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Hewlett-packard / Dv6-2173cl
March 28, 2010 at 17:14:39
Specs: Windows 7
I'm purchasing a laptop and I want to know whether the HP dv6-2173cl will run The Sims 3, The Movies and Second Life. If it can, how well?

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#1
March 29, 2010 at 06:01:04
Find the system specifications of the laptop and match it to the reccomended and/or minimum system requirements of any game. You can often get the requirements from the Internet.

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#2
March 29, 2010 at 08:36:25
"For users who require desktop power in a manageable 6-pound chassis, there's the HP Pavilion dv6-2173cl ($799.99 list). This reasonably priced 15-inch multimedia notebook, available at Costco, is chock-full of features and makes use of Intel's latest mobile dual core processor, the Core i3. And, while its discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics engine is a relatively low-end solution, it can handle light gaming duties, as long as you dial back the special effects."

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...

The graphics is listed as the nVidia GeForce G105M. If you go to the following site & scroll down, you'll see the test results for Sims 3:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA...


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#3
March 29, 2010 at 09:34:52
I don't know how to compare specs, Akuma. That's why I asked for help. Thanks for trying though, jam.
What about the HP G62-144dx? How does it compare?

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#4
March 29, 2010 at 09:56:09
One of the Best Buy machines? If so, it'll have a weaker Intel HD graphics chip. If I'm correct...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

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#5
March 29, 2010 at 13:09:34
"Thanks for trying though, jam"

Thanks for trying? Did you do as I said? The 2nd link has several games listed, one of them being Sims 3. The GeForce G105M video 'card' (if that's what you have) averages over 100 FPS (frames per second) on Sims 3 with low settings. Generally speaking, 30 FPS is considered the lowest that still provides acceptable gameplay.

Your questions are a little "cart before the horse" though, don't you think? It's pointless to ask after the purchase, you should have asked before buying the notebook.


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#6
March 29, 2010 at 14:14:15
Ok, thanks for doing the job well. By the way, I haven't purchased the laptop yet. No one has compared Second Life and The Movies yet. Is this a game popularity thing or what?

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#7
March 29, 2010 at 14:14:54
Oh and thanks Skipcox!

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#8
March 29, 2010 at 15:13:55
This Second Life?

http://secondlife.com/support/syste...

The Movies...

https://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/activision.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=15714&p_created=1131474727&p_sid=ILa5B5Yj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTcsMTcmcF9wcm9kcz0xLDQ2NyZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9Mi40NjcmcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXN5c3RlbSByZXF1aXJlbWVudHM!&p_li=&p_topview=1

Looks like The Movies would be just fine and Second Life would "probably" run just OK.

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