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Can an i5 laptop with Nvidia Geforce 720 gt (6gb RAM) play a few games and not slow down the pc?

So I am looking to upgrade from my pc with Intel HD Graphics 4400 to an i5 laptop with Nvidia Geforce 720GT. With my current pc, I immediately noticed that my computer ran slower that normally when I played games like Minecraft and Wizard101. I want a laptop that can run the games that I play (Wizard101, Roblox, Minecraft, and GTA 4) with mid to high settings and not slow my computer down. Is this laptop right for me?

Here is the laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314178

[UPDATE] So I am currently looking at desktops. Any suggestions on one that I can get that is $500-600 and can play the games I listed (at least at medium settings for GTA 4)?

Here's a desktop that caught my attention: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AZ428N8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1389249408&sr=1-1
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  1. i ll tell the truth - if you want gaming but not so expensive - the computer itself, get a descktop . i did that mistake a year ago .
  2. Yes, that laptop will run the first 3 games at max settings. GTA 4 will run on low-medium settings; anything higher than that I cannot guarantee. Also, can I have a link somewhere referring to that laptop, because I'm curious about the 6 GB part.
  3. I don't see it playing GTA 4 very well. Also, your laptop slowed down because the CPU couldn't handle it. The GPU can slow down a game, not the computer itself. The GT 720M is a class 3 which means that while it could play minecraft, GTA 4 would probably only be playable at low settings. Perhaps telling us the make and model of laptop you're looking at would be of more help than just saying "i5 with a GT 720M" because there are other factors to consider as well.
  4. allocco91 said:
    Yes, that laptop will run the first 3 games at max settings. GTA 4 will run on low-medium settings; anything higher than that I cannot guarantee. Also, can I have a link somewhere referring to that laptop, because I'm curious about the 6 GB part.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314178
  5. Christiano Pasley said:
    allocco91 said:
    Yes, that laptop will run the first 3 games at max settings. GTA 4 will run on low-medium settings; anything higher than that I cannot guarantee. Also, can I have a link somewhere referring to that laptop, because I'm curious about the 6 GB part.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314178


    i dont trust Acer but it is a fair price .GT 740M would be better .
  6. if possible, get a desktop instead. if not, then just don't expect much esp when playing gta4, even good rig's cant run that game well.
  7. If that's all you're going to play, it should be OK. Leave the AA and textures off, or just get a desktop. I don't really trust Acer that much either, unless it's a monitor.

    Via my Acer Chromebook, lol
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.69 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.46 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $466.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 01:31 EST-0500)
  9. Best answer
    That desktop would run GTA 4 at high perfectly fine. Or you could build a computer like the one I posted, with premium parts, and save 150-200 dollars. It's your choice.
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