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Can this laptop run The Sims 3?

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October 4, 2011 1:26:52 PM

A friend of mine is obssesed with the sims 3, to the point where she is willing to buy a new laptop to run it. After some searching for deals she found this one, which should run it, but I would like some expert opinions. And how well do you think it will run?

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/retail-product.jsp?...

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October 4, 2011 5:46:31 PM

Windows XP SP2 / Vista SP1
2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
1.5 GB of RAM
6.1 GB of free disk space minimum (with at least 1 GB additional space for personalized content and registration of parties)
Graphics card with 128 MB with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
Latest version of DirectX 9.0c

Graphics cards
NVIDIA GeForce series FX 5900, FX 5950, 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800, 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800, 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800, G100, GT 120, GT 130 GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295
ATI Radeon 9500 series, 9600, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870, Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA Series 3 Series 4 GMA.

Incompatible Cards (non exhaustive list):

Radeon 9000 series, Radeon 9200 series (Radeon 9250 inclusive), GeForce4 MX420, GeForce4 MX440.

Note: For Windows computers equipped with integrated graphics chipsets, the game requires a chipset GMA 3-series or a set of integrated chips from Intel, a Pentium D 2.6 GHz or Core 2 Duo 1, 8 GHz or equivalent, 0.5 GB of additional RAM.

For Windows computers equipped with integrated graphics chipsets, the game requires a chipset GMA 3-series or a set of the latest integrated chips from Intel, a Pentium D 2.6 GHz or Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or equivalent, 0.5 GB of additional RAM.


In short, yes, but you may have to tweak the video settings as the laptop is using Intel HD integrated graphics and other games may not work very well.
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October 4, 2011 9:03:24 PM

That would barely, barely run the game. If she bought that, then I think pretty soon she will be frustrated with it.

It's almost like throwing away $510 + taxes + shipping because it will not be a good gaming experience.

At a minimum, I would get the following Acer Aspire with an AMD A8-3500M APU + Radeon HD 6470 for $519

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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