|First check the Sims 3 website to see if the graphics card is listed. Although it's not Crysis, the Sims franchise generally demands a lot of your graphics card, this game in particular. You'll need a graphics card with Pixel Shader 2.0 to play the game. Make sure any onboard graphics also have this capability. There is a site www.canyourunit.com which will test any system to see if it will run a particular game.|
In response to TJH22, how much ram does the above laptop have? You should have between 3 and 4 to play the game smoothly (based on personal experience and especially if you plan to get any of the expansion packs for the game as they increase system requirements).