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Is Vaio S 15" laptop good for gaming?

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January 19, 2013 4:07:11 PM

I've just bought a Sony laptop with the following specs:

-i7 3632 QM (3rd generation) processor, 2.20Ghz with turboboost up to 3.10 Ghz (Quad-core)
-8 GB DDR3L RAM
-Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE( 2gb dedicated), also Intel HD 4000 graphics
-750 GB Hdd
-1920x1080 resolution.

I do not have so much information about hardware, so I want to ask if this laptop can run games like FarCry 3, Skyrim, Shogun 2 Total War in high settings?
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January 19, 2013 4:09:18 PM

Hi :) 

NO... GAMING + LAPTOP = OXYMORON...

All the best Brett :) 
January 19, 2013 4:37:10 PM

It looks fine for gaming although my Sony Vaio make me want to kill myself due to the fact I can't even run TF2, Minecraft, and Terraria on low.
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January 19, 2013 5:04:34 PM

That is the same GPU that is used in the Razer Edge tablet thing, and you have a faster CPU so you should be able to run most games on low-medium. According to some CES stuff, the Edge can do Dishonored on medium at 1366 x 768, so at 1920 x 1080 you could probably do low. I'm not sure about Far Cry 3, Skyrim and Shogun 2. Far Cry 3 is very demanding in general, and Skyrim is CPU intensive, and that CPU has a low clock speed. I have never played nor heard anything about Shogun 2 so I can't really comment on that.

It looks like a nice laptop, the problem is just that laptops aren't designed for gaming as Brett said.
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January 19, 2013 7:24:02 PM

DON'T underestimate shogun 2 friend. Because you can see 32000 soldier moving at a time so if you want to keep that thing you shouldn't think about shogun 2.
January 19, 2013 8:00:58 PM

It's fairly weak, the performance of the GT 640m LE is 20% below the regular GT 640m. You bought a sinking ship my friend. :( 
January 21, 2013 4:25:02 PM

Itll run any modern game at least on low
January 23, 2013 9:06:42 AM

But how come? Right now i'm playing bf3 on high settings and there isnt any lag
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