I’ve been thinking that I’d like to get a laptop that could actually play games. Well, OK, not games – Everquest 2. While my current laptop runs older (ancient?) games like Vice City, 512mb will stop an EQ2 installation. ATI Radeon 1150 apparently supports DirectX 9.0b, while 9.0c is required.
Check out how much a “gaming laptop” costs though. If $2,500 sounds good to you go for it, but I’m far too cheap to cut loose with that kind of money for a computer nowadays.
Then I stumble upon this Dell system – smartly hidden among business computers, apparently. $600.
Geforce 8400 GS M. Apparently, this video card will be supported by Everquest 2. The “M” for mobile worries me a bit though. In case you missed it, EQ2 is not supported running on laptops, officially [wink wink, nudge nudge], but all reports are that if you can get it working, then it’s OK.
God, it would be sweeeeeet for my next business trip not to include evenings of boredom (read as : Too cheap to pay for entertainment) and actually allow me to log in and game. Even with minimal graphics and framerate, the experience would be great. And traveling with the laptop gives me something to do when visiting Mom, the relations, and friends with Internet access too.
Any tips or horror stories there folks ?