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Alright so as some of you know from previous threads my current 8 year old dell is spasticating every time I join a f****** game. It has now decided to let me play after 50 seconds, but it’s sh** and i need a new one. 

 

Now i really want a laptop instead of desktop, i need to be able to move it around and put it away etc., atm stationed at my dining table xd.

 

So I’m looking for a budget £500 laptop that can run warships on mostly high with anything above 10fps, starts on time and can have discord, spotify and maybe even OBS and twitch stream working fluently...

 

i dont have a sh** about computers and cpu storage crap, i just want a laptop that i can open and use, not goffle around with before using. I was looking at the inspiron 15 5000 as it looked alright, but i rlly don’t know when it comes to these things.

 

any help would be greatly appreciated 😊

 

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Im using this: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-gaming-review-3655839/

 

You can pick one up for like 600 / 700, the only thing lacking is the stock screen quality, but I changed mine for a FHD one.

 

This thing will handle any high end game, even new releases. Its build is solid.

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Just buy a desktop tower and upgrade it when you can.

 

What you're expecting is a bit like buying a Fiat 500 and expecting it to drive like a Ferrari.

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Vor 7 Stunden, Vilodrom sagte:

So I’m looking for a budget £500 laptop that can run warships on mostly high with anything above 10fps, starts on time and can have discord, spotify and maybe even OBS and twitch stream working fluently...

 

The game is still very forgiving as regards hardware. That said, your system should have a dedicated GPU, not make do with any onboard graphics on the mainboard. That would really slow you down.

Try https://skinflint.co.uk/?cat=nb

Just toying with the filters and looking up what some actually mean will help you reach a more informed decision.

Unfortunately, it seems to show that laptops even with lowly 1050 graphics - which I'm perfectly happy to use in my self assembled low-end desktop system - are already in the "gaming" category and will exceed your budget by 150 to 200 quid. That is probably just the price you pay for the convenience of having a fully pre-assembled laptop.

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1 hour ago, Nautical_Metaphor said:

Alright so i popped on there and looked at some stuff, found this: https://skinflint.co.uk/dell-latitude-14-3490-r1jgj-a1871818.html?hloc=uk

 

It was only £550, but twas in the 'dedicated GPU' section. Is this sort of thing right, or is it lacking something else I should look for?

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Vor 2 Stunden, Vilodrom sagte:

Alright so i popped on there and looked at some stuff, found this: https://skinflint.co.uk/dell-latitude-14-3490-r1jgj-a1871818.html?hloc=uk

"Intel HD Graphics" means a (small) section of the CPU is dedicated to graphics. That's not gonna do you any good.

 

Looking at the rest of the innards, well I have different standards, which is not to say I'm a gaming hardware snob - quite the opposite, in fact - but actual hard disks were obsolete five years ago already. (SATA SSDs have been obsolete for about two years.) It's a shame to throw any money at all at such a thing. Then again, I do my own assembly of desktop systems, which saves a ton of money, so I'm not really the one to talk here. But you do get what you pay for, that's just the way of the world.

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I wish I knew what you were talking about with SATA SDDs and hard disks xD.

I think i'll just buy a inspiron 15 5000, i've heard alright things and don't have enough computer knowledge to understand

 

 

if there were any basic things I could look out for which make a good world of warships and other game running laptop (for it's price) that would be great.

 

So far i know to look out for a 

/Dedicated GPU

 

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That is more than £500.

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you need something with a decent graphics card(nvidia 2GB minimum, i5 or better / equivalent CPU and these days i would not go for less than 8GB of RAM. so my suggestion would be go on a website such as PC specialist and build your own. hard drive or SSD dont matter much but SSD is quicker. but again, for £500 your options will be slim. i think £700 is more realistic for something what will do what you want + actually last a few years before its absolute and needs replacing / components upgrading. 

 

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosVII-17/ 

 

for example, switch out the CPU for the 2GB nvidia and add 4GB more RAM. and you got something what will last a while. but with VAT on top its in the £740 range...but Finance is a option. 

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Alright Final-ish decision, https://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5570-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-amd-radeon-256gb-ssd-15-6-full-hd-silver/p3643480?sku=237565730&s_kwcid=2dx92700024307468091&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKCAiA9qHhBRB2EiwA7poaeB0NfdmGqxNSRQq8qGSR40J2atDBCTBaX19XAkpCf4x0P3v3lwB-HBoC2A4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

I up my budget to £600, and this thing is i5 with 8GB ram...

should be alright

 

if not let me know :P, it's not like I'm trying to play new graphic intense games, just world of warships xD and some other goofs

 

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Alright so I forgot which laptop i got 8 years back so i checked just now, and it turns out I have an i7 with 8GB yet it’s struggling to run wows. I really don’t know what the problem is then, and I don’t think creating storage space by deleting other things will help. Maybe it’s past it’s age now

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2 hours ago, Vilodrom said:

Alright Final-ish decision, https://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5570-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-amd-radeon-256gb-ssd-15-6-full-hd-silver/p3643480?sku=237565730&s_kwcid=2dx92700024307468091&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKCAiA9qHhBRB2EiwA7poaeB0NfdmGqxNSRQq8qGSR40J2atDBCTBaX19XAkpCf4x0P3v3lwB-HBoC2A4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

I up my budget to £600, and this thing is i5 with 8GB ram...

should be alright

 

if not let me know :P, it's not like I'm trying to play new graphic intense games, just world of warships xD and some other goofs

 

the RAM and processor is fine.. but it does not give any info regarding the graphics card other than its AMD no specs so i would inquire personally. As i believe anything less than a nvidia 2GB card or the AMD equivalent will very quickly become obsolete.  Also i would get an external hard drive for your general stuff as 250GB will disappear before you know it. 

