Lt. Commander
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I want to buy a cheap laptop that can play STO well. Do any of you got a good recommendation? I hope to get anything from $200 range to $400ish. No I want to buy a new one, so don't try to sell me anything.

Thanks Everyone!
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# 2
01-27-2010, 04:31 PM
$200 to $400 laptop that will run STO?

good luck with that.. might be able to find something in 5 years or so.

now if you wanted to spend $500 to $700 ... could find some stuff that would run it at rather low settings.... and getting close to $1000 run it decently.
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# 3
01-27-2010, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by doh123 View Post
$200 to $400 laptop that will run STO?

good luck with that.. might be able to find something in 5 years or so.

now if you wanted to spend $500 to $700 ... could find some stuff that would run it at rather low settings.... and getting close to $1000 run it decently.
That's basically it. Asking for a really cheap computer (a laptop no less) that can run STO at all, let alone well, is like asking for an $800 car that can win the Indianapolis 500. Just because someone can say it doesn't mean anyone can do it.

I'm pretty sure the absolute cheapest thing one could get that would run STO at all would be something with an Intel GMA 4500 series IGP (which meets the system requirements if I recall), but it would run the game in rather sorry fashion, and would set one back at least $500-$600 to get a notebook equipped with one. At that point, one might as well spend $650 and get a notebook with a Geforce GT130M or something, which will at least play the game well on lowish medium settings.
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# 4
01-27-2010, 05:07 PM
I understand I might have to shovel more cash out, bummer!

Well what computer are you all using and what should I look into?
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# 5
01-27-2010, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by doctrekwho
I understand I might have to shovel more cash out, bummer!

Well what computer are you all using and what should I look into?
Well, does it have to be a laptop, or can it be a desktop? Desktops are generally much faster for the price.
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# 6
01-27-2010, 05:40 PM
I didn't get a chance to try it, but it probably would run acceptable on my laptop, which has the following:
Core2Duo 2ghz
3gb DDR2
Radeon HD3650

This laptop would probably play it acceptably at low-medium settings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834107043

Edit: If you can do $200 more this one will play it better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220640
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# 7
01-27-2010, 07:45 PM
What everyone else said....

I have not priced a gaming desktop lately but looking at laptops you can get a fair gaming laptop in the $800-$1000 range.

Consider this... this amount of time you spend gaming and how well you are going to enjoy may well be directly reflected on the quality and level of performance of your hardware. This is how I personally justify spending a little more than I probably should on my PC hardware.. I think its worth it. Save your cash a while and get something you will really enjoy for a long time and not just something that gets you buy. Don't need to go crazy just look middle of the road price vs performance and find something in that sweet spot.
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# 8
01-28-2010, 08:02 AM
I'm running an Asus g60vx from bestbuy. They have them available on their website for $899

Has a gtx260m. Basically is a 9800gt desktop vid card. Very powerful laptop for the price.
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# 9
01-28-2010, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Artisane
I'm running an Asus g60vx from bestbuy. They have them available on their website for $899

Has a gtx260m. Basically is a 9800gt desktop vid card. Very powerful laptop for the price.
For their niche, they are impressively powerful notebooks (I thought about one a little bit ago), but they're basically desktops with built-in screens because they get barely over an hour of battery life (and are a hair on the heavy side, though not as bad as I'd expect). "Mobile desktop" is a better description than notebook or laptop, which is why it's important to know just what the OP is looking for in a computer.
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# 10
01-28-2010, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Catamount View Post
For their niche, they are impressively powerful notebooks (I thought about one a little bit ago), but they're basically desktops with built-in screens because they get barely over an hour of battery life (and are a hair on the heavy side, though not as bad as I'd expect). "Mobile desktop" is a better description than notebook or laptop, which is why it's important to know just what the OP is looking for in a computer.
GAWD the battery life point is SOOOOO true. Delightful but HUNGRY for watts.
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