The Witcher 3 is the lightest when it comes for Nvidia GPU requirements of all the newer games. And that laptop isn't going to hold The Witcher 2 higher settings.For the extremely graphic intense games like The Witcher games, it lags a little unless you play on the absolute lowest settings.
As for Skyrim, it would run probably the highest settings, barely, though. Newer games won't be even touched by it, so I wouldn't say it would be good for intense gaming.For games like Skyrim/Fallout if you don't play them on "Super Ultra High" settings, they should perform pretty smoothly at a good Framerate.
Matter of preferences, although with much better PCs it doesn't change performance that much and there's a huge difference between graphic settings in some games. It's especially true on higher resolutions.For when I play Skyrim and games like Skyrim, I normally play on the medium or lowest graphic settings and they run pretty well when I play them (because I care about performance over graphics and the game doesn't look too different to me if I don't play on the high settings).
There's no point on having one, though, If you are going to lowest settings. It would be a huge waste. Not saying I'm looking only for graphics, since I played lots of old games, as well as some on lower settings and didn't complain as long as I could play smoothly. Still, if you intend to have high-end gaming PC, then make sure to have proper use of it.I would play on the lowest graphic settings even if I had the strongest gaming Laptop or PC in the world.
Recording is more a matter of a Hard Drive. Having 2 of them, playing on one and recording on another doesn't affect playing much. Also the most Terraria can take is some more RAM.I also record using my laptop and haven't had any issues with framerate in recording Terraria.
This is what I mentioned previously and this is why I said to get a better Laptop for more needs.For the people saying to buy a PC instead of a Laptop, there are legitimate reasons to choose a Laptop over a PC. Like living in a small house that has no space for a new desk/table area, when a person travels a lot, and the portability of a laptop overall.
In case of pre-2014 games, aye.Sure they may not be as powerful as a PC, but I find that all of my games still run well on my laptop overall. And the laptop Andr wants to get looks stronger than mine so it should be good for Andr's needs.
Not true. Most of GPUs are for gaming. Games with lots of action and intense graphics, obviously take more from GPU. CPU only makes rendering and ability to hold lots of objects easier. It's especially more intensive in case of huge worlds with no/few loading screens. But it needs to be displayed somehow, the higher resolution and bigger textures, the more graphical processor needs to work.The GPU is not for gaming and is for simple multimedia and Word processing.
On that I would definitely approve.Before immediately jumping on that HP, take a look around. There's plenty of options out there, don't limit yourself to one model or brand. Check the reviews for each laptop you find, see if someone with similar interests and criteria left behind a rating. Watch out for sales, too. I've seem a few laptops around $1300 that got knocked down to ~$900 when I was shopping for my own gaming laptop.
That also depends. It does take some of the CPU, but some decent models along with recording on different HDs ( SSD works wonders ) can give a relief to the usage. Games need both good Graphical Processor and Core Processor to work well. But it doesn't change much for someone who prefers to play older ones.Recording is CPU heavy, so for your case you'll need the best of both worlds.
Yep, that's what I mentioned earlier.If you can stretch your budget further (say, $1400+) you could probably head to one of those build-your-own sites and customize your own laptop with the hardware and software you want.
Seems you don't know that much yourself, though.Thanks for the first two paragraphs. That helped me decide that A. You don't know you're talking about and B. I didn't need to read the rest.
But on that I can agree.That laptop is built for movies and word processing. It won't run anything you want other then Terraria at all. Least you could do is build a semi portable PC or buy a better laptop, like the one Sergei suggested, but if you want to be ignorant and buy that laptop, good luck playing Fallout4 or Skyrim.
Yeah, we gave you serious and honest opinions, just to match the tag. Honestly, 950m would slightly pass the test, 960m/860m/870m could give you pretty moderate results and playing 2016 games wouldn't make much of a problem on low-medium settings. The laptop you brought example of, works better for multimedias. Won't go in depth with that, because that one is pretty much an explanation.If I am correct, your title has the 'serious' tag, we were being serious with our advice, also you should have added more context. You should do research before shelling out 1000$ on a laptop. Now I will rephrase; the 940m is a modest performing mobile GPU which is intended for media and maybe some very, very light gaming. It performs similar to nVidia's 840m, even more closely to their 750m unit, which is not saying much. It could however play games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim if you turned down the settings a notch. 16gb of ram on a laptop, in my personal opinion, is an absolute waste for gaming unless you plan on doing intense stuff. Seriously, find a better/cheaper alternative if you have not bought it already.
I'm not saying "Oh f*ck laptops, pony up and build a beastie desktop!!!111" now, am I? Yes, Desktops will always be cheaper, but there are many reasons why one would prefer a laptop for gaming. Also, the Envy line is Hewlett-Packard's response to Macbooks/iMacs. They are for professional use/media consumption, not for gaming, as Pii stated above. I know someone who wasted 1800$ on a 13'' alienware with an abomination of a 1366x768p screen last year and it barely gets 40 fps in tf2. I'd rather not see people waste money.
EDIT: @Andr I found a laptop with the exact same gpu, 8gb ram, 1080p screen, and webcam on sale for 679$
And I made some researches on it as well as talked with some more experienced people, so I know a bit of these things.