I'm looking for a laptop that would be able to run SWTOR smoothly. My current laptop struggles on the lowest settings with anything that can be turned off being off, averaging 15-30 fps. Is there any laptops out there for a little bit over $600 or less that could possibly run this pretty smooth on medium/low settings?
AMD Turion II P540 Dual Core Processor, 2.4 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
Windows XP or later
Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.
Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:
ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
DVD-ROM drive - 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only)
I have a core i7 in my laptop, fortunately it has a discrete card as well and I can switch between the two (its an HP Envy 17) but if I'm running on Intel HD Graphics SWTOR won't even load. You won't be able to play the game without a discrete card.
The core i7 has HD3000 graphcis as well, the i5 you're looking at is slower, so if my computer won't even load the game under the HD graphics, yours won't either.