Laptop for Sims 4: Intel HD or 940MX graphics?

Aug 28, 2018
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I'm looking for a new laptop and I plan to ONLY play the Sims 4 on it, at least for now. I'm going to be buying most but not all EPs and game packs and use some low-poly cc. I'd like to have it run smoothly on high settings, but medium would be okay (I'm really into the "smoothed edges" look). So I've narrowed it down to a laptop with either Intel UHD graphics (probably 620) or Geforce 940MX. I'm seeing some conflicting info online about how well Intel graphics perform so I really don't know which direction to go and whether it's worth it to spend a little extra for the 940MX. Here are the links of the ones I have in mind:

940MX:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9YH4WE/?coliid=IQUPB48R2HB67&colid=2UBY1HY5ZDHG5&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

HD 620:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-15-6-inch-i5-7200U-Processor/dp/B07CK2FNXX/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1535506376&sr=1-3&keywords=acer+aspire+intel+hd+620

 

jaguarskx

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The Intel HD 620 is capable enough to play the Sims 4 though you might have to use medium graphic settings at 1080p resolution. However, if you plan on playing games that are more demanding than the Sims 4 in the future, then it is generally recommended that you buy a laptop with a dedicated GPU.

I recommend the following Acer laptop that is currently on sale at Newegg (about 14 hours left before the sale ends as of this reply). For $520 you get a quad core i5-8250u, 1080p screen, 256GB SSD and the nVidia mx150 GPU.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834316369&cm_re=mx150_laptop-_-34-316-369-_-Product


The mx150's performance is between the GTX 950m and GTX 960m which means it is more powerful than the 940mx.

 
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Thanks! I agree, I stumbled upon this deal earlier today and I think I'm gonna jump on it. A model with MX150 for less than 940MX isn't something you see every day!!
 
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