I made a similar thread yesterday but I forgot to ask a question. I'm buying a laptop primarily for playing battlefield 3 and hopefully if I can run it, battlefield 4. As these are both very demanding games and I'll probably be playing on 1366x768 to reach those higher frames. I want to get the 1920x1080 screen, but I'm worried how battlefield and other demanding games like Arkham City and Max Payne 3 would look in 1366x768. I just want to make sure the graphics would be better than the graphics on my ps3, as I don't want to spend 1000$ on a laptop when my console has better graphics.
The other specs of this laptop are:
More about :running games native resolution significantly worse
If you really want to game like crazy I would build a desktop instead of a laptop. Laptops are far more expensive than desktops and the difference in performance is big.
That GPU is able to run battlefield but not on mid/high/ultra settings. Maybe on low with a lot of settings turned down.
Thanks for the replies. I don't like the feel of desktops, I like the portability of laptops and the fact that I can do everything on one machine. I'm just asking if it's worth getting a 1920x1080 laptop if I'll be playing many demanding games on non-native resolution.
Desktops take up alot of space in your house, I bought a laptop for playing Wow a few years back then decided to make room for one so I see what your saying.
A 660M isn't a bad GPU, espically for a laptop, but I don't think it'll be able to play everything on max detail for very long. You got to remember that on a laptop you'll never be able to upgrade the GPU so I would maybe look toward spending a bunch more money for a 580M instead.
As for resolution, I've had problems before where windows won't let me pick my monitors native resolution, so I'm left finding my own and usually you can find a different one for each game that looks almost decent, it's still not an ideal way to play however. The FPS drop between 1080p and 1366x768 I'm guessing would be somewhere around 10 fps on average.
I would get a better one, but my budget is 1000$, maybe 1200 max. Any chance I'd be able to run the next battlefield game? I'm not picky, wouldn't mind running it at lowest settings possible. And yeah, BF3 on console makes me rage.
Almost forgot, Thanks for the replies.
I may have the world's worst laptop (acer aspire 6930g Intel centrino dual core @ 2.00 1.99 Ghz, Ati m radeon HD 4650 1gb and 4gb of RAM) and i play skyrim @ high settings with AA and Antisotropic and Vsync OFF and native 1366x768 but i never go higher than 39fps.. basically what i'm saying is DON'T BUY A PHUCKING LAPTOP NEVER!!!! they're not made for gaming like at all.