Question by kris84tine: What notebook would be capable of playing the sims 2 and 3 when that come out?
My laptop just broke and I noticed notebooks are a lot cheaper wanted to find out if there was a notebook capable of playing the sims games on as I know they are very big platform games and not all systems are big enough. Any help appreciated.
Answer by wollybutt
It’s really about the graphics. Most laptops and Notebooks only have integrated graphics, not a ‘proper’ dedicated card. If you are looking at a Notebook that has Vista you need one of the following cards:
ATI Radeon 9800 and above. (9800, X550, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950)
NVidia 6000 series and above. (6600, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8800)
These are early DirectX 9 cards and budget cards that may not support all The Sims 2 graphical features.
ATI Radeon 9600, 9700, X300, X1300
NVidia 6200, 7100
This modthesims2 link tells you in more detail what cards are recommended for each expansion: http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:System_Requirements/MTS2_Recommendations
Dedicated parts drive up the cost of the Notebook, so if you find one that has a dedicated card it probably won’t be cheap.
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