GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
Big Fish Games Homepage    
Topic Options
#904233 - 07/28/13 09:47 AM Inexpensive Laptop
lexxy Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/02/00
Posts: 3144
Loc: Southern Exposure
I have three desktop computers and I love them but I will be on the road shortly and for the first time in over ten years am looking to buy an inexpensive laptop to play my games on while I sit in my hotel room waiting to attend a meeting. I don't want to spend money on a state of the art system because I will only use it when I travel. Can anyone suggest one that can play some of my latest games like Face Noir, Gray Matter and Secret Files3. My desktop is a custom gaming computer with o/s Windows7.
_________________________
carol
It doesn't cost a dime to be kind
----------------------------
Currently playing Companions Of Xanth

Top
#904239 - 07/28/13 10:09 AM Re: Inexpensive Laptop [Re: lexxy]
Draclvr Online   content
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9928
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
Unfortunately, lexxy, there is a chance some of the newer games will not play on a cheap laptop with integrated graphics. You should look up the video requirements for the games and then see if integrated graphic will be adequate. Both Face Noir and Secret Files need a minimum of a 128 MB card and Gray Matter requirements were higher.
_________________________
Gardening is better than therapy. Plus you get tomatoes.

Top
#904246 - 07/28/13 10:43 AM Re: Inexpensive Laptop [Re: lexxy]
mj2c Online   shocked
Settled Boomer

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 901
Depends on what you call cheap. I bought my lappy about 5 years ago which was was pretty cheap (at least considered so in the UK) £400. GFX is an nVidia 8200M - pretty ropey but it comfortably plays those games you mention there. Given that people in the Americas get a far bigger bang for their quid I don't think you'd have too much difficulty to find one that will play Adventures, just don't expect it to play other, more graphic intensive types of game.

Top
#904298 - 07/28/13 02:47 PM Re: Inexpensive Laptop [Re: lexxy]
Draclvr Online   content
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9928
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
lexxie, Newegg has this refurbished Asus for $280 after a $40 rebate. I don't know a lot about that 7640G video card, but it might be worth looking into to see if it will work for you. The price is definitely right!

Asus Refurbished Laptop
_________________________
Gardening is better than therapy. Plus you get tomatoes.

Top
#904301 - 07/28/13 03:25 PM Re: Inexpensive Laptop [Re: lexxy]
lexxy Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/02/00
Posts: 3144
Loc: Southern Exposure
Thanks both for your input I will check out the site right now.
_________________________
carol
It doesn't cost a dime to be kind
----------------------------
Currently playing Companions Of Xanth

Top

Moderator:  InlandAZ, Jenny100 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
15 registered (Marian, Ewil02, BobH, Cue, Agustin Cordes, Draclvr, BrownEyedTigre, joanie39, colpet, Karsten), 87 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Amberdrop, binnykinz, scarend, JALind, maggieann
8524 Registered Users