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May 18, 2012 5:43:19 PM

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.

Laptop 1 -

ASUS X53SD-SX189V 15.6" LAPTOP
Dedicated Graphics: nVidea GT 610 2G VRAM
Storage (hard drive): 750 GB
Processor Name: Intel Core i5

Laptop 2 -

ACER ACELXRR902013 15.6" LAPTOP

Brand: ACER
Screen Size (inch): 15.6 inches
Memory (RAM): 6 GB
Storage (hard drive): 750 GB
Processor Model: B800

Laptop 3

ACER ASPIRE-5349 15.6" LAPTOP

Screen Size (inch): 15.6 inches
Memory (RAM): 6 GB
Storage (hard drive): 750 GB
Processor Name: Intel Celeron Dual Core
Processor Model: B815


Laptop 4

Acer Aspire 5738DZG 3D Laptop

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a c 244 D Laptop
May 19, 2012 6:16:36 AM

None of those laptops are recommended for gaming but if they are your only choices,then go with the ASUS X53
May 19, 2012 2:22:13 PM

Sorry to bother you again

What desktop would be best to run all the sims expansion packs and stuff packs on high quality

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a c 244 D Laptop
May 19, 2012 6:17:47 PM

For desktops,mid range cards like HD 6770(and higher models) can max it out and for notebooks,cards like GT 650M will play it fine
May 19, 2012 6:23:33 PM

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)
- DDR3
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
Webcam Yes
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

HP TouchSmart 520-1085uk 23" All-in-One PC


Would this run the sims 3 in HIGH quality
a c 244 D Laptop
May 20, 2012 10:09:30 AM

I always recommend building your own desktop rather than buying an AIO PC but if you can't,then it can handle Sims 3 fine on low resolutions
November 17, 2012 2:00:14 PM

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 ! :o  ) 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.
November 17, 2012 2:41:56 PM

bugsbunny22, what is your max budget for a laptop?
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