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    Cheapest laptop that could run DOTA 2?

    Hi RPSers!

    I'm moving to South America for 9 months or so. them. I'll mostly want a laptop for music and films but it'd be great if I could play a few games, especially if I could meet up once or twice with my greatest love, DOTA 2, while I'm out there and perhaps play a few other simple 3D games. I will be travelling around a fair amount and I'm concerned about it getting lost/broken/stolen and I won't have much use for it after coming back so I want the cheapest possible laptop that will reliably run DOTA 2 on the lowest settings. I know it's scraping the barrel and may perhaps need a refurbished laptop but if this could be achieved for under 300 then that would be ideal. If adding an extra 50 would make a huge difference then I could do that.

    DOTA 2's minimum specs are supposedly:

    Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
    Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better


    Any help would be super-appreciated!

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    anything with an intel HD4000 will do nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashakos View Post
    anything with an intel HD4000 will do nicely.
    Thanks mashakos. I'm searching, do you think I would be able to find one for under 300? Does anyone have any links to any?
    Last edited by hexagonalbolts; 05-02-2013 at 10:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hexagonalbolts View Post
    Thanks mashakos. I'm searching, do you think I would be able to find one for under 300? Does anyone have any links to any?
    I wouldn't bet on it. You might get close to 300 though. Here's an Acer Aspire for 328.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkura View Post
    I wouldn't bet on it. You might get close to 300 though. Here's an Acer Aspire for 328.
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    If you're going to travel with that cheapo laptop, can I suggest 2 things

    1 - a GOOD QUALITY laptop bag which keeps out dust/dirt/rain and doesn't LOOK like a laptop bag (for mugging purposes)
    2 - a GOOD QUALITY international travel adaptor to sort-out dodgy current (some of the cheaper ones will just go bang)

    You'll thank me later...

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    @hexagonalbolts:

    I'd also suggest a decent Wired-USB mouse if you're going to be duking it out on Dota 2. And let me also suggest you a wired USB house, as the inbuilt laptop can't handle (or won't last) the constant abuse by a Dota player.

    Hope this helps :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkura View Post
    I wouldn't bet on it. You might get close to 300 though. Here's an Acer Aspire for 328.
    interesting find. this one will run dota 2 fine. and look at the price!
    really nice.

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    I don't want to create new thread so i will type it here.

    I need cheapest laptop to play DOTA 2 on high settings with steady 60 fps. Everything on except AA, vsync may be on/off.
    I would be grateful if somebody could suggest some laptops cuz i know nothing about laptops.
    Last edited by Karolis; 13-02-2013 at 03:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karolis View Post
    I don't want to create new thread so i will type it here.

    I need cheapest laptop to play DOTA 2 on high settings with steady 60 fps. Everything on except AA, vsync may be on/off.
    I would be grateful if somebody could suggest some laptops cuz i know nothing about laptops.
    What part of the rest of this thread wasn't helpful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    What part of the rest of this thread wasn't helpful?
    Well, laptops there are capible of runing Dota 2 at low setings, i want to play it on high.

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    Nice, I am also share my system spec :)
    Acer Aspire V3-771G-6851 17.3-Inch Laptop
    Processor: 2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M (3MB Cache).
    RAM: 6 GB SDRAM.
    Hard Drive: 750 GB SATA.
    Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
    Graphics Card Ram Size: 2000 MB
    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Count:2.
    Computer Memory Type: SDRAM.
    Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA.
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM.
    Also had an extra space for anoda drive i may just get an SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
    Nice, I am also share my system spec :)
    Acer Aspire V3-771G-6851 17.3-Inch Laptop
    Processor: 2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M (3MB Cache).
    RAM: 6 GB SDRAM.
    Hard Drive: 750 GB SATA.
    Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
    Graphics Card Ram Size: 2000 MB
    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Count:2.
    Computer Memory Type: SDRAM.
    Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA.
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM.
    Also had an extra space for anoda drive i may just get an SSD.
    And the cost?

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    i5 3210m and GT 650m is enouth to run dota 2 on max settings with no aa on 1920x1080 with 60 fps ?
    Last edited by Karolis; 16-02-2013 at 09:50 AM.

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