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#1 Dinggus

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:22

I need a cheap laptop for work mainly, but on the side I'd also like to play AA 2.5 (I can't find system specs), the game came out in 2005 so I'm assuming both these laptops can handle the game.

 

I'm looking at the Acer Aspire 11.6" Laptop and the Asus 15.6" Laptop

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...50000&cp=1&lp=1

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...50000&cp=1&lp=2

 

Just need help decided which one I should get. I will be mainly using it for traveling and to kill downtime when traveling.




#2 +techbeck

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:27

ASUS.  Just better build quality and more reliable laptop.  Only thing the Acer really has going for it is that is is lighter.  Get more hardware with the ASUS for not that much more money.



#3 offroadaaron

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 15:08

So I was going to say anything but Acer when I read the title, worst brand ever!!!!!!



#4 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 15:11

i would also consider the hp 255g1/g2 modells as a possible choice.



#5 OP Dinggus

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 17:22

Okay, well the game recommended requirements for America's Army 2.8.3 (not the version I want to run) is:

 

CPU Speed: 3.0 GHz processor or equivalent

RAM: 1 GB

OS: English version of Windows® 2000/XP/Vista Operating System with latest updates

Video Card: 3-D graphics card with 256mb+ memory and support for hardware transformation and lighting

DirectX version: DirectX® 9.0

Sound Card: Yes

Free Disk Space: 3.5gb of uncompressed hard disk space for game files

 

So can the ASUS handle it?



#6 Nogib

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 17:33

You can get a Dell that is identical spec-wise to the Asus for $199 at MicroCenter if you have one near you http://www.microcent...omputer_-_Black

 

And those specs for AA were based on the hardware available at the time which is why it says dumb things like "3.0 GHz" when the Pentium 4's of the era needed to run that fast to get decent performance.



#7 OP Dinggus

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 18:39

None are in FL. But can the Asus handle it?

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 21:21

Anyone?



#9 T3X4S

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:24

get something decent, but used.

IMO makes more sense then going and buying some POS acer, or hp



#10 Skiver

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:35

It's difficult to say, the spec lists a CPU speed that is faster than any of the above models however I suspect given the age of the game it may be referring to a single core so getting something that is dual core will make up for that. I suspect it would run it ok.



#11 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:37

 if i could get valid login data for americas army i would give it a try on my hp notebook to let you know if it works but all i get is spam emails so far.

but as i see it(

HP 255 G1 Notebook PC (H0W17EA)

includes AMD Radeon™ HD 7340 Graphics this might be not ennough to play modern games.

however, the other 2 you look after are even worse, i would not wanna play a game on an 11' inch screen.

 

 

an used notebook via ebay might be the best solution for you.



#12 OP Dinggus

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 15:55

Thanks guys, keep in mind it'll mainly be used for work. But being able to play this game would also be an incentive.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:19

@Dinggus

 

i tried yesterday installing Americas Army, but when i want to register on battletracker.com it says succeeded but i need to wait for confirmation email, this email is still not here.



#14 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:04

ok i have managed to install this and with fglrx driver can be played with no problems on my system.



#15 OP Dinggus

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:00

ok i have managed to install this and with fglrx driver can be played with no problems on my system.


What's your system specs and how about the frames per second?