Tristan89

Help - Is Intel HD Graphics 620 enough for X9?

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I am looking at purchasing a new laptop with the specifications as attached/below, is this enough to run X9?

 

Microprocessor
Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)

Memory
Standard  16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)

Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620

Storage
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB15133I/HP-Remanufacture-Envy-15-as133cl-Entertainment-Not

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Please read this article for more technical data about your intended purchase: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-620.172256.0.html

 

Generally speaking ANY and I say with authority ANY video support by ANY manufacturer is a complete waste of money. Proper video support on any PC needs to be based within a dedicated video card not some cheap piece of crap built into the motherboard of any PC or laptop. My advice is to spend more $$$ and get a proper rig. Such laptops are for browsing the web and doing light weight graphics jobs. Perhaps I am being unfair to Intel but I doubt it.

 

DJP

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Hello Tristan,

 

Thank you for the question.  We recommend that your computer has a dedicated graphics card with 2 GB of dedicated video memory.  Look for an Nvidia or ATI graphics card.  Here is a link to our system requirements page https://www.chiefarchitect.com/products/sysreq.html and a link for tips on buying a computer https://www.chiefarchitect.com/products/sysreq.html#tips

 

Feel free to contact us in sales if you have additional questions.  Call 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com

 

Kind regards,

 

Derek

Chief Architect Sales

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FWIW I'm fond of Clevo Notebooks (Sager here in the states)

Couple of places in Aus that carry them branded as Dreambook and Metabox. Don't know how bad the shipping is from there to you but at  base price they have machines slightly more money than your are looking at with proper card and more juice. (Note that operating system is usually an add on) I know nothing about the resellers down that way. I'd check the forums at  notebookreview.com to find out about them.

One outfit with Metabox and Gigabyte machines

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While Intel graphics will work, you will notice some lag, especially in 3D. For about 500 or so more, if possible, and looking through the same website you provided for NZ, the following link lists some better options with discrete graphics and also include an SSD drive which will help speed things up as well.  I'd get at least the 256 drive capacity so you can get your chief files on it along with all the Window files.  Still a little tight, but considering the budget, a good option.  If you can increase the budget more, then a 512gb drive would be great.  The HDDs are likely 5400rpm drives and so a little slow.  Probably worth swapping that out on your own for a SSD drive in the future.  You can pick up a SSD drive for a decent price these days, but depending on the manufacturer, that can void the warranty.  So things to consider.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/category/computers/laptops/gaming-laptops?fs=2856086

 

Best of luck.

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