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#1 Jul 22 2010 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw this deal, and figured I would post it here for people looking to get a laptop that can run FFXIV.

Here is the link to the deal:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2141820

#2 Jul 22 2010 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Cyiode wrote:
laptop that can run FFXIV
Cyiode wrote:
ATI Mob 5730
Smiley: dubious
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#3 Jul 22 2010 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Around 1500 benchmark on HD maybe?

You could get a **** of a lot more desktop for that price though - I've had laptops for the last like 6 years but I'm going desktop this time I think, almost purely for value for money. This laptop might still run game on really low settings but I'll be playing on it very little if at all.
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#4 Jul 22 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I have an Asus n61jq with the same specs ('cept 4 GB ram) and got 1905 on the benchmark on low res. It may play but with everything turned off and low fps (I'm guessing 20-25 mostly).

Try to find something with a 5870m. It's twice as fast as the 5730m.
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Did you try high res?

Would probably be well below half your low res result.

Don't worry though my laptop got 520 on low lol
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#6 Jul 22 2010 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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No. My max screen resolution is 1366 x 768 so there's no point.
#7 Jul 22 2010 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
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Obviously it's preferable to use a desktop for FFXIV, but for people who have to have a laptop, and only have a budget of about $1000, this is an option, as it would probably get about 2000 on the benchmark on "low".

So this would fall into the range of:

[2000-2499] Slightly Low Performance
Capable of running the game, but may experience some slowdown. Adjust settings to improve performance.

I am also hopeful that once they optimize FFXIV to run well on the PS3, that they will carry some of those improvements over to the PC version in an update.

Edited, Jul 22nd 2010 5:20pm by Cyiode
#8 Jul 22 2010 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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zmhs5 wrote:
I have an Asus n61jq with the same specs ('cept 4 GB ram) and got 1905 on the benchmark on low res. It may play but with everything turned off and low fps (I'm guessing 20-25 mostly).

Try to find something with a 5870m. It's twice as fast as the 5730m.
1150 on the benchmark gets me under 10 fps on average in-game, I wouldn't really expect 20-25 fps from 1900.
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#9 Jul 22 2010 at 8:13 PM Rating: Good
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If you turned all the settings down to the minimum, this laptop might run it with only a little lag.

Cyiode wrote:
Obviously it's preferable to use a desktop for FFXIV, but for people who have to have a laptop, and only have a budget of about $1000, this is an option, as it would probably get about 2000 on the benchmark on "low".


"I want a laptop"
"I don't want to spend $1500+"
"I want a computer that will run FFXIV without being laggy, even on low settings"

Pick two.

A good gaming laptop is already expensive. XIV raises the bar even higher. Ask yourself the following question: Do you REALLY want to spend $1000 on a new computer and learn two months later that it runs the ONE game you bought it for abysmally?

A lot of people say they don't care how it plays, just that it plays, but when you have to turn everything all the way down and your framerate is still horrible... suddenly people rethink this.

I can guarantee you that after launch, threads will change from "My [system with low specs] will run XIV just fine!" to "Why is my [system with low specs] getting such horrible performance? FFXIV sucks, because my computer is fine! I want my money back/will never buy another SE product!"
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#10 Jul 23 2010 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
"I want a laptop"
"I don't want to spend $1500+"
"I want a computer that will run FFXIV without being laggy, even on low settings"

Pick two.


My friend wants a decent laptop to play on. Can anyone recommend a laptop that WILL run it decently? I want something to show him so he knows how much it will cost him.
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