would a laptop with intel HD be able to play the game? im just wondering
Most laptops are not built for high end gaming, and STO graphically is very high end gaming. There is another thread on these forums with a link to a Tom's Hardware article about STO, would be a good read for why your laptop might not run STO.
Also, you need to provide the specs for the laptop in question and you should compare the laptop specs to the STO system requirements and the minimum recommended specs.