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Affordable laptop to play SC2 on?

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About to head into the dorms soon and was planning on joining my school's CSL, and would much rather bring a laptop to the dorm because I rather keep my desktop at home. Currently my budget is around ~1000, with anything cheaper being preferred. Any suggestions?

I'd also like it to be functional for school also as it would be also the laptop I'd do all my work on.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215404

this will run sc2 on med-high settings
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Van's link is actually quite a nice laptop, however if you want to stay between $350 and $600, look into the i3 or i5 laptops. Dual core with intel hd graphics which run sc2 on minimum (at any resolution you want) at no less than 100 fps. late-game will stay smooth as well.

I also recommend AMD's A6 or A8 model laptops that come with quad-core processors as well as discrete graphics cards (6520g or 6620g) which might be worth looking into.

Edit: the intel i3/i5 laptops will have much longer battery life than AMD's models.
Edited by dharkness on 7/25/2012 8:14 AM PDT
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If you can get up to $1000, I'd consider putting about $300 more as there's a HUGE graphics power disparity between $1000 and $1300 model.

See:

Clevo
Sager, Malibal

ASUS/MSI Barebone (MS-1762) build:
XoticPC, GenTechPC, RJTech, RK Computers
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I think the laptop Van posted is something I'm leaning more towards. Because it's a laptop, I'm not really looking into the graphics factor because it's understandable being on a laptop. I wish I could put in $300 more but with college and tuition being a major factor I just can't right now =/

Just another thing I'd want is if I could get a bigger screen than that laptop?
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Van's link is actually quite a nice laptop, however if you want to stay between $350 and $600, look into the i3 or i5 laptops. Dual core with intel hd graphics which run sc2 on minimum (at any resolution you want) at no less than 100 fps. late-game will stay smooth as well.

I also recommend AMD's A6 or A8 model laptops that come with quad-core processors as well as discrete graphics cards (6520g or 6620g) which might be worth looking into.

Edit: the intel i3/i5 laptops will have much longer battery life than AMD's models.


I can +1 AMD's A8 processor/GPU platform. I bought a $550 HP laptop with the A8, and I can play SC2 very smoothly on medium settings. The A8 platform also plays other games I throw at it just fine too. I thought the slower 5400 rpm hard drive would be a downer, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Pound for pound imo, the A8 is the best $/value out there for *budget* laptops.
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Bump.

I am planning on getting this one
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-6641-15-6-Inch-Midnight/dp/B0085H64E6

But if i can find a cheaper laptop that can play sc2 on the lowest setting with out lag. I have a gaming desktop at home, that is why i don't need a laptop that can play on high setting.

What kind of fps are you getting with the intel hd graphics?
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consider this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246630
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