I'm looking for the cheapest laptop I can get that will run World of Warcraft smoothly. That's it. Only things I need are: 15.4" inch screen for all of my interface mods Good battery life Enough room to hold WoW I've been looking everywhere, but in the end I don't have any idea what I'm doing. I don't want to ask for help at Best Buy because all they sell is Vista, and I don't want to buy anything I don't need.
3rd May 2005
I'm going to recommend either an Acer Aspire or an ASUS A6 series. Both these laptops have 15.4" TFTs, both have semi-decent graphics solutions and both have ~100gb hard drives, which would be more than enough for WoW. They're also fairly reasonably priced, you can pick up either brand for somewhere in the region of £550 ($1,060).
I actually own an ASUS A6km and other than one hardware failure (which I suspect was a fluke, and was repaired under warranty free of charge in any case) I've had no problems with it. I will, however, comment on the durability (or, more specifically, the lack of it) of these machines - you definately do not want to manhandle them unless you fancy having to deal with ASUS' support centre for a few weeks in a row.
But it's the things like the 64 bit processor, 100gb hard drive, and 7300 graphics card that don't need to be that high in order to play warcraft. I have a desktop right now with a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz procsessor and a x700 256mb graphics card and it runs wow perfectly(even maxed out).
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
Erm, I'm fairly sure an X700 is more powerful than a GeForce 7300. Pretty much any processor on the market is 64-bit. And hard drive space is up to you.
Well, you just blew me out of the water.