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New to Computer gaming. Need a laptop. (Guild wars 2)

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August 15, 2012 1:33:39 AM

I preordered Guild wars 2 before i new the minimum requirements and my current laptop dosent have a good graphics card. I'm not very tech savy and it has been kind of daunting trying to find a reliable gaming laptop, given that I don't know alot about gaming laptops to begin with and it also needs to be good for school use (Nursing). Help!

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Guild Wars 2 Minimum System Requirements – PC:


OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 or ATI Radeon™ X1800, Intel HD 3000 equivalent.
Hard Disk: 25 GB space
High Speed Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard and mouse

Guild Wars 2 Recommended System Requirements:


OS: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E7500 2.93 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better.
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4000 series


BUDGET- $1500 if you find anything great that is $400 over budget I'm still open to it. I want quality, and dont mind spending a little extra...but only a little because thats all I have.
August 15, 2012 2:30:31 AM

If you'd like to spend less than $1500, then this Sager NP6165 will be a great choice at a little under $900. It should run GW2 very well (considering GW2 can run on weak integrated graphics):

- GT 650m, 1GB GDDR5
- i5-3210m
- 8GB DDR3-1600
- 500GB hybrid hard drive -or- 750GB 7200RPM HDD

By default, it doesn't come with an operating system. However, being a student, you should check and see if you can get a 64-bit version of Windows 7 for free (or cheap). If you can, that'll save you a handful of money, because adding on W7 through xoticpc will cost $80.

If you're looking for a little more performance, the Sager NP9130 is also a great option:

- GTX 670m, 1.5GB GDDR5
- i5-3210m
- 8GB DDR3-1600
- Same hard drive options as the NP6165

There's a lot more you can customize on both of them, (such as upgrading to an i7, adding SSDs, etc). Most of it's not real helpful (external displays, wireless cards, etc), but some of it can be.
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August 15, 2012 5:53:18 PM

Thank you! I really apprechiate it!
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September 14, 2012 9:36:19 PM

If you want to spend that kind of money on a computer I do NOT recommend Sager. Its a situation where you really get the bang for your buck as far a specs but the computer sacrifices quality by putting in subpar components.

I would recommend looking at MSI's computers. They are well built, have great specs, and quality customer support.
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