Hi guys, so for x-mas my dads got me a laptop, and his not exactly a techy guy, so his got me a kinda low end graphics card the specs are

SPECS (from pc world)
Processor Intel® Celeron® B830 processor (1.8 GHz, 5 GT/s, 2 MB L3 cache)

Operating System Windows 8

RAM 4 GB (Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3)

Graphics card Intel HD Graphics - integrated

Screen type HD BrightView LED-backlit

Screen resolution 1366 x 768

Screen size 15.6"

Screen features Widescreen

Hard drive 750 GB SATA (5400 rpm)

Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support

Memory card reader Digital media card reader

USB 3 x USB 2.0

FireWire No

Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth No

Video interface 1 x VGA port

1 x HDMI port

Audio interface - 3.5 mm audio in/out jack (headphone out, microphone in)

- Built-in Altec Lansing speakers

- Microphone

TV output No

Expansion card slot No

Sound Stereo

Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone

Keyboard & Mouse - Full size textured black keyboard
- TouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures and on/off button

Battery 6-cell Li-Ion polymer, up to 7 hours maximum battery life

Accessories included 65 W AC Power Adapter, Quick Tour guide, Compaq Manual

Software included Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update); HP Connected Music powered by Universal Music Group; HP Connected Photo; HP Games powered by WildTangent; HP Connected ePrint; Cyberlink Power DVD; Windows Live Essentials; Amazon Kindle

Size 31 x 376 x 247 mm (H (open) x W x D)

Weight 2.45 kg
So my question...
Will this be able to run good games? (e.g lucius or bf3 etc...)
or can i upgrade my graphics card?
Please reply fast i have 1 day to change it!!!!!
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  1. Uggh, Not a tech head at all..... How much is this laptop in question? Buying a branded computer thats "good" generaly cost anywhere between $1000- $1200 USD. And even then they sometimes have the audacity to not include a dedicated GPU

    Can build a system for about $700
  2. No and No

    Detailed I have no idea what Lucius is, but it won't run BF3, maybe it might run BF2 though.

    And no, usually laptops cannot receive GPU upgrades.
  3. simmons33: Ok and its only £279, he said i could get an expensive one if needed, so ill probably do that (in dollars its $450)

    cliffro: alright, lucius is a devil game (: and ahh dont they? ill probably get a new laptop then haha
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