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Help on buying Gaming Laptop...First time PC Gamer...

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Naughton2815, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Naughton2815

    Naughton2815

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    Hello,
    Planning on buying a laptop tomorrow and hoping to buy one good enough that I can play Richard Burns Rally without any problems...

    The laptop I'm looking at is HP Pavilion 15-ab289sa...

    Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor
    Windows 10 (pre-installed)
    Memory: 8 GB
    Storage: 2 TB

    I'm wondering will that laptop be suitable
     
  2. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson

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    RBE is quite old now and will run on modest PC's quite easily. However, try and find out what the onboard GPU is like on this laptop. Personally I go for a desktop PC anyday. Lap tops are too small for me.
     
  3. Flying Kefran

    Flying Kefran
    From Gran Turismo to pCars

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    It seems that this laptop does not have a dedicated video card...so:
    1/ It is not a "Gaming Laptop"
    2/ It will be complicated to play real games on this, even old ones.... But RBR is very old (pre-2005 if I remeber correctly) so It may work, it is very hard to tell. Anyway, integrated GPU on mobile mobile CPU are very limited and it is not the right choice if gaming is one the key purpose of the laptop you plan to buy.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015