Will Guild Wars play on this laptop? Watch
Dell Inspiron 1200
Intel Celeron M
1.30 GHz processor
256 MB RAM
About 5GB free space
XP (SP 2, blah)
I'm willing to upgrade the RAM if neccessary.
My main concern is the oboard graphics though, which I know nothing about:
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
It is supposed to be a huge improvement on what Dell used to use, but i'm still not entirely sure whether it will play Guild Wars, and the guy in the computer shop had no idea about it's ability.
Anyone know anything about this graphics card then?
I found loads of info about it here, but being as useless as I am with computers, none of it really means much to me :
edit: Actually im not sure that gfx card is capable even with the extra ram.... im sure someone else will know though.
The onboard graphics card is the problem. Integrated cards usually perform poorly for games. RAM is easy to upgrade but the graphics card would probably be very difficult to upgrade on a laptop.
Even though you say 256 MB RAM, onboard cards like this eat a chunk of the RAM like swiney said, so you unfortuantely don't even have 256 MB of useable RAM. More likely 224 MB with 32 MB for the graphics (right click My computer > properties to find out.)