09-10-2012 03:16 PM
My employer recently gave me a $1000 gift card for Best Buy and I'm looking to replace my ancient laptop. I'm looking for something that would be able to play Diablo 3 at a medium setting. Ideally, I would rather not use the entire $1000 but I was curious if anyone could point me in the direction of a machine that could handle the game? Thanks, systems requirements are listed below.
|Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c|
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
|NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better|
|1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)|
|12 GB available HD space|
09-10-2012 03:53 PM
You should have no problem finding a great laptop that will play Diablo 3 at MAX settings, for well under $1000.
This HP is by far the BEST deal available right now and will play Diablo 3 plus most other games very well:
Also, you should take a minute to read this article regarding the AMD APU's and Diablo 3 performance:
Hope this helps.
09-10-2012 05:46 PM
The computer Von alka listed you will play diablo 3 on low to medium settings , it has a good intergrated graphic card , but if you want to use more of your gift card , or play at higher settings or to keep playing recent games for a few years , I would suggest you to buy a laptop with a dedicated graphic card. They cost more , but you will get far better performance.
The acer laptop I listed bellow is the laptop I am typing from at the moment , it can play most games on very high settings with anti-aliasing off. I highly reccomend buying it , sure it costs 800$ , but you get what you pay for.
09-11-2012 10:06 AM
Diablo 3 is really not that demanding of a game (like Battlefield 3 is), you can play it on low/medium settings with integrated graphics on a 3 year old laptop.
The HP model I listed will play Diablo 3 on high settings, no problem.
The Acer model you listed is also a good choice and will easily play it on high settings as well - at $799 that Acer is a great deal as well.
If you are okay with spending around $800, than I would personally go with one of these HP models as I think the build quality is much better:
09-18-2012 10:10 AM - edited 09-18-2012 10:12 AM
The computer suggested by Von_Alka should be fine. I run Diablo3 on an A6 Processor with less power at High Settings, so this guy should be fine. You will notice a little lag in heavily populated areas, but nothing deadly.