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#1 Aug 21 2012 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't played WoW in a few years, and I'm looking to spend (hopefully) around $500-$600 on a laptop that will run it with no problems.

Any thoughts on this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246322

Thanks
#2 Aug 22 2012 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
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That HDD is slow, other than that it should play WoW fine. My laptop has a slower HDD, and it sucks.
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#3 Aug 23 2012 at 9:30 AM Rating: Good
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I have a pretty similar laptop (a bit older, but otherwise identical) and it runs FFXI all right, which means it'll probably handle WoW all right as well.

However, the bottleneck is definitely going to be that hard drive. 5400 RPM is older technology and it just can't keep up with your processor. It used to be that processors and video cards RAM and motherboard bridges were the bottlenecks in any given system, but not any more. I'm actually going to replace the HHD in my laptop with a solid state drive, as well as add an SSD to my main workstation as my OS drive. Solid state is the Formula 1 race car to a standard 7200 RPM hard drive's Honda Accord. And the 7200 RPM makes that 5400 RPM look like a 1978 Gremlin.
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#4 Sep 04 2012 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks to both of you.for replying. Any thoughts on anything in that price range that would run in a little better?
#5 Sep 04 2012 at 3:46 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158153
That's at the bottom of your price range. The trouble with the listings on Newegg, is they tend to leave out the HDD speed. I steered clear of any that were blank or listed 5400 RPM.
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