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Star Wars the Old Republic computers

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November 4, 2011 10:59:55 PM

I am purchasing a new computer for swtor and and a few builds. Of course, I would like to spend less money, but I want a computer that will be able to run it at a decent level (I don't mind minimum graphics/settings)
I have three laptop builds.

1. Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd-gen
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit, English
AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M (64-bit) 512MB (Dual)
2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M processor 2.40 GHz w/ Turbo Boost to 3.00 GHz
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

2. Dell Inspiron 14R 2nd-gen
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit, English
Intel HD Graphics/HD Graphics 3000 with up to 1.6GB Dynamic Video Memory
2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M processor 2.40 GHz w/ Turbo Boost to 3.00 GHz
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

3. Dell XPS 15
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus
2nd gen Intel Core i5-2430M processor 2.40 GHz w/ Turbo Boost to 3.00 GHz
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

Obviously the last one is the best, but how would the other ones run the game?
November 5, 2011 1:43:26 AM

Luckily SWTOR is cpu based so you can afford to not have the eye candy. I think the only one to have issues would be #2 but the HD3000 isn't too bad for an integrated gpu. It seems like a waste to buy a low end laptop to play SWTOR when you could just build a low end desktop and have no issues playing.

Also if you say it's for college just get a desktop :p  You'd be surprised how often you just sit at your desk with it anyway.
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