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Sony vaio - gaming usage??
Jun 4, 2012, 5:54 PM
Iv customised up a sony vaio for 740 with the following spec - do you think it will run BF3!?
Intel® CoreTM i7-3612QM,2.1GHz
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
500 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-SDRAM
AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7650M 2GB
couldnt get an ssd on it or performance Ram - my concern was the Graphics!!
thanks for your help
PS: any other recomendations for an athetically pleasing laptop for gaming lol
Jun 4, 2012
sony vaio gaming usage
Jun 4, 2012, 6:31 PM
It will run BF3.
You'll probably need to run on Low graphics settings to get a smooth, fluid gaming experience.
Jun 4, 2012, 6:39 PM
What kind of budget are you working with?
For just under $1000 you can get a
HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition 15.6" 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Core i7 Laptop
Includes Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD & 32GB SSD cache, 15.6" 1920x1080 anti-glare LCD w/ Geforce GT 650M.
With Blu-Ray, Bluetooth and backlit keyboard.
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Jun 4, 2012, 7:07 PM
im in the UK and my budget is £800 very max.....but i dont want a really chuncky one lol.... i cant seem to find that hp in the uk mate - checked on hp website
Jun 4, 2012, 7:18 PM
The new Ivy Bridge models have only been out a short while.
But I suspect when they do arrive the IVB/GT 650M combo will be over budget for you.
Size wise & weight wise the 15.5 Sony and 15.6" HP dv6 are nearly identical.
Got a link to your Sony model?
Jun 4, 2012, 7:25 PM
basically i just configured the E serioes on their website- ill link it anyway
i guess in essence a gaming laptop is out of my budget - this is as gd a spec as iv found for the price and i know the build quality is good too
Jun 4, 2012, 7:29 PM
i priced up a cyberpower system but customising takes the price up a bit much
Jun 4, 2012, 7:31 PM
my desktop is currently running a MSI 6850 1Gb GPU - how does that compare with the 2Gb 7650M in the laptop??
Jun 4, 2012, 7:46 PM
HD 7650M will perform a bit less than a desktop HD 5570
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