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#1 Jul 07 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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So I want a new laptop for this. Due to the setup of my home and my current living situation, space for a desktop isn't really gonna work out right now, otherwise I'd build one from the ground up. Can anyone point me to a website where I could buy a laptop that's capable of running this game? I'm trying not to spend more than $1200 (if that's possible). Thanks for the help!
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#2 Jul 07 2010 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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personally, I'm thinking of getting a Asus G51JX 3D with nVIDIA GTX260M.(if GTX260M is better than GTS360M)
#3 Jul 07 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I actually like... love it lol. I just don't really wanna pay $1,500 for a laptop right now lol.
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#4 Jul 07 2010 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I just purchased the Asus G51JX with 4gb. It comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M (which I believe is one of the strongest GPUs available for laptops). On the benchmark on lo-rez, I got a score of 2k, which isn't bad at all for the price I got the laptop for (1100 USD). I went to Newegg.com to shop around and also did some extra research online.
#5 Jul 07 2010 at 7:35 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think there is a laptop on the market that will run above a 3k in low res. I may be wrong, but if it does exist it's very very expensive. Not to discourage you though, playing on low settings is still cool when you can play where ever you want.
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#6 Jul 07 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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My laptop scored a 3,051 or so on the benchmark on low settings. It's an Alienware M17x and it costed around $2,100. These are the specs:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
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1GB ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870

I don't know how to overclock (or even if that is possible on this laptop), so I don't know what kind of a score it would have.
#7 Jul 07 2010 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Unless you find the need to play games outside of your home or somewhere you feel you couldn't bring a desktop with you I'd suggest you spend 300-400 on a netbook for your mobile needs and 800-900 on a desktop (hopefully one you build yourself) for your games.

Laptops really don't play games well and only last about two years before new games become practically unplayable.
#8 Jul 07 2010 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
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You might want to look into the new Alienware m11x. It has slightly better processors. I have the original version with 4 gigs of ram, 1 gig of video memory, and two 1.3 GHz processors and it scores 1200-1300 on low resolution.

It cost $900 excluding the warranty. According to the beta system requirments, the only thing that doesn't meet them is the processors, which can be overclocked to 1.7ish
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You might want to look into the new Alienware m11x. It has slightly better processors. I have the original version with 4 gigs of ram, 1 gig of video memory, and two 1.3 GHz processors and it scores 1200-1300 on low resolution.

It cost $900 excluding the warranty. According to the beta system requirments, the only thing that doesn't meet them is the processors, which can be overclocked to 1.7ish


You -do- realize that <1500 is "Game will not run", so you just suggested buying a laptop that will definitively not run the game at all?

Yogtheterrible wrote:
Unless you find the need to play games outside of your home or somewhere you feel you couldn't bring a desktop with you I'd suggest you spend 300-400 on a netbook for your mobile needs and 800-900 on a desktop (hopefully one you build yourself) for your games.

Laptops really don't play games well and only last about two years before new games become practically unplayable.


This. The highest benchmark scores I've seen on any laptop are only in the low 3000s on 720p, and those are $1800-2500 laptops. A $1200 laptop MIGHT be able to run the game on low. Maybe. Can't promise that.

A -good- gaming laptop is already really expensive, and you're trying to buy a system that is inherently not designed for gaming and get it to run a game which will likely outclass any other game on the market in terms of "Specs needed to run the game on anything reasonable to look at" for a good 2-3 years.

I would strongly advice getting a desktop, but if you must get a laptop, $1000-1200 might be able to buy you a system that will run the game on minimum settings. Possibly low, if you find one on sale.
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#10 Jul 07 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
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Link to one. Base price starts at $1230.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8690-built-clevo-w860cu-custom-gaming-laptop-p-2659.html?wconfigure=yes

If you change to the basic 4-core i7, pc1333, windows7 home prem, then you should score about 3~3500. Has a radeon 5870mobile. Also can use the 280GTX. These are both much better than the GTS 360 as the ASUS rigs run very hot and have a high rate of failure.
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#11 Jul 07 2010 at 10:17 PM Rating: Good
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Link to one. Base price starts at $1230.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8690-built-clevo-w860cu-custom-gaming-laptop-p-2659.html?wconfigure=yes

If you change to the basic 4-core i7, pc1333, windows7 home prem, then you should score about 3~3500. Has a radeon 5870mobile. Also can use the 280GTX. These are both much better than the GTS 360 as the ASUS rigs run very hot and have a high rate of failure.


