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Truth Seeker
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Best Buy laptop for Diablo 3

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 

 

Epic Genius
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Re: Best Buy laptop for Diablo 3

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:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-quad-core-...

 

Also, you should take a minute to read this article regarding the AMD APU's and Diablo 3 performance:

http://plug-in.bestbuy.ca/t5/Check-out-the-Brand-Blog/Diablo-3-APU/ba-p/41658

 

Hope this helps.

Pioneer
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Re: Best Buy laptop for Diablo 3

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. Smiley Wink 

 

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i7-2670qm-proc...

 

 

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Epic Genius
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Re: Best Buy laptop for Diablo 3

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:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hewlett-packard-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core...

 

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-intel-core-i5-...

 

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-quad-core-...

 

 

The Captain
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Re: Best Buy laptop for Diablo 3

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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.