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Old 11-06-2009, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My GF and I are sharing this and it fit the bill for almost everything we needed/wanted. And we got a really good price on it, cuz I had a gift card. Only thing I would have liked was a better video card, but based on the ranking page, this one will still play games.

In terms of games, how will the card hold up? What can I realistically be able to play and at what kind of settings?
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In terms of games, how will the card hold up? What can I realistically be able to play and at what kind of settings?
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Class 3 Low-Midrange Graphics Cards
Lower end of Graphics Cards for users who want to play games. New games should run on these cards, but only with decreased details and mediocre resolution.
Mobility Radeon HD 4530

I hope it's not too late to change your mind on your order for your video card. Personally i would not go any thing lower than a Class 2 Card on a laptop.
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unfortunately it is too late.

no biggie though. i am not looking to play the latest, cutting edge games on full settings. but i would like to play some fairly recent games on moderate settings. something like assassins creed, old one. hopefully maybe the new one but, like i said not on highest settings. maybe something like oblivion? like i said, not maxed out or ne thing. will it run those or no?
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Anything up CS:S? Maybe Fear at moderate settings with a chill pad?

Good luck.

Laptops are kinda like honda's, only quick if you tune them :P
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ok, well after looking the card up and reading a bit about it and what other people said. if i wanted to play crysis at full settings, i would get about 9 fps, which i have no desire to play. so i feel pretty decently confident that it will run a lot of what i want to play at medium settings with decent fps.
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