what will this laptop...

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... run sc2 on?

the specs are below on the page, 4GB RAM, 2.66GHz processor, 1GBVRAM, 5400 RPM hd

will this run sc2 well on high settings?
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few things

1. VRAM is not the best way to judge a video card. There are plently of examples of faster, better cards with less VRAM than slower ones. the 310m is an entry level card, I doubt you'll see great performance from it on starcraft

2. the processor isn't too bad. should probably perform fine, but will start limiting you at higher settings.

I've said it a million times on these forums, don't expect high/ultra performance on prebuilt laptops unless you buy like a 4000 dollar alienware (which I dont recommend). A lot of people underestimate the fact that laptops are just not meant for gaming at higher settings, buy a laptop, and complain about its performance.

Overall, the GPU will probably keep you from going on high settings smoothly. Low or med MIGHT be fine.
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VRAM will be fine for starcraft, the GPU itself will be very weak though, find a better one. preferably GTX series or a GT500 series

RAM is fine

HD is a little slow but should be okay

that processor is previous generation, try to find a sandy bridge processor

resolution is also a little low.
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it will run on low settings at around 60-80fps and about 19 on med. source: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-310M.22439.0.html

personally I would rather go for this.


This has an i7 quad core 2.0Ghz with turboboost to 2.9 Ghz. a 500GB 7200rpm hdd. a GT 540m gpu, 4GB DDR3 ram, and 1920x1080 resolution. Also it has free shipping as a bonus.

The GT 540m can get about 37 FPS average on high settings. Source: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.41715.0.html

Although, it only has a 1 year warranty compared to the 2 year warranty on the one you were looking at.
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