09-01-2016 08:42 PM
Which laptop is best for games, cheap, and is good for first time gaming laptop users. I would like to use this laptop to play flight simulators as well as train simulators, nothing else. Some of the system requirments for the games are minimum on the left recommed on the right. Thank you to anyone who responds.
|perating System||Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)||Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)|
|Computer Processor||2.0 GHz||Quad Core 3.0 GHz (Per Core) +|
|Computer Memory||2 GB||4 GB +|
|Hard Drive Space||30 GB, with at least 10GB on C:\ |
(3 GB for the SDK)
Solid State Drive (SSD) is strongly recommended
|Graphics Card Video Memory||1 GB||4 GB + (GDDR5 or better)|
|Graphics Card Other||Full DirectX 11 Support|
|Other||Administrator Rights (for installation)|
1024×768 minimum screen resolution for primary display
|CPU:||2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo , AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)|
|OS:||Windows® Vista / 7 / 8|
|Video Card:||512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)|
|Free Disk Space:||6 GB|
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09-02-2016 11:17 AM
Speakign of Simulators have you seen the new Farming Simulator coming out later this year? I love a number ot the train simulators and have had hours of fun on them.
To that end. There are a wide range of gaming computers. and thank you for posting as much specifics as you have.
The only other question woudl be what size display do you want. I have 17" gaming laptop and absolutly love it.
A good way to start is to go to the Best Buy web site and select products>Computers....>Laptops>Gaming laptops
ALMOST of the Gaming Series Laptops should meet your minimums. To get them all click on the Graphics Type under the filters and select DISCRETE (discrete meaning it has a dedicated Graphics card and almost always without fail will give you better graphics than the other selection.
If you at the other filters at this point RAM (Computer Memory) the minimum is 8 GB. All of them will have sufficient Hard Drive Space and should have processors that exceed your minimums.
Now I am a BIG fan of the MSI Gaming Series laptops and will continue to buy them.
However, the HP, Asus, Lenovo and Dell machines your going to see are excellent as well.
The amount graphics memory should be displayed. When sorting by price the less expensive will typically have 2 GB
09-02-2016 12:46 PM
Do you have any particular simulators you like? I used to play a number of flight simulators back in the day. I had a yoke that would attach to my desk and foot pedals to operate the rudder. I always wanted to get a collective control but never could find a good one.
I played the original Railroad Tycoon for uncounted hours back in the 1990s and a few others since then. I really like that trading and empire building type of game.
09-02-2016 02:48 PM
That should prove to be intense.