11-11-2012, 10:21 AM #1
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Ive been spending a lot of time lately at Microsoft stores and best buys playing with all in one windows 8 computers, and i'm seriously considering ditching apple and buying one.
Before that I just would like to find out a couple of things:
1. The main reason i want to switch is for playing RTS games on a touch screen, the thought of doing that just seems awesome.
->Can windows 8 run older xp games? I only really play a couple new rts games (Starcraft 2, civ 5, the new Sim City when it comes out) which will run fine I'm sure, but the main ones I'm worried about are Empire Earth 2, Age of Empire 3, Homeworld 2, Star Wars Galactica Battlegrounds, and Star Trek Armada 2.
2. Is there a decent all in one that can play games well? I don't know much of anything about graphics cards anymore.
->I mainly play older games, the only newish games I play are Starcraft 2, WoW MOP, Diablo 3, Civ 5, and when the new Sim City comes out ill be playing that.
Thanks for any input you guys might have
- 11-11-2012, 02:05 PM #3
I also have Civilization V which I run in high graphics mode (not very high, because I need a better graphics card), so to give an approximate spec ideal to aim for, my Dell XPS 17 laptop features:
OS: Windows 8 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @2.00GHz
RAM: 6.00 GB
Type: 64 bit OS
Harddrive: 1 TB Harddrive
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M (1 GB)
Hopefully this gives you an idea of what to aim for. I got this laptop about two years ago and it handles most newer games in a "higher" graphics mode.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions.
11-11-2012, 02:13 PM #4
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If the GT 550m a dedicated card? or is it integrated.
That seems like its the biggest issue I'm coming across, if I find an all in one with a processor better then an i3, it'll have intel integrated graphics.
- 11-12-2012, 04:05 PM #5
What I do know though is that if you want decent gaming, you want a dedicated graphics card.