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Can this laptop run FFXIV smoothly??Follow

#1 Oct 31 2010 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
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Laptop that I'm looking to purchase:
Inspiron 15R FTBE24B [224-9665]
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor New 2010 Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
Memory + HDD 4GB DDR3 Shared Dual Channel Memory + 500GB 5400RPM HDD
LCD Panel 15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™
Video Card ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD550v, 64-Bit, 1GB, DDR3
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) - w/ Roxio Burn 1.0 8XDVDRW
Sound HD Audio 2.2 Support SRS™ Premium Sound
*I want it to run smooth at least on Medium setting.
Please help.
Thank you.
#2 Oct 31 2010 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
akyjp79 wrote:
Laptop that I'm looking to purchase:
Inspiron 15R FTBE24B [224-9665]
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor New 2010 Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
Memory + HDD 4GB DDR3 Shared Dual Channel Memory + 500GB 5400RPM HDD
LCD Panel 15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™
Video Card ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD550v, 64-Bit, 1GB, DDR3
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) - w/ Roxio Burn 1.0 8XDVDRW
Sound HD Audio 2.2 Support SRS™ Premium Sound
*I want it to run smooth at least on Medium setting.
Please help.
Thank you.

From what I remember it is recommended to stay away from "Low Power" Processors. A lot of the processors that have the "M" in it are those kind. (Could be wrong though.)
As far as the rest goes, not sure.

I know it is fairly tough to find a laptop that can run FFXIV well.

For me it was a toss up between upgrading my desktop or paying $3,000 for a brand new M17x from Alienware (which i know can run FFXIV no problem).

EDIT: I chose to upgrade my desktop...only cost me $700~

Edited, Oct 31st 2010 5:58am by StateAlchemist2
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#3 Oct 31 2010 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
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going to be a little hard trying to run this game on a laptop, especially one thats not designed for gaming...

if you have a $3000 budget, build a pc for around $800 and get a nice laptop? (wouldn't recommend going over $800 on a pc, sure its not top of the line but at that price range you should be able to run just about any game on high to highest (i spent $600 on mine, able to run this game on high/highest on everything with AO and DF off) because technology will only advance faster and dropping a couple thousand on a pc that'll be just average in a year or two is not gonna be worth it
#4 Oct 31 2010 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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akyjp79 wrote:
Laptop that I'm looking to purchase:
Inspiron 15R FTBE24B [224-9665]
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor New 2010 Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
Memory + HDD 4GB DDR3 Shared Dual Channel Memory + 500GB 5400RPM HDD
LCD Panel 15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™
Video Card ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD550v, 64-Bit, 1GB, DDR3
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) - w/ Roxio Burn 1.0 8XDVDRW
Sound HD Audio 2.2 Support SRS™ Premium Sound
*I want it to run smooth at least on Medium setting.
Please help.
Thank you.


my friend laptop is i7 and 6gb ram and same every thing you have and still face lots of issues.

if you have the money to buy this laptop, build your own PC and with the rest buy a decent laptop

Edited, Oct 31st 2010 6:50am by daour
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#5 Oct 31 2010 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
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It might be worth looking at a Lattitude, they are generally more customisable than the Inspirons and upgrading to a better processor might help alot.

Any problems are likely to be the processor as said above. Or maybe the mobility graphics. Article Here

If you really want a gaming laptop running xiv with mid range settings then it would probably be worthwhile looking for something with one of the cards listed here >> High End Mobile Graphics Cards.


Edited, Oct 31st 2010 7:15am by Dzian
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#6 Oct 31 2010 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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akyjp79 wrote:
Laptop that I'm looking to purchase:
Inspiron 15R FTBE24B [224-9665]
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor New 2010 Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
Memory + HDD 4GB DDR3 Shared Dual Channel Memory + 500GB 5400RPM HDD
LCD Panel 15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™
Video Card ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD550v, 64-Bit, 1GB, DDR3
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) - w/ Roxio Burn 1.0 8XDVDRW
Sound HD Audio 2.2 Support SRS™ Premium Sound
*I want it to run smooth at least on Medium setting.
Please help.
Thank you.


Dzian wrote:
It might be worth looking at a Lattitude, they are generally more customisable than the Inspirons and upgrading to a better processor might help alot.

Any problems are likely to be the processor as said above. Or maybe the mobility graphics. Article Here

If you really want a gaming laptop running xiv with mid range settings then it would probably be worthwhile looking for something with one of the cards listed here >> High End Mobile Graphics Cards.


Edited, Oct 31st 2010 7:15am by Dzian

As a general rule after having gaming issues with four different supposedly "high end" Dell laptops I would say don't buy a dell and expect anything that makes decent desktops struggle to play well on them.
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#8 Oct 31 2010 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to agree with the masses but Dell are better at desktops than laptops. My 1k(GBP) desktop that i bought over two years ago is what is running FFXIV :) a laptop will age within 6 months or less
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#9 Oct 31 2010 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with the masses, if you're going to blow your wad on a laptop go with a desktop instead. Unless you're in a situation were you travel often. What's the point of spending money on a desktop that you're only going to use for the two days you're home every week, and still need a laptop when on the road. If you have the money for both go for it. Myself I deploy every 6-8 months so it's not economically viable to spend the $1,400 I was looking at for PC parts when in 6 months I'd need a high end laptop. Insert shameless plug for "custom" laptop company here. I purchased a laptop through IBuyPower, I have no idea how well it will run FFXIV as I'm not home from my deployment yet. I doubt I'll have any problems though, and if you're like me and plan to only play FFXIV then you'll have no need to upgrade to a new model a year from purchase.
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#10 Oct 31 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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You can buy a laptop that will run FFXIV, but it's expensive. Unless you really want to be able to play games on the move, I'd recommend custom building a desktop PC for ~$800, then using the rest of the cash to buy a low end netbook or laptop.

As for your original question, no, that won't cut it. Particularly the video card, the mobility HD 550v. If you want a laptop that runs FFXIV you'd need a mobility HD 5870 or a 470M or a 480M.

Edited, Oct 31st 2010 3:31pm by bsphil
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#11 Oct 31 2010 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
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This would run it better and save ya some cash.! I would like others go desktop but this will run it fine @1280x720 cause i have one, Most ppl dont relize the lag they see or choppyness is not from your cpu its from the game coding and UI lag which is horrible. Here is the link to the newegg item ^^ GL


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115864
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#12 Oct 31 2010 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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lostshroomie wrote:
This would run it better and save ya some cash.! I would like others go desktop but this will run it fine @1280x720 cause i have one, Most ppl dont relize the lag they see or choppyness is not from your cpu its from the game coding and UI lag which is horrible. Here is the link to the newegg item ^^ GL


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115864
Interesting, on paper it's well under the minimum requirements, not nearly close to "running smoothly on medium settings". The mobility HD 5650 isn't that far above the 550v.
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