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15th May 2012, 8:03 PM
I wanna buy this laptop:Fujitsu Lifebook AH530
Intel Core i3-2310M Processor - 2.1 GHz, 3MB L3 cache, 1333Hz FSB
15.6" Crystal View WXGA HD display and Intel HD 3000 graphics
4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM memory (2 GB + 2 GB), 500 GB S-ATA, 5400 rpm hard drive
Integrated Dual Layer DVD Writer webcam and digital microphone
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 wireless, 802.11 b/g/n, Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di), and integrated Bluetooth
Intel 2.53 GHz Core i3
4 GB DDR3 Ram
320 GB HDD Sata
15th May 2012, 8:18 PM
No, it won't.
15th May 2012, 8:55 PM
Can i know why? so it would be easy to look for another i thought this is good because its a i3.
15th May 2012, 9:05 PM
Depends whether you mean Sims 2 or Sims 3. It definitely won't run Sims 3. It would run Sims 2 with earlier EPs, but not the later ones.
The minimum requirements also depend on which game you're playing, both of them are stickied at the top of this forum. :)
Do bear in mind that if it's Sims 3 you want to play, you'll be looking at up to 1000$ US for a laptop, and a little over half that if you go for a desktop instead. It's usually cheaper to buy a basic laptop for work/school, and a desktop for gaming; than to buy a laptop for gaming.
16th May 2012, 5:20 AM
As a general rule of thumb: intel graphics suck. I'm pretty sure that no graphics card intel makes is capable of running high end games like the sims 2 and 3. Other than that, your computer should run them well enough.
16th May 2012, 8:36 AM
What Chicken0895 is pretty much true for all older Intel graphics. The new Intel HD 4000 off the ivybridge processors however is not great, or even "good", for gaming but it's definitely not to be underestimated. According to what I saw it performs at just below a Nvidia GT220. The GT 220 is green across the board for all EPs for The Sims 2 according to http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:System_Requirements/MTS2_Recommendations. If the drivers are good, Ivybridge processors can be real nice for laptop users wanting to play The Sims 2 on the go at medium resolutions.
16th May 2012, 12:15 PM
Intel don't make graphics cards, which is why anything with Intel graphics sucks - because it doesn't have a graphics card, just a processor with graphics capabilities.
Of course, some Intel chips can indeed be used nicely for ageing games like TS2, indeed.
16th May 2012, 2:58 PM
Ok about this can u check it out for me:
Dell Vostro 1540\Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
i will be happy if u did thx. : and i wanna know what the laptop i post before and this can run plz.
16th May 2012, 3:19 PM
Both of those are entry level laptops designed for word processing, email, watching youtube and so on. They cannot play SIms 2 or Sims 3.
You still haven't told us which game you want to play. If it's TS2, you need to find a laptop which meets these requirements: Game Help:System Requirements/MTS2 Recommendations. If it's TS3, the laptop needs to meet these requirements: Game Help:TS3 System Requirements.
A laptop for Sims 3 will cost 2-3 times as much as those two you just mentioned.
16th May 2012, 3:27 PM
Its for sims 2 only what about the first one what can it play from all eps? because im ok with playing some eps thx!
(Fujitsu Lifebook AH530)
16th May 2012, 3:48 PM
I wouldn't go past Open For Business with the first one - Pets and later are out.
16th May 2012, 4:11 PM
But i aleady can run these eps im upset,what else i can find with a good price and can run free time at least
Do Intel hd 3000 suck that much? my friend has pentium but its not good too,my current laptop has sucky intel celeron and can run those eps im suprised
16th May 2012, 9:23 PM
what about this one it come with nivida graphics so yay:
16th May 2012, 9:53 PM
As far as I could tell, that MSI VR630 doesn't come with nvidia graphics. Which website are you seeing this on?
17th May 2012, 2:04 PM
Ok this one is with nvidia i checked twice so:Acer 5920G.
17th May 2012, 3:21 PM
Uhhh from what I found on google, that Acer 5920G is a really old laptop. The review I read for it was posted in 2007! Yes it has a Nvidia graphics card but its really crap compared to what you can get today. The Intel HD 3000 off sandy bridge processors is better than that. How much do you want to spend and what website are you using to look for laptops?
17th May 2012, 9:40 PM
Im looking in google and in nvidia website by im still looking for something that at least can run free time and soms eps at medium not high.
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