The problem with netbooks is not the processor, but rather the graphics. Intel graphics and gaming do not go together, especially the shit they put in netbooks.
A shame considering the graphics quality you can get from a tablet or phone these days.
A further related question after those two helpful responses:
Would increasing the system RAM make much difference then? The integrated graphics share the system memory, so I'm wondering if doubling that would actually effect performance in 3D games.
I'm not expecting miracles, I'm just wondering if it's worth the money.
RAM will help with things like Football Manager (though the resolution makes it pretty much unplayable anyway) but not much else. I bumped my netbook from 1gb to 2gb but really it had no impact on gaming. RAM will just let you have more tabs in firefox etc. The general rule with netbooks (unless they're one of the fancy ones with nvidia graphics) is forget anything 3d, stick to popcap, old games, etc. Hell even snes/megadrive emulators can be a bit of a struggle on the bloody things. Really rather glad I ditched mine and spent a fairly tiny £700 on a laptop (nice core i7 8GB RAM NVIDIA 550M [2GB]), not a huge amount for some proper gaming goodness, runs skyrim on maximum settings quite comfortably. If you've got the cash, upgrade from the netbook.
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Deus Ex: HR is on sale for the umpteenth time on amazon.com, shame on you if you still haven't picked it up. The augmented edition is only $6.99, which may be the cheapest i've seen it so far. Dungeon Siege III is also on sale for $4.99. I personally have no interest in it, but there you go.
Boy Amazon really is doing these sales properly shame they are "not available" properly in the UK yet, Dungeon Siege 3 might be of more interest if Torchlight 2 wasn't just around the corner
Gamersgate appears to be having a Sega week, though like usual, they have a mishmash of stuff up on Sunday while they take things down and put the new stuff up. Few things not on sale at all yet that I expect will be added in a bit.
Football Manager 2012: 9.00 USD
Total War Shogun 2 DLC in a variety of discounts
Sonic Generations 15.00 USD
Condemned Criminal Origins 8.00 USD (mentioned mainly because it doesn't go on sale much)
Most of the Total War base games on sale for the usual prices
Sonic CD 2.50 USD
Random AFF link http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FM2012/...2?caff=3884871
Randon NON AFF: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-M2TW/me...r-gold-edition
A lot of Sega's stuff from the past few years is Steamworks so registers on there (Shogun 2, Sonic Generations, Renegade Ops, Football Manager).
There's also another sale on Magicka and it's dozen DLC going on right now.
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Condemned Criminal Origins is so good, such a shame we didn't get the sequel on pc, far superior to fear.
I've been thinking of getting it for a while now because I loved the old manager game. But the nice thing about the old game was that you only ever had to watch a few stats, and the new ones seem more like spreadsheet manager (coming from a former EVE trader and manufacturer :) ). Can I get by with just paying attention to a few important numbers and hope for the best or I do really have to control every aspect of every player?