That's a pretty nice one. The 5870M usually benchmarks around 3000.
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I don't know how I feel about benchmarks... I got a TERRIBLE score on the benchmark for FFXI and my old desktop ran it just fine for years. Only thing that made it even slightly laggy was the weather effects. So I don't know how I feel about the benchmark scores this time around either. #shrug
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#13 Jul 08 2010 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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You -do- realize that <1500 is "Game will not run", so you just suggested buying a laptop that will definitively not run the game at all?


no, I'm suggesting to buy the newer version of the m11x which should be able to run it.
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You -do- realize that <1500 is "Game will not run", so you just suggested buying a laptop that will definitively not run the game at all?


no, I'm suggesting to buy the newer version of the m11x which should be able to run it.


Ah, I see how the way you worded it could be misconstrued. My apologies, and a rate up.
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#15 Jul 09 2010 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
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My laptop got around a 1100 on the benchmark and I'm quite confident it will run the game decently. Benchmarks have a history of being a little.....off. I got absolutely terrible scores on FFXI back in the day, and played it with no trouble whatsoever (besides sub 15FPS framerates in really crowded areas).

Honestly though, if you're going to buy a computer JUST for FFXIV, save yourself some cash and build a desktop instead. It will run it better, and be cheaper anyways.
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I would say just wait till September is closer. FFXIV is still in Beta with the Beta recommended specs. This could all change when it's closer to release. Also tech could get cheaper and go on sell the closer you get to September. Really there's no rush as of yet.
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#17 Jul 09 2010 at 3:25 AM Rating: Default
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I don't know how I feel about benchmarks... I got a TERRIBLE score on the benchmark for FFXI and my old desktop ran it just fine for years. Only thing that made it even slightly laggy was the weather effects. So I don't know how I feel about the benchmark scores this time around either. #shrug


the benchmark score doesnt really reflect he actual performance. i got around 5000 on a igh end gaming pc. yet according to fraps fps calculator i was getting 60-100 fps! how much do i need to get to get the top score. most monitors sync at 60 fps. so my advice is dont look at the score download the free version of fraps and see what actual fps your getting. anything above around 30 and your fine.
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I just bought an Asus G71GX-RX05 Intel Core 2 Duo Vista PC Laptop. It is on sale at Overstock.com for under $800.
It scored a 1930 on the benchmark. The good part is that it is cheap, has a warranty, and is upgradeable. I have a new processor on the way from NewEgg which should put my number up around 6000. That's **** good for a 1,000 total investment.
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#19 Jul 09 2010 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Obiar wrote:
I just bought an Asus G71GX-RX05 Intel Core 2 Duo Vista PC Laptop. It is on sale at Overstock.com for under $800.
It scored a 1930 on the benchmark. The good part is that it is cheap, has a warranty, and is upgradeable. I have a new processor on the way from NewEgg which should put my number up around 6000. That's **** good for a 1,000 total investment.


According to NewEgg, that laptop is running a GTX 260M that scores a 707 on PassMark. I don't think there are any laptop CPUs on the market right now that will bump your score from 1930 to 6000.
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#20 Jul 09 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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Well, personally what I would do if I were you is wait for the Asus G53 laptop especially if you want to do some 3D gaming. I've been looking to see what are some really good laptops to purchase to run FFXIV at 720p without any issues and it'll come down to either purchasing an Asus G73 or waiting for the G53. I'm not a big fan of huge screens on laptops so I'm waiting for the G53.

G73 can range anywhere from 1k-1.6k depending on specs and where you get it from. If you have unlimited funds though, get a Clevo X8100.

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#21 Jul 10 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220695&cm_re=G73JH-_-34-220-695-_-Product

Manages around 3700s in low res, and about 2100 in high with catalyst 10.6.
$1549 is a little steep, but if you look hard you may be able to find one in the $1400ish range if you're lucky.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/mindinversion/HiResBenchmark.jpg

Edited, Jul 10th 2010 4:03pm by Geushurva because a picture is worth a thousand words

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