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Requirements on playing WoW

By kunzu
Dec 8, 2009
  1. Hi guys im planning to buy a laptop preferably a cheap one because, my dell xps 1530 is showing me a blank screen so i wanted to buy a new laptop as of now I only got $600..

    Is this specs can play Wow..

    Processor AMD Athlon 64 II dual-core mobile processor M300
    Processor Speed 2.0 GHz
    Memory 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive 320GB 5400RPM SATA
    CD-DVD Drive Optical Drive 8x Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)
    Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Video Memory n/a
    Display 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit), TFT LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio
    Network Capable Acer InviLinkā„¢ 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
    Ports Multi-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD), 4x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port with HDCP support, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Line-in jack
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition DUAL BOOT - English OR French
    Dimensions 26/37mm(H) 383mm(W) x 250mm(D)
    Weight 2.8kg
    Warranty 1-year limited

    If this one is not good can anyone help me to buy.
    I would really appreciate for your assistance
    Thank You
     
  2. syde

    syde TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Just about any pc with a process bigger than 1.0 an run wow. The beauty of the game is the ability to have to many different customications to the 3d settings. I've heard rumors of people having wow problems with W7 though.
     
  3. kunzu

    kunzu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok my maximum budget to buy a laptop is only $600. How about buying this one

    Approximate Battery Life Up To 4 Hours
    Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 500 GB (5400 RPM)
    LED Backlit Display Yes
    Optical Drive Super Multi DVD-RW
    Processor Speed 2.16 GHz
    Processor Type Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
    RAM 4 GB DDR2
    Screen Size 16.0"
    Graphics
    Discrete Video Memory Yes
    Expandable Video Memory No
    Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 102M
    Integrated Video Memory No
    Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
    Upgradable Video System No
    Video Memory 512 MB
    Audio
    Audio Chipset Azalia Compliant
    Audio Output Stereo
    Digital Input No
    Digital Output No
    Hardware Volume Control No
    Integrated Amplifier No
    Integrated Microphone Yes
    Microphone Input Yes
    Speaker Wattage 1.5 Watts
    Speakers Yes
    Inputs/Outputs
    Card Reader Yes
    Card Reader - Compatible Memory Types SD, MMC, MS
    Composite Output No
    ExpressCard/34 Input No
    ExpressCard/54 Input No
    HDCP Compliant No
    HDMI Port No
    IEEE 1394 Input/Output No
    IR Receiver No
    Number of Touchpad Buttons 2
    PC Card Input No
    S-Video Output No
    Type of Keyboard Standard
    Type of Modem Not Applicable
    Type of Pointing Device Touchpad With Multi-Touch
    USB 2.0 4
    VGA Output 1
    Webcam Yes
    Networking
    Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
    Integrated Bluetooth No
    Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    Power
    Battery - Capacity 2200 mAh
    Battery - Number of Cells 6
    Battery Type Lithium-Ion
    Computing Features
    Processor Cache 1 MB L2
    System Bus 800 MHz
    Software
    Loaded Software 1 Asus Data Security Management, Asus FaceLogon
    Loaded Software 2 Asus Power4Gear Hybrid, Asus Update Utility
    Loaded Software 3 Asus Tray Utility, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9
    Loaded Software 4 Power 2 Go
    Operating System Language Bilingual
    Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Accessories
    Headphones No
    Remote No
    Product Features
    Notebook Depth 37.00 cm
    Notebook Thickness (closed) 3.55 cm
    Notebook Weight (including Battery) 2.6 kg
    Notebook Width 25.60 cm
    Warranty Labour 1 Year
    Warranty Parts 1 Year


    can i play WoW on low settings with this specs?
    thanks for the feedback
     
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    A few years ago I used to play WoW on a laptop as I didn't have a desktop at the time and didn't have great issues with it (Vanilla and some BC on a P4). I did have bad frames in major towns like Shat at the time and certain 25man raids that were intense occasionally before I moved to a desktop.

    The game has changed a lot since then and I haven't experienced anything beyond the launch of Wotlk (3.1+) since I quit. I'd say you'll be fine with a good laptop but you might encounter bad frames in high density areas, intense 25man raid encounters and some PvP. Then again lowering the settings might fix most of this especially if I could run the game on a laptop years ago you should be just fine.

    I found this site that benchmarks your integrated GPU it shows several games playable on low: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-G-102M.16313.0.html

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
  5. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    lol iv playd wow on a computer that wasnt meant to play wow so i think ur laptop shpuld be sw3t xd windows 7 is alittile bugy with wow but im using it XD
     
  6. playwownow

    playwownow TS Rookie

    Since WOTLK wow has moved more from a video demand to a processor demand. In fact this was noted in one of the 1st patch notes post wotlk release. A lot of users still think their bottleneck is their VC when more often than not it's their processor. A pc with dual core and a "mid" vc is going to run wow a lot smoother than a p4 with the newest vc.. I know this make sense to us power users but not everybody sees it that way. But if you are just casually playing wow then the min. requirements are fine. Just don't expect to take down Lich King 25 Harmode on an integrated laptop.
     
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