Now before someone berates me for gaming on a laptop (and the one I have currently ain't really made for gaming) can I just say that I have been able to play most modern games on my laptop with little to no problems (except for over-heating after 2+ hours, which I promtly cure with shutting it down).
However, with the imminent arrival of Diablo 3, I want to make sure that I can play this long-awaited game without having to play on low setting and 10 fps.
The current Minimum Requirements for Diablo 3 are:
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz -or- AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT -or- ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
And my current set-up is:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU 28700 @ 2.53 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Basically what I'm here to ask is 2 things:
1) Can someone recommend me a couple good laptop graphics card that would allow me to play D3 on without having to use low setting, that is UNDER $175-$200?
2) If I get a new graphics card, will I be able to play without problems?
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
Isn't what I have better? (other than the graphics card)
And when I say it gets hot, I don't mean to the point where it gets damaged or shuts off automatically, I just mean there's a noticeable difference in temperature and I panic and shut it off. Most blizzard games never give me this problem anyway.