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Guild Wars 2 - Can this Laptop handle it?

Last response: in Video Games
January 9, 2013 5:41:48 AM

I’m pretty computer illiterate so shopping for a new laptop that can handle this game has been relatively mind numbing with a) being on a very small budget ($420 & lower), not really knowing where the better deals are, and c) having so many different hardware names and number thrown at my face.

I also hear tell that and AMD processor isn't well suited for gaming or, specifically, playing GW2. Though there are arguments stating otherwise. Though it has an AMD A8 processor, wouldn't this still be pretty slow in a busy game like GW2 if it's coming it at 1.9 GHz? Oh Best Buy online... why are you the easiest and seemingly cheapest to shop..?

That said, any help and/or guidance as to what will suffice and what just wont cut it regarding this laptop/for the game would be sweet. I’m not to hard up on graphic as much as I am performance(if that with this system). Maybe a desk top would be better? I obviously don’t know…

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read of this! :love: 

Processor Brand AMD
Processor Platform AMD VISION A8 APU
Processor AMD A8-Series
Processor Speed 1.9GHz
Battery Type 6-cell lithium-ion
Display Type High-definition widescreen LED-backlit with BrightView technology (1600 × 900)
Cache Memory 4MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM) 4GB
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3 SDRAM
Computer Hard Drive Size 640GB
Optical Drive DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds
Direct-Disc Labeling No
Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class
Video Memory Up to 2029MB total available
Wireless Networking Wireless-B+G+N
Bluetooth-Enabled No
PCMCIA Slots None
USB 2.0 Ports 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0
Battery Life Not available
Operating System Platform Windows
Operating System Windows 8
Graphics Chip AMD/ATI
Drive Capacity 640GB
Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class
January 17, 2013 4:29:48 AM

So it looks like the specs of that laptop are pretty good. I dont normally recommend AMD processors. The intel Core family is usually superior to just about anything. That being said I think this laptop should be able GW no problem. Also, for future reference, no processor is really suited for gaming. They are made to run at certain speeds and process certain amounts of data in a certain amount of time. People who say that AMD is bad for games are probably just dire hard Intel fans and vise versa. If you have any other questions just post!