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Old Mar 31, 2012, 08:30 PM // 20:30   #1
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I saw some specs for gw2 and i know nothing about computers and was wondering if you guys could tell me if this would support it.

Memory (RAM): 6 gb Display Size: 15.6 in.
Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW MPN: LX.RPX02.037
Features: 10/100 LAN Card, Operating System, USB, WiFi Enabled Processor Type: Intel Core i7
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz
Memory (RAM): 6 gb Display Size: 15.6 in.
Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW MPN: LX.RPX02.037
Features: 10/100 LAN Card, Operating System, USB, WiFi Enabled Processor Type: Intel Core i7
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz

thank you guys!
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 05:30 PM // 17:30   #2
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What kind of VIDEO CARD / DISPLAY ADAPTER does it have?

It's either going to be something Intel, AMD, or nVidia.

That's a really powerful computer, but the video card is going to be very important in this situation and that can be difficult to get on laptops unless you're ignoring cost.
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 07:28 PM // 19:28   #3
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To check how good any machine is for gaming you need to know:
CPU: I recommend intel i5 or higher at this point
GPU/Video: Intel grapics suck for gaming. Needs discreet video card. Most import part.
RAM: Should have 4 gigs+, but you can add ram later.
Display: The resolution is important info. If it's a high res display, you need more power to play games at it native resolution. You can always play at lower res, but if you bought a big nice monitor, it's nice to have enough power to use all of it.
Hard Drive: Isn't nearly as important, but SSD/Ram drives open things superfast. Spinning Hard drives are 7200 or slower generally, but shouldn't affect game play really.

If it doens't have discreet grapics/video card, it's onboard vid and will not do gw2 very well. Better to get an i5 with discreet video or even go AMD since there seems to be a lot of cheap amd laptops with ati vid (they own ati). Check deal sites to get the most bang for your buck. Fatwallet, slickdeals etc. Laptops go on sale all the time.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 07:26 PM // 19:26   #4
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as for graphic card I suggest a amd hd6770m and a i5 thats fast enough for gw2 doesn't matter how fast the processor is if you have onboard graphics the games will run crap :P
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 01:55 PM // 13:55   #5
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For more/better responses to this, you should ask on the gw2guru forums instead.

Also of course, it doesn't help that you posted the same specs twice and yet, didn't include the graphics adapter.
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