Will this Laptop Run Halo 2 PC?

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  1. thestrangestick

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    Acer Aspire 5530G Laptop LX.AVY0X.038 - Laptops Direct
    That's the link - here are the offical System Requirements for Halo 2:
    * Microsoft® Windows® Vista™
    * 2 GHz or faster processor
    * 1 GB of system RAM
    * 7 GB available hard disk space
    * NVIDIA 6100, ATI X700, or above
    Now I know computers but I don't know what 'NVIDIA 6100, ATI X700, or above' means so I'm hoping somebody else might.
    Also, I'd like to be able to play it with the highest settings, it is a fairly old game after all.
    Thanks

    If it's not good enough, could somebody recommend a decent gaming laptop within the range of £500?
     
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    that laptop will run it but not on high settings

    medium at a push

    as the thing about the graphics that the minimum type of graphics card you can have for the game to run

    the other thing i could suggest is have a look in the computers for sale on this forum
     
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    This is the next one up, with 1 GB less RAM but a better Grafix card (no blu-ray :( ) how will this do?

    Acer Aspire 6930G Laptop LX.AVB0X.001 - Laptops Direct
     
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    Thanks for all your advice guys. I'm basically buying this lappy ofr Uni next year - I just want to be able to play Halo 2 on it! (massive halo 3 fan). I don't necessarily want to put it all the way to high, as long as I can play medium settings or more and have no lag.

    If I can't with the two I mentioned, could somebody refer me to a place where I could get what I want for around £500 - £600 - and no Forum sales please - if I buy new my dad can get VAT off then 20% off that (got his own company :) )
    Thanks for all your help, you guys obviously know more about grafix cards than I do, cheers.
     
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    I hate bumping but I just want to point out that I feel these laptops are good value for money when you consider what I call 'pretentious' companies like Rock and Alienware that charge spadeloads for what seems like much lower spec. Is there anywhere that does cheap gaming laptops that are good enough to run Halo 2?
     
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    both the laptops you mention are ok but will struggle with high settings

    alienware bit over the top

    rock are clevo clones have a look at novatech

    have a look at dell as they are good if your dad is buying it

    biggest thing i would say is research but then tech changes every couple of months
     
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    Seems as all u want to do is play Halo 2?, so why not buy halo 2 (xbox) and play it on your X360? being halo 3 fan did u mean that u actually own a 360? Assuming u must do but unsure from post.
    Bit confused.
    Will Have a peek around and may edit my post if find decent laptop (why only laptop?)
     
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    Going to Uni, so need a lappy, thought I might as well get one that can run Halo 2 PC, and you helpful lads inform me the 499 one will do that, so that's me chuffed. And I won't be getting it for Xbox because of achievements and server play online for PC, but yes thanks for the advice :)
     
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    Halo 2 runs badly on laptop video chipsets even the high end one, bug in the game I am guessing, have tried it on Nvidia 8400/9300/9400MGS which are more than enough but you get really bad stuttering, which is even noticeable on a 9600MGT.

    So this game is not for laptops
     
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    Just to confirm, I've already got this laptop, and the game, and it runs smoothly at the highest settings, so I'm not sure how valid this guy's post is.
     

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