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#1 Feb 15 2011 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
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#2 Feb 15 2011 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
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There are more tech savvy people on this forum than I, but basing off of the performance I've had in Rift on my own system I would expect you could play Rift on medium but certainly not high settings with that laptop.
#3 Feb 15 2011 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the reply, so you think it will run Rift on medium without any issues?
#4 Feb 15 2011 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Judging by what that video card is the equivalent of, and the fact the i3 is only a dual core (if I recall correctly)...the laptop is similar to my old desktop before I upgraded. Keep in mind that I ran the game at 1920x1200 resolution, and the laptop will most likely have a lower one than that :)

Keep in mind that I was stubborn and played RIFT on ULTRA (not good fps) with a setup that was similar to that, but in desktop form. I would say that you would be able to run RIFT on Medium to high with decent FPS.

I am not a knowledge-base for laptops though, so don't rely on my word.


Curiosity: Do you already own this or are you thinking about buying it? I believe there are some nice i7 ones around for cheaper, that will indeed perform better.
#5 Feb 15 2011 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
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no I am just looking for now, im a student so im pretty poor, I have been looking at others but havent found any better ones in that price range.
#6 Feb 15 2011 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
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200 more and you could get a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220834


That was a quick search using certain parameters on Newegg. I don't know your price range, but I picked something relatively close. It is also miles better than the one you linked.

Granted, I've never owned a laptop, so I don't know the best for price there is, but....I typically like Asus :P
#7 Feb 15 2011 at 6:48 AM Rating: Good
in that price range?

Asus G73

I'm pretty sure I bought the $1k one.

Played WoW with max seetings & played RIFT with max settings. I totally love mine.
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#8 Feb 15 2011 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Take it from someone who works at a PC store. Do not go with the Acer. Look at ASUS like the post above suggests. For the same price a friend purchased an ASUS with an i7 and a HD 5870. It runs Rift on the higher settings.
#9 Feb 15 2011 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the links but those are in USD im from New Zealand so it costs more, but yeah my sister has an Acer and its crap so I'll stay away from them. I'll look around and see if I can find those linked ones on a NZ site.
#10 Feb 15 2011 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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It'll run it, but probably not good...

I'd expect to be using the low quality renderer with that laptop.

You need something with a better graphics card
#11 Feb 15 2011 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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This is what I have on the home PC, what do you think would need upgrading to run Rift?
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core Processor 4800+ 2.51GHz
RAM: 3g
GRFX card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

running windows vista home premium



Edited, Feb 15th 2011 11:30pm by blahha
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