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What is the min. you'd have to spend to run Starcraft 2?

by qqqq88 / August 7, 2010 9:49 AM PDT

I thought for sure those $400 laptops wouldn't run Starcraft 2 but somebody knowledgable told me they would. Is this realistic? Also I've been advised to look for an amd graphics card, not intel.

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This one is simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2010 11:12 PM PDT

Have that somebody show you it running on the 400 buck laptop.

The truth is that gaming laptops are premium machines running from about 1k to 2k bucks. If there was a 400 dollar laptop that ran Starcraft everyone would buy that and it would not be a secret.
Bob

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Thanks
by qqqq88 / August 8, 2010 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: This one is simple.

That's what I suspected. However how is it that xbox 360 is only $300 or less, and the graphics are pretty good? What % better do you think the graphics on a gaming rig are then on xbox 360 or playstation 3? I know Starcraft 2 is not on consoles but I'm just wondering in general.

Also, I know HD TVs run up to 1080p. For reference, what do games run up to on gaming rigs?

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That's easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2010 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

If you research the XBox it is not a PC. It's a specialized hunk of hardware without a display (like your laptop) and we could chat about how it is subsidized by XBox Live and game sales.
Bob

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Thanks
by qqqq88 / August 12, 2010 1:21 PM PDT
In reply to: That's easy.

Regarding Starcraft 2, the min. CPU requirement is single-core 2.6 Ghz Pentium 4.

If you have a dual-core system that is not 2.6 GHz but fairly close, does the fact that's it's dual-core make up for the fact that it doesn't meet the min.?

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Discussed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

The reason why has been done. Let's simplify it to the dual core lets tasks monopolize a CPU core.

The real issue I see is that many don't have a great or ever "nice" GPU.
Bob

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