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Cheap Laptop with Dedicated GPU

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January 15, 2010 5:57:05 PM

Are there any laptops on the market right now that are worth buying and have a dedicated processor? I'm running a 3 year old lenovo with an integrated GPU, and it runs the sims 3, with lower graphics settings. Is there anything that would be able to runTS# with the normal settings, and without all the lag?

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January 17, 2010 3:15:46 AM

Sorry. I didn't know about this before.

1_What is your budget?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Most likely 1366x768

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
2.0 Ghz Dual-core processor

5_How much battery life do you need?
4 hours, if possible

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yes. Sims 3 on mid to high graphics settings.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
watching movies

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
At least 160GB

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible. It doesn't matter that it becomes outdated down the road. I just need it up to date now.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I would prefer brabds such as HP, Lenovo, etc.

13_What country do you live in?

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I would like an Intel processor.

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January 17, 2010 4:15:24 AM

Sorry but theres a lot of things wrong with what you're asking...

1. Most laptops under 700 or dollars come with AMD processors.

2. To get a true "dedicated" GPU and not a integrated one you need to raise your budget. The best thing I could find that was under 500 was a ATi 4100 and a ATi 3200. Those probably will struggle to play Sims 3 on med...

You're going to have to sacrifice somewhere, either raise your budget or play Sims on low/med. -- 4100 with AMD processor under 500. -- 130m with Intel processor $649
January 17, 2010 6:39:10 AM

Thanks a lot. Both of those laptops are great. I'll look primarily at the cheaper one, and compare it to the ones I had been looking at. This really helped.