Monday, October 8, 2012

So I Got A New Computer

If you’ve been following my adventures you will know that my old gaming machine packed up a couple weeks ago. Well I got a new computer after a lot of head scratching and reading of reviews I came to a decision and got a HP Pavillion g6.

I was very worried after reading various graphics cards review sites that the G6 wouldn’t be able to play World of Warcraft at any reasonable frame rate however thankfully after a touch of insight I searched YouTube for examples of my preferred laptop and graphics cards running games that I was interested in. 

Thankfully I want to play World of Warcraft and not some lesser known game, after checking out YouTube I was convinced it was worth trying this laptop out.

·         1.9 GHz dual core processor
·         Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
·         15.6 inch Brightview HD LED display
·         500GB hard drive
·         6GB RAM
·         DVD drive (dual layer with re-writer)
·         Wi-Fi enabled
·         HDMI output
·         Warranty: 1 year
·         Webcam and digital microphone
·         Multi-card reader

As far as I’m concerned that is a nice set of stats as it allows me to do what I want as I have now seen after playing around with the computer for a little over a week.

So far I have played World of Warcraft and Star Wars The Old Republic, I played WoW on some custom settings (who needs shadows?) and got very respectable results indeed I never felt I had any frame issues but to be perfectly honest I haven’t done many backgrounds to really test how it handles 20+ players onscreen spamming their buttons to death. The Old Republic runs well enough but it has very weird options in terms of graphic settings so I am loathe to mess with those but the game was very playable.

The laptop does everything else that I want it. That previous  statement also includes not running slower than molasses. I can run any videos I want and running multiple tabs or letting the virus and spyware scans run in the background no longer cause me to have to stop everything else.

There isn’t really a lot else to say though I will keep you guys informed on any issues arising from the laptop though it seems to be going well so far. So that is enough from me I hope that your computers are problem free.


Benita Bolland said...

This is a good review from a gamer's perspective. Overall, this laptop offers very good value for money, as it covers all aspects of computing, and does a good job all round. It can handle heavy editing software such as Photoshop, and can easily double up as a decent entry-level gaming laptop as well. Plus, it has good audio quality, making it an ideal multimedia notebook on a budget.

-Benita Bolland

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