Diablo® III

Deciding on a laptop for Diablo 3...

Hey guys.
I recently bought an Asus laptop, but it could not run Diablo 3 well at all... These were the specs:
Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2gHz
6 GB DIMM
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB


I played Diablo 3 for a week with that laptop, but I couldn't stand the major fps lag and such... In Act 3, I swear I was getting as low as 5 fps on low settings. I even turned down some features on the graphics card!

I returned this laptop about 2 days ago... Now I'm looking for a new one that game play Diablo 3 smoothly on high settings.

I'm thinking about getting a HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC. These are the specs:

Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3gHz
8 GB RAM memory (2 DIMM)
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB


Do you guys think this will be able to run Diablo 3 on high with no lag with this HP Laptop? Especially in Acts 3 and 4 and what not. I had researched the Asus laptop that I had previously bought and everybody kept giving it good reviews for Diablo 3 so I thought it'd be good for me too, but I thought wrong...

Can you guys let me know if I should get this HP Laptop? If not, can anyone recommend me a good gaming laptop under $1000 with a 3rd generation i7 processor and atleast 6GB Ram and a hard drive with 7200rpm and a good graphics card?

Thanks in advance!
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Why are you so decided on an ivy i7?

Anyways that HP should be able to run d3...
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Shouldn't be a spec issue. Unknown.
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lenovo ideapad y580... gtx 660m.

edit: that hp laptop looks decent. definitely can run d3.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.71887.0.html
Edited by zanderc#6116 on 6/11/2012 12:48 AM PDT
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Hey guys.
I recently bought an Asus laptop, but it could not run Diablo 3 well at all... These were the specs:
Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2gHz
6 GB DIMM
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB


I played Diablo 3 for a week with that laptop, but I couldn't stand the major fps lag and such... In Act 3, I swear I was getting as low as 5 fps on low settings. I even turned down some features on the graphics card!

I returned this laptop about 2 days ago... Now I'm looking for a new one that game play Diablo 3 smoothly on high settings.

I'm thinking about getting a HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC. These are the specs:

Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3gHz
8 GB RAM memory (2 DIMM)
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB


Do you guys think this will be able to run Diablo 3 on high with no lag with this HP Laptop? Especially in Acts 3 and 4 and what not. I had researched the Asus laptop that I had previously bought and everybody kept giving it good reviews for Diablo 3 so I thought it'd be good for me too, but I thought wrong...

Can you guys let me know if I should get this HP Laptop? If not, can anyone recommend me a good gaming laptop under $1000 with a 3rd generation i7 processor and atleast 6GB Ram and a hard drive with 7200rpm and a good graphics card?

Thanks in advance!


Actually it is not the laptop's fault. It is sadly Diablo3 servers.

Edit:
the Asus laptop you mentioned is enough to play this game, unfortunately the LAG you mentioned is caused by the Diablo 3 servers.
do not blame the hardware.
Edited by Neron#1946 on 6/11/2012 12:52 AM PDT
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Go with the laptop that doesn't involve playing Diablo 3, that's my opinion.
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Sounds like it might be a hardware issue. If you go to the shop itself, I can guarantee 100% of them will be gamers. Find one who plays Diablo on a laptop and go from there. There were some really screwy drivers that nVidia released a couple of months back, stuffed up anything with a nVidia card in it. Get a laptop with a nVidia card in it, and immediately upgrade the drivers from the website, I suspect that is where your issues come from.
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ummm my air can run it now with all low setting now after the patch
try lowering a bit of your video options

and i dont see that hp one getting any better since the graphic card on that one is worse
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Just get something that can play Diablo 2, it seems like the better game at this point.
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1 word. Alienware. BAM!!!
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This is a good question. I will be moving to Univ in a month and i plan to get a new laptop.

Anyone who is already playing D3 on a lappie advise me on which model to pick up?

My budget is around $1500, was thinking MBP but i read horror stories in the Mac tech support forum.
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Well I'm pretty sure it wasn't really the servers fault... my friends were able to play on their macs with no fps lag at all
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if you are buying the laptop just for playing diablo 3, make sure u keep the receipt
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i'm playing diablo 3 on a 3 year old laptop with a geforce 9800m gts centrino 2 without much issues
Edited by Volphy#2852 on 6/11/2012 1:10 AM PDT
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i play d3 on my laptop and it has worse specs than yours. Im running it on high, but i didnt check what fps i was getting (nor do i want to ignorance is bliss) it runs okay, only time it slows down is in the sewers in act 2.
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For love of god do NOT buy a laptop for gaming unless you have literally no other choice.

You're paying almost double the price of a desktop with the same specs to LOWER your performance.


Honestly, if I had a choice, I would get a desktop. Desktops, in my opinion, are better performance-wise than laptops. But since I'm going to college soon, I kinda have to have that ability to take my computer with me lol.
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If you're getting a laptop just for Diablo 3, you'll be plenty disappointed. But if you're just upgrading then good luck with your search.
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