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i would check that your drivers are up to date and check how much RAM is actually being used by wows when you run it with the task managers performance tab. 8GB should still manage. i use about 6GB total with background processing + wows. now start adding in internet tabs and that last 2GB could run out quite quick. But if 8 isn't enough just get rid of the 2 4GB cards and throw 2 8's in. Assuming they are compatible with the motherboard. But honestly, regardless of the RAM or processor if the graphics card is crap it will run like crap regardless. Deleting things will help free room for updates etc but it will not increase performance by anything major (As long as theres a few GB left) 

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It was doing alright on the RAM, about 5 GB being used. Stayed consistent but when I finally got into the game, it crashed. Probably because I had task manager open, this game is fragile as f*** on it's own.

So a graphics card.. I have an i7 rn, can you switch up graphics cards in a laptop? I don't know a thing about computers xD

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Am 30.12.2018 um 22:46, Vilodrom sagte:

Alright so I forgot which laptop i got 8 years back so i checked just now, and it turns out I have an i7 with 8GB yet it’s struggling to run wows. I really don’t know what the problem is then,

Well for one thing, if you install lots of software on a Windows PC, it gets slower. That's always been the way things are in the Windows world because it is a 'badly' designed operating system. On purpose, to accelerate this cycle where hardware manufacturers can push their latest new crap on consumers after a few years. So that's one thing: If you use that laptop not just for gaming but also for all the other things you do, then it will be slower. One way to make it run WoWs faster would thus be to do a complete 'blank slate' Windows reinstall, leaving off as much as possible of any other software you run on it, as well as most of the usual clutterware and bloatware that comes with normal consumer systems, especially branded ones. Though nobody will be able to predict how much faster it will run WoWs after that, and if it even will be perceptibly faster or better.

 

And the other thing is, it may be an i7 but not all i7s are created equal. CPUs are succeeded by the next generation after about a year or so. Each succeeding generation is supposed to be faster, and even though in fact some aren't, or not by much, there has been definite progress since 2010. The intel Core-i series has been introduced in 2008 and for all we know, yours could very well be the first i7 generation (Nehalem) and eight generations have passed since then. Also the speed not only depends on the CPU (generation) but the whole main board and chipset architecture that comes with it, as well as possible hardware 'bottlenecks.' Also even if it does have a graphics 'card', that , too, will be obsolete by now.

 

It's just the way things are.

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just to note I7 is not the graphics card - that is the processor. A few things what you could do would be give wows priority. you can do this by going into task manager > under processes double click wows > right click wows (32 bit) go to details > find wows.exe > set priority to what you see fit. that basically means that your computer sends it the resources needed to run before it worries about other background processes such as internet tabs etc etc. 

 

if its crashes, are you getting a crash report? might be worth finding out if its the game or your machine through support. 

 

try reducing the graphics settings to the absolute minimum. This could put less strain on your graphics card since you are unsure on what it is. if its not a dedicated one it could certainly be overheating and straight up giving up. 

 

also that laptop the gentleman above listed is actually very good value for money. the only thing you will need to upgrade anytime soon may be additional RAM which is a simple process. 

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3 hours ago, kingzy2013 said:

 A few things what you could do would be give wows priority. you can do this by going into task manager > under processes double click wows > right click wows (32 bit) go to details > find wows.exe > set priority to what you see fit. that basically means that your computer sends it the resources needed to run before it worries about other background processes such as internet tabs etc etc.  

 

It won't let me double click wows in processes, only right click... Besides, I don't have anything else running in the background while playing for that reason xd

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@Vilodrom

 

I'm fashionably late, and it might not help, but...

 

I often run WOWs on my 5 y/o laptop with a 256GB SSD, i7 cpu, 8GB ram and on board Intel HD graphics.

 

There are a few things I also do to ensure it runs as 'smoothly' as possible (don't expect more than mid-30 fps, but at least it rarely crashes)

 

1) I've bought a 500GB external SSD, made a bootable partition on it and run a second 'clean' Windows 10 install on it. I keep it totally free of all programs except for the games I want to play. It's not simple to set up a bootable removable drive, but it is fairly easy if you take the time to follow online guides

2) Run wows on the lowest graphics settings

3) Run it from a shortcut to the game's exe so you don't have to have the WGC launcher open - see pic 1 below

4) As above, and edit the shortcut so it has task priority whenever run (as previously suggested but saves needing to go through task manager) - see pic 2 below

 

 

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Pic 2:

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Le 30/12/2018 à 00:28, Vilodrom a dit :

Alright so as some of you know from previous threads my current 8 year old dell is spasticating every time I join a f****** game. It has now decided to let me play after 50 seconds, but it’s sh** and i need a new one. 

 

Now i really want a laptop instead of desktop, i need to be able to move it around and put it away etc., atm stationed at my dining table xd.Videoder Tubemate Snaptube

 

So I’m looking for a budget £500 laptop that can run warships on mostly high with anything above 10fps, starts on time and can have discord, spotify and maybe even OBS and twitch stream working fluently...

 

i dont have a sh** about computers and cpu storage crap, i just want a laptop that i can open and use, not goffle around with before using. I was looking at the inspiron 15 5000 as it looked alright, but i rlly don’t know when it comes to these things.

 

any help would be greatly appreciated 😊

 

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:23 PM, mona2005 said:

Using a laptop is better them using a destkop

Desktops are way superior in terms of performance. Id advice OP to just pick some nice parts and build his own desktop, that way he will get way more than twice the performance for the same price as a laptop.

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