I am thinking about buying a new laptop as the sims 3 runs slow on my old laptop but i am looking for a laptop to play the sims 3 games,expansion packs and stuff packs on which i would like to run fast and also download custom content.
I know nothing about laptops so i need help on deciding what laptops to buy.
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2390T (2.7 to 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost, 5 GT/s (DMI), 6 MB L3 cache)
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM 6 GB (1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB)
Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6550A with Avivo technology
Screen type WLED
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen size 23"
Screen features Touch-enabled diagonal Full HD widescreen BrightView WLED
Hard drive 2000 GB
- 7200 rpm
- SATA 3G
Optical disk drive Slim Tray Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Memory card reader 6-in-1 memory card reader
USB Number of front panel USB ports: 2 x USB 3.0
Number of rear panel USB ports: 4
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
WiFi Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Audio interface 1 Beats stereo audio line out
1 Beats headphone/mic combo
1 Beats subwoofer out
Sound Onboard / Beats audio console
Keyboard & Mouse Wireless
Accessories included Wireless keyboard, Wireless optical mouse, Integrated webcam with built-in microphone, HP Win7 Media Center Remote Control
Software included Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®. Buy Office 2010 to use the full featured software.
HP TouchSmart 5.0 software suite; Beats Audio console; HP
LinkUp; HP Setup manager; HP Music; HP Games Console;
Cyberlink Power2Go; EasyBits Magic Desktop; Norton Online
Backup (30-day trial); Microsoft Internet Explorer; Adobe Reader;
Adobe Flash Player; Windows Live Essentials
Size 580 x 217 x 457 mm
Weight 11.7 kg
I currently have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and it worked great when I only had the Sims 3. But when I bought Ambitions and Latenight it started to run slow but still playable. Then, I bought Generations and it's ridiculously slow. I just bought Seasons but I'm definitely not interested in installing it on this laptop because it's obvious it can't handle the games. I looked up the specs and found out that my laptop has 1.4 GHZ (No wonder it was so slow ! ) So basically I'm looking for a laptop that can perform well with the expansions I have ( Sims 3, Ambitions, Latenight, Generations, Seasons & Im planning on buying Pets soon) while staying relatively in my budget ( $400). I've looked on various posts and I just thought I'll post my info up to get some assistance because I really miss playing my games its been way to long lol I also want to be about to video chat because I also use Oovoo.
Does anybody have any suggestions on which laptop I should get? I'm willing to up the price to $500 but it'll have to be worth it.