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Author:   Huntereb
Date:   Nov 26, 12 at 8:20am (PST)
Subject:   Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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Hello! I'm looking for a laptop that will let me play Team Fortress 2 at very low graphics. I currently am using a tower computer, and am running the game at very low settings at about 40-60 FPS (Link to how it looks). The current processor states that it has about 125 MB's of graphics memory (I can't remember exactly, I'll attach more details when I get home to take a look. What I stated is about right though).

Basically what I am looking for is a laptop that can do equal or better than my current computer for $500 or less. I could go a bit over, but not anything over $550. I'd be happy to grab a refurbished one, as long as it's worth buying used.

I already know that TF2 is a pretty low-end game, meaning it doesn't require much to run, I just want to be able to play it on the go, even if the game looks like I'm playing it on a PSP.

Thanks! I'll attach the exact specs of my current PC when I get home, in the mean time you should be able to make use of the details I've already described.



Author:   bob8294
Date:   Nov 26, 12 at 3:32pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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-Go to newegg.com.
-Anything with a discrete graphics card will do.
-Make sure to click on the Cyber Monday promotion for max effect.
-???
-Profit.

Examples:
Acer



Author:   Huntereb
Date:   Nov 26, 12 at 5:17pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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Sadly, I won't have time to take advantage of the cyber Monday sales. I'll take a look on that website tomorrow when the deals are over.



Author:   Huntereb
Date:   Nov 27, 12 at 5:33am (PST)
Subject:   re: Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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I just look at that website (here to be specific), and did a bit of research. Turns out anything with Intel HD Graphics 3000+ will play TF2 at the highest quality at 60 FPS. I see an Intel HD 4000 on that list that's only about $480. What do you guys think?



Author:   dbrian
Date:   Dec 09, 12 at 10:07am (PST)
Subject:   re: Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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Under $500 you can easily get a core i5 laptop. The best deal I could find was this http://bestlaptopsunder500hub.com/best-laptop-under-500-deal-of-the-week.html
This laptop got
A8-4500M running at 1.9 GHz with 4 MB Cache
AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics packing 512MB of graphics system memory
4 GB DDR3 RAM.
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

All this for $429. I think this is the best deal you could get and is more than enough to play most modern gaming titles let alone TF2or go for a core i5 laptop if you like intel processor

Compare here
http://bestlaptopsunder500hub.com/top-laptops-under-500-dollars-comparison.html



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Dec 14, 12 at 12:10pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Looking for a laptop under $500 to play TF2 at lowest possible settings
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for 30 bucks more, you can get this. pretty much the same thing, but instead of a 7640, its a 7670. the downside is the 15 inch screen and windows 8.


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