need a budget laptop that can play games

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  1. starfighter1
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    starfighter1 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi everyone! so I have recently been saving up for a laptop and I have around 420. Im willing to save up and pay at most 550ish and I'm wondering if anyone knows of an ok laptop that could play tf2, minecraft, gmod and possibly some other games like warcraft 3.
     
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    I think any modern laptop can play those games just fine. You'll need a 1.7Ghz CPU, 512MB of RAM and a GPU with 256MB of vRAM for TF2 and gmod, and I don't think minecraft needs high specs at all.
     
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    I have an HP dv6 and it runs TF kinda slow cause of the Intel Graphics chip. Look for something with its own graphics card and you should be good to go.
     
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    Exactly which Intel graphics chip has it got? TF2 runs playably on the Intel GMA 4500HD in my dad's Acer laptop, where as Intel GMA HD is supposed to be twice as powerful. Also the Sandy Bridge integrated graphics is supposed to be comparable to current budget graphics cards and can play games like Battlefront 2.

    EDIT: @cool, most laptops have at least 2GB RAM these days, and I commonly see 3 or 4GB of RAM provided. I only stated the minimum reqs of TF2 since I have no idea about minecraft.
     
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    You'll need more than 512MB of RAM for minecraft.
     
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    You'll also need something better than that ugly piece of IGP that is made by Intel. Also, 1,7 Ghz processor? Dual or single core? Makes a pretty big difference, ya'know? Hell, I've got lag when playing on my IGP (desktop, I think it's a 4250), with 4 GB of RAM and an Athlon 2XII 240 (dual core at 2,8 Ghz).
     
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    at full res minecraft lags for me on my laptop

    AMD Athalon II X2 2.0ghz M300
    3GB DDR2-800 ram
    Radeon 4100

    at 1366x768

    if I play in a boxed window, its playable

    minecraft needs better optimization before Ive played much more intensive games perfectly fine on full res
     
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    Alright thanks for the advice...now how to earn some extra money...... well that street corner is looking pretty good.