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Old July 24, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Default HD 6310M for light gaming?

So, I'm interesting in picking up a laptop for light gaming and such. I currently own a desktop with a Phenom II X4 @ 3.4 and an HD 5770, so I don't need the notebook to be too powerful as I currently use my desktop for demanding games and applications.

I'm currently considering this machine:
Buy the ASUS A53U-XT2 15.6 Brown Laptop Computer at TigerDirect.ca

It's got an AMD Dual-Core clocked at 1.6 and an HD 6310. Would something like this suffice for light gaming (Sims 3, TF2), or should I consider going with something else? My max budget it 450-500$.
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Old July 24, 2011, 04:58 PM
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I've got an E350 and I can barely play a bit of SC2 with everything at minimum. According to Systemrequirementslab, the CPU is not strong enough to play Sims 3 (but that might not be accurate) and TF2 can be played easily(but the CPU is lacking for recommended).
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Old July 24, 2011, 07:39 PM
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there is someone on the BST selling an asus ul80vt which will play sc2 and is within your budget... grab it b4 its too late
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Old July 24, 2011, 08:42 PM
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there is someone on the BST selling an asus ul80vt which will play sc2 and is within your budget... grab it b4 its too late
If I'm not mistaken, the gpu on that notebook is weaker than the one I'm currently considering.
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what do you currently have?
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Old July 26, 2011, 10:05 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, the gpu on that notebook is weaker than the one I'm currently considering.
The 210m is superior, no question:
NVIDIA GeForce G 210M - Notebookcheck.net Tech
AMD Radeon HD 6310 - Notebookcheck.net Tech

Sim's 3 should be playable at mid/low.
And yes, it runs SC2
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there's a toshiba laptop in a recent walmart flyer selling for 498 with an amd quad and 65xx graphics



i think its this one 14" AMD 640GB 4GB 3 - Toshiba Notebooks PSK16U-009001#
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Old July 30, 2011, 01:58 PM
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there's a toshiba laptop in a recent walmart flyer selling for 498 with an amd quad and 65xx graphics



i think its this one 14" AMD 640GB 4GB 3 - Toshiba Notebooks PSK16U-009001#
Thanks, I'll take a look at it.
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