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Sony vaio - gaming usage??

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June 4, 2012 5:54:04 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

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June 4, 2012 6:31:20 PM

Hello dunn2k;

It will run BF3.
You'll probably need to run on Low graphics settings to get a smooth, fluid gaming experience.

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June 4, 2012 7:07:17 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 :/ 
June 4, 2012 7:18:03 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?
June 4, 2012 7:25:02 PM

basically i just configured the E serioes on their website- ill link it anyway :)  https://shop.sony.co.uk/shop/b2c/cto/navigate/(xcm=PCM_b2ccrmstandard&layout=27_184_176_151&uiarea=1)/.do?from=Accessories&to=looks

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
June 4, 2012 7:31:13 PM

my desktop is currently running a MSI 6850 1Gb GPU - how does that compare with the 2Gb 7650M in the laptop??
June 4, 2012 7:46:21 PM

HD 7650M will perform a bit less than a desktop HD 5570
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