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Is this Laptop acceptable for starcraft 2 and diablo 3?

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May 2, 2012 4:45:48 AM

I plan on playing Star Craft 2 and Diablo 3 on at least medium graphic settings. I came across this laptop at walmart for $478.00 and i was wondering if it would be efficient enough for these games.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
May 2, 2012 4:51:47 AM

That A6 might be a tad underpowered, but it might work. If you want to be safe I'd go with an A8 laptop.
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May 2, 2012 5:04:19 AM

The integrated graphics on the A6 fall a bit short of blizzard's system requirements for diablo 3, let alone the recommended settings.

That said, I have heard the game is playable on remarkably low end machines. It might not be very enjoyable though, and It's just my guess that SC2 will handle it worse.
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May 2, 2012 5:08:34 AM

Eh, to clarify I believe both games will be quite playable (30-40fps) at lower resolution / graphic detail
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May 2, 2012 5:25:54 AM

In StarCraft 2 you will probably get around mid 20's FPS with medium graphics @ 1366x768 resolution. Don't know about D3, but I suspect similar results.
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May 2, 2012 6:11:35 AM

might want to go with something a little more powerfull to be sure tho.
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May 2, 2012 3:06:45 PM

So, is that the best laptop for the $500 dollar range? For games like Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 anyways?
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May 2, 2012 4:00:33 PM

The following bundle is not bad you get a messenger bag, a wireless mouse an a 15.6" Acer Aspire with an A6-3420 and a Radeon HD 7670m graphic card for $530.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

It should also allow you to play those games with high graphic settings, but the i5-2410m CPU in the 17.3" Acer laptop I linked above is a lot more powerful than a Llano A6-3410. Then again, a 15.6" laptop is easier to carry around.
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May 2, 2012 4:04:40 PM

I have been able to play Diablo 3 on low settings with 25-30fps (tolerable) on a laptop with an i3-2350, 4GB of RAM and an Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics controller. Does it look good? No, but it allowed me to play at work.

Edit: if you're not an AMD CPU fan, you can get this laptop with an i5-2450m and AMD 7670m graphics card as well for $495 after rebate. It is refurbished but I've bought refurbs from TigerDirect before with no issues: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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May 9, 2012 7:58:09 PM

Best answer selected by Fillanegro.
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