Hey rate my new laptop and is it worth it? HP ENVY for playing games

esaelias

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hello so i bought a laptop on finance and i play games alot

the sims 4
skyrim
asasins creed

and these are the specs of the new laptop:

Product Description - 15.6" - Core i7 4700MQ - Windows 8.1 64-bit - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD
Processor Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 4700MQ / 2.4 GHz ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3L
Storage 1 TB HDD / 5400 rpm + 8 GB SSD cache
Optical Drive No optical drive
Display 15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 840M / Intel HD Graphics 4600 - 2 GB DDR3
Networking Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac , Gigabit Ethernet
 

jaguarskx

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It is a decent laptop assuming it is not too expensive. The GT 840m is a mainstream performance level GPU. You should have no problems playing the Sims 4 at full HD resolution. However, it may only be able to play Skyrim at full HD resolution using medium graphic settings at best with okay performance. AC4 is more demanding than Skyrim so you at full HD resolution you may only get okay performance with low settings.

See below link for some benchmarks:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-840M.105681.0.html
 

Eximo

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Fairly standard mid-range laptop. 840M is really entry level gaming for laptops. 860M, 870M, and if you can afford it, the 880M. (Or SLI configurations)

Specs from nearly a year ago: $869 if I recall correctly.
Lenovo Y410p
i7-4700MQ
8 GB DDR3L
1TB 5400 RPM hard drive
GT 750M
1600x900
Wireless N
Bluetooth
Gigabit Ethernet

A decent gaming laptop will set you back a good $2000.
 

jaguarskx

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Additionally, it is always good to ask about a laptop before actually buying it then asking how well it can be used to play games. It is possible that someone may know of a similar laptop for a lower price or a better performing laptop for a similar price.

At the very least you would know of the GT 840m's performance prior to purchasing the laptop.

Also, none of the three games uses more than 2 cores. All games in the Assassin's Creed series have been confirmed to only use one core.

 

esaelias

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i should have asked i know i just checked the detials now pretty gutted tbh but the nvidia 840m higher graphic cards maybe outside my range...atleast the processor is ok i guess
 

esaelias

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i was on pc specialist and i confgured my own one i put the 860 m in and the 4710 processor but put 4gb ram in the price was actually cheaper but i guess the laptop i bought has a bigger screen and clearer screen... confused
 
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