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#1 Aug 12 2011 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I know That the specs look good on the laptop but im not sure if it will play FFXIV and if the new updates will make any difference.

HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT 15.6" LED Notebook (2.2 GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340, 2 GB RAM, 320 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, Windows 7 Professional 32-bit)

I am thinking about getting the laptop but i dont want to unless it can play the game.
#2 Aug 12 2011 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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No it won't.
#3 Aug 12 2011 at 1:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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At first glance, I would say no. The max gpu it seems it could have is a 5470 which is not suitable. This one looks like it has a 4250. The cpu meets the bare minimum requirements.

Just looking for a minute, I found this which would be playable on medium settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246153
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#4 Aug 12 2011 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
I just bought this laptop and it runs the game fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215004
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#5 Aug 12 2011 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Whoa I want one of those :)
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#6 Aug 18 2011 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi everyone. I thought I would I my question here instead of creating new.

All I want is a PC that can play ff14 in average to decent setting. I'm hoping to get some opinion on these PCs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227353
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http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8300/pd?oc=dxdoma1&model_id=xps-8300&

I want a plug and play PC, since I don't know much about building a PC.

#7 Aug 18 2011 at 1:18 AM Rating: Good
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Dude, you're (not) getting a Dell!

I would go with the iBuyPower, which should meet your goal of playing FFXIV on average settings.

iBuyPower doesn't exactly have the best reputation, but Dell is notorious for using low-grade ram, anemic power supplies, and proprietary hardware that makes upgrading your system down the line a pain in the ****.
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#8 Aug 18 2011 at 1:18 AM Rating: Default
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Personally never have been a dell person to each their own. Hears what you should be looking for in a laptop. 9 times out of 10 you will get windows 7 with any new pc. The game specs were almost the same as my computer specs that I need for school. Depending on what else you need it for is the question. Is it solely ff14 or will there be other stuff (facebook, twitter, youtube, work, to name some pretty common things). I personally know nothing about amd processors but I do love my I5 it runs really well and is really smooth. I go to college for video game software design and dev. The processor and the graphics card are going to be your two main concerns. The higher the number on a graphics card the better it is. As far as graphics go never settle for standard. Its ok but to be able to play a game it look like you're playing a game in blue-ray is amazing. Always keep those two things in mind. Normally if you get something that covers graphics and processor everything else will also be good. Keep in mind I say normally. Make sure you shop around too. Don't just settle for something. Try this site out http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/Computers-Solutions/ci/9581/N/4294542559. I understand it says photo and video in it but they do have deals that rival newegg. Just trying to help a fellow gamer. Besides you never know what you might find.
#9 Aug 18 2011 at 7:28 AM Rating: Default
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If you want a gaming laptop, go with Sager.

http://www.powernotebooks.com/Sager-NP8150-gaming-laptops-notebooks-sys-3740.html

Probably more expensive than the one you posted but you have to shell out the money if you want a good mobile rig.
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#10 Aug 18 2011 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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Sager makes nice notebooks - I just wish they had more keyboard backlighting options (or any) and that chiclet style keyboard isn't idea for gaming.

EDIT - Also to the OP -

That HP is a business class notebook. You aren't going to get much gaming out of the business side. If you are going HP you want to look at the Envy line.

Edited, Aug 18th 2011 9:42am by Torrence
#11 Aug 18 2011 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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I played the game for a couple of months on a 2 year old HP dv7 with: 2gig dual core, 1g dedicated gpu, 4g ram, not sure of hd speed but I picked this for online gaming and it worked pretty good. Low graphic settings and some lag in high pop places, it will get you by but I wouldn't recommend it when you can get a desktop with nice stats that will play it well for the price of a good lappy.
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#12 Aug 20 2011 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks everyone for honest opinions. I decided not to look for dell :)

To Sukaki, check out this laptop that I found. I think it is good. It has Intel® Core™ i7-640M Processor (2.80 GHz, 4 MB L3 Cache) processor and NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory graphic card.

Here is a quote from Notebook check.com "The 2800M is about on par with the 9800M GT consumer graphics solution from Nvidia and is also comparable in terms of architecture. The ATI Radeon HD5850 or the Nvidia Geforce GTX 260M, respectively the GT 445M are on about the same performance level."
I hope it can play ff14.

Edited, Aug 20th 2011 12:29pm by Aminore
#13 Aug 20 2011 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Aminore wrote:

Here is a quote from Notebook check.com "The 2800M is about on par with the 9800M GT consumer graphics solution from Nvidia and is also comparable in terms of architecture. The ATI Radeon HD5850 or the Nvidia Geforce GTX 260M, respectively the GT 445M are on about the same performance level."
I hope it can play ff14.

It's garbage. The first desktop you linked has a GPU about a million times better than this.

People really, really need to understand that pinching pennies is not compatible with mobile gaming. That's what desktops are for.


Edited, Aug 20th 2011 5:24pm by Omena
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#14 Aug 20 2011 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
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If you're having trouble figuring out which graphics card is better, check this link, then click the heading "Rank (lower is better)" so that the triangle points up.

As Omena said, the first gpu was much better.
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