What laptops are you using for C2?

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Post » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:43 pm

Hey guys, i was wondering what laptops are you using to develop games in C2.

Im looking to buy a new laptop. I want it to be as simple as possible in order to performance test my games as well as keeping the hole on my wallet as small as possible.

What are you guys using and what are your specs?

What laptop without a dedicated graphics card could i get away with?


Thanks in advance!

Sag
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Post » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:03 pm

I'm currently using an HP Omen. I think they've been reduced to ~$1000 by now.

15.6" IPS panel, 1920x1080, touch-enabled
Intel core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GTX 860m
256gb PCIe SSD

Pretty damn nice considering the price. I'd prefer a 17" screen though. Also it doesn't have a numpad so that can be troublesome at times.

Without a dedicated GPU...hm...maybe something like the HP Envy, Asus zenbook, Dell Inspiron, or Lenovo thinkpad. There are so many out there..
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Post » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:10 am

I manage fine with a Lenovo G500 (i3-3110m, Radeon HD 8570m).
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Post » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:14 am

i'm using g751 (probably the strongest currently, while upcoming GX700 and g752 will be new asus's flagships)

i4860hq, 8gb ram, 120gb ssd samsung evo 4, 1TB 7200o/row, 980M 4GB.. and so on..

17" ips fullhd
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Post » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:41 am

haha , i am using imac 27" with vmware fusion.
3.4ghz , works pretty good. xD
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Post » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:13 am

acer aspire nitro 17'' i5 4210h, gtx 960, 8gb ram. Pretty solid machine, awesome performance on everything, And considering C2 doesnt use hyperthreading (at least the exported/previewed game, dunno the engine itself) the i5 isn't a big deal.
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Post » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:51 pm

I'm not sure if they even build laptops still that wouldn't be sufficient for this job. :) Just pick any recent budget model that appeals to you. Integrated intel graphics are perfectly fine (I have that on my laptop, which is an Asus VivoBook).
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Post » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:05 pm

i test on my weaker laptop aswell core2duo 2.0ghz dual core, 4gb ram 800mhz (ddr2), 500gB 5400 drive, ati radeon 4650 1gb ram.
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Post » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:34 pm

Thanks for the replies, i guess a cheapo laptop will do :D
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Post » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:27 am

MacBook Pro Retina 13in (mid 2014) 16gb ram
running Windows 8.1 VM

Yep, works just fine too.
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