PTNLemay Posted October 25, 2015 Share Posted October 25, 2015 (edited) First off, right off the bat I would like to clarify that I live in Canada. This means that any amazing deals that might be had on amazon.com or bestbuy.com or anything else .com won't work for me. It has to be .ca. With the Canadian dollar being as weak as it is right now this means we have to pay more when buying stuff that comes from outside of Canada.So yeah, I'm at a point where I'm probably going to have to buy a laptop for school, and while I'm at it I would really like to find something that can play KSP to some degree. My budget is (at the most) 500$. I don't mind turning the graphics down, keep the ships part-count low. Really I just want to be able to turn the game on and show it to my classmates. We're not allowed to install games on the school computers but I'm sure there are plenty among them that would love to check it out. I checked on the wiki for minimum system requirements but it's not really... clear what it all means. http://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/System_Specs Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAMThis is the current contender that I'm checking out. http://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Aspire-SW5-012-16AA-Detachable-Touchscreen/dp/B00NGK98GS/and this is it's CPU/GPU. http://ark.intel.com/products/80274/Intel-Atom-Processor-Z3735F-2M-Cache-up-to-1_83-GHzThe GPU mentioned on that page doesn't say anything about SM3s or VRAM. Just that it's an Intel HD GPU with a Graphics Base Frequency of 311 MHz.The reviews for the laptop seem good, and it's under 500$. But... let's be honest it's not stellar. Limited to 32GBs of capacity, 10-inch screen is pretty small, only one USB port. It also says "Windows 8.1 with Bing" which tells me this might be some kind of horrible "Free OS with adverts!" deal... I would be really happy if someone had something similar if not better to offer. Anyone who's found they could run KSP on unusually affordable/low-speced laptops? And before anyone says "Pfff... an atom? That'll never run anything." There are people who claim to have gotten KSP to run on atoms before. I would just like more input on how... usable those cases were. Like, "Good up to 50 parts" or "It'll pretty much be 5 frames-per-second whatever you end up doing.EDITMight also be a contender, slightly heavier, lower resolution screen, better CPU. http://www.amazon.ca/HP-Stream-11-P010nr-convertible-Office/dp/B00X5X2NXQ/ Edited October 26, 2015 by PTNLemay Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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