The laptop I have is running Vista 64 so it recognizes all 6 gig.
Rich = Intelligent is a bit of a generalization, considering the amount of independently wealthy idiots I'm familiar with.
I'm assuming what the guy was trying to say that gaming desktops on an average always tend to be superior to gaming laptops, as well as much cheaper, due to cheaper parts, much more room for better airflow or watercooling, etc etc.
Less of a generalization than you think.
How exactly did they become independently wealthy? Was it a good job, savvy business practices or proper money management and spending? Each shows some level of above average intelligence.
The sudden windfall is the exception, not the rule. And a parents level of wealth does not indicate the individuals level of wealth, making that group irrelevant in this discussion.
Regardless of what he was trying to say, the derogatory comment towards those with the disposable income to spend on a gaming laptop was not only incorrect, but unwarranted. So I called him on it.
The devs have mentioned a few times in interviews that requirements will be 'quite high.' Your GTX 260M should be able to play the game fine, although probably not on maximum, considering that I think it's about on par with a Radeon 4850 if I'm not mistaken.
Considering PC devs that create pretty games often like to push specs to their limits (because in a less than a year, those high specs will become cheap and readily available), I wouldn't be surprised if SE has even considered 4870x2.
The estimate is also influenced by the fact that XI's requirement specs were high for the time.
"High" is a relative term, so without some sort of reference, "high" means very little. "high" compared to FFXI? Compared to current MMOs? Compared to current graphics technology?
While I agree developers like to make it look as good as possible, the higher they push their requirements, the more customers they alienate.
For those who were asking, I have an ASUS G71GX-RX05
. The $1150 it was released at was a great price. The current $1300 is pushing it a little.