Will OLD RTS games RUN on cheap laptop

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  1. LaMOi

    LaMOi Notebook Guru

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    I’m getting my son a laptop.

    But I was thinking I could perhaps play some games on it whilst I’m waiting to buy my 30 series gaming laptop at some point in the future.


    Now all I’m looking at really is they have reasonably decent processors and have 8GB RAM.


    ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS — CAN THEY RUN....? COMPANY OF HEROES AND MOW

    If they can run those smoothly — happy days. If not, then forget it, I’ll look to buy an even cheaper laptop! Since I won’t need it for anything but the simplest web surfing and school work.



    Company of Heroes



    • RECOMMENDED:
      • OS: Windows® XP or Vista
      • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or better
      • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit

    Men of War Assault squad 2


    • MINIMUM:
      • OS: 64bit - Windows 7, 8, 10
      • Processor: 4.0 GHz single-core, 2.0 GHz dual-core or higher
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 6 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible





    The laptops I’ve been looking at —

    ASUS VivoBook M413DA Full HD 14 Inch Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B089Q2PWN8/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1


    - Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6

    • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3450U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics

    • [​IMG]
      Windows 10 Home 64bit, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian

    • AMD Radeon™ Graphics with shared graphics memory

    • 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz

    • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
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    HP 14s-fq0000na Laptop - AMD Ryzen™ 5



      • Windows 10 Home 64
      • AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U (2.3 GHz base clock, up to 4.0 GHz max boost clock, 8 MB L3 cache, 6 cores)
      • 14" diagonal, Full-HD (1920 x 1080), micro-edge, anti-glare display
      • 8 GB memory; 256 GB PCIe® SSD storage
      • AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    And the Acer Aspire 5

    ACER Aspire 5 A514-52 14" Laptop - Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB SSD




      • Windows 10
      • Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor
      • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 256 GB SSD
      • Full HD screen
     
  2. LaMOi

    LaMOi Notebook Guru

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    I just want to make sure my thread is not blacklisted ....


    I don’t necessarily need advice about which laptop hence did not post in the other thread — is more I just want to know roughly whether I can run those two games on these laptops that I’ve included with spec.


    Thanks
     
  3. Kevin

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    You're asking if a game that recommended a Pentium IV will run on a 2020 machine?

    Yeah', at 1000fps probably.

    I played Dawn of War on year 2005 integrated graphics.
     
  4. LaMOi

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    Yeah sorry am about of a noob!


    Some of those picks don’t have dedicated graphics card??

    I’m inclined to go for the HP laptop then — looks the best components for the money...
     
  5. Kevin

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    Just a little ribbing, don't sweat it.

    The HP is definitely the best buy of those you posted.
     
  6. LaMOi

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    Dawn of War is another I’d like to get. It ran smooth on your 2005 model??
     
  7. JRE84

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    it will run just fine I use a ultra book with a hd620 and it games medium settings just fine with pre 2014 games
     
  8. LaMOi

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    How low price range could you go do you think to run those games on high settings and smooth fps?

    CoH
    MoW:Assault Squad 2
    Dawn of War

    below £500?
     
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    your best bet money wise is amd...try to get vega 10
     
  10. LaMOi

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    So the HP is the best I’ve seen at that price point.

    Ryzen 5 4500u
     
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