Is this laptop good enough to run world of warcraft okay?
http://www.frys.com/product/8000694?site=sa:adpages%20page:P1_FRI%20date:030714 here is the link to the one i was planning on buying
Christopher Duncan said:Yes that laptop will run wow perfectly. World of Warcraft is based off a windows xp OS. So basicly anything can run wow fine. I had a old hp laptop from 2004 and could play wow pretty well. Not at max settings though, but it worked.
oh really well in that case do you think it might be a bit over kill or will it just run on low-medium settings?
Yes, you can just adjust your settings and you should be just fine. Do you have a target fps that you are trying to achieve. A lot of times it depends on what the gamer wants. Some gamers like max settings and still want over 60 fps while they play while playing at 1080p. Personally, I don't think wow's graphics are amazing at all so I turn all settings down and I might raise a couple of them if I feel like it. I just built a budget PC with an A6-6400k with no discrete graphics card and turning all settings down, while out questing I got up to 100 fps at 720p. Hope that helps a little.
Despite what are people telling you WoW isn't going to work particularly well on this laptop.
As any MMORPG World of Warcraft relies on CPU power a lot especially in raid or battlegrounds - e.g. many people around you. You will have a horrible experience where your FPS will drop to 8-10 FPS even on low settings.
This laptop is good only for internet browsing and using Word, Excel and that sort of stuff.