebook could most likely get you far better performance put into a desktop. Now I run a pretty new beefy notebook and I’m very happy with it.. I'm stationed away from home where desktops are not an option. I have the freedom to run any game I want to maxed on everything, never once lag or even hick-up and it's very portable. I did pay a pretty penny for my laptop though.

    *Corsair Obsidian Series 650D *i5-2500K OC'd ~ 4.5
    *Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 mother board
    * Radeon HD 7970
    *8GB (4GBx2) 1600MHz Kingston HyperX
    *240GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III SSD

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,403

    For 503 euros, avoid Intel like the plague.  You are not gonna get a sufficient graphics chip with an Intel laptop in that price range.  Also for laptops shop Clevo, Sager, or ASUS if you are purchasing in Germany.

  • SkanomoduSkanomodu Member Posts: 26

    K, thanks for the replies. I´ll look for something else then.

  • sienosieno Member Posts: 119

    its a dell no dice sry man try to go with asus on tiger direct saw some refurbished ones for like under 1000$

    You want loot? Go kill some npcs, you wanna visit hades? come find ME, and dont forget to bring coins for the ferryman,

  • David_LopanDavid_Lopan Member UncommonPosts: 813

    I honestly dont see anything wrong with the I5 Proc, a GTX 560m/6950 would be alot better for gaming though.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 24,848

    If that's your budget, get a Llano A6 or A8 system and use the integrated graphics there.

  • ClassicstarClassicstar Member UncommonPosts: 2,697

    Originally posted by Cleffy

    For 503 euros, avoid Intel like the plague.  You are not gonna get a sufficient graphics chip with an Intel laptop in that price range.  Also for laptops shop Clevo, Sager, or ASUS if you are purchasing in Germany.

    Its DUTCH not bloody germany:P


    @OP videocard is to weak.

    Hope to build full AMD system RYZEN/VEGA/AM4!!!

    MB:Asus V De Luxe z77
    CPU:Intell Icore7 3770k
    GPU: AMD Fury X(waiting for BIG VEGA 10 or 11 HBM2?(bit unclear now))
    MEMORY:Corsair PLAT.DDR3 1866MHZ 16GB
    PSU:Corsair AX1200i
    OS:Windows 10 64bit

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