Looking for an inexpensive laptop for school and sims for under 600

svshax

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I’m planning on purchasing a laptop to school and also for me to play sims on because my current desktop lags a lot due to age but I need a laptop under 600 dollars and I was thinking about purchasing the
HP Notebook - 15-bs013cy . Would this be good laptop for playing sims, and having custom contents and still not lag?
 

GreyCatz

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Nothing wrong with this HP - it'll do the job fine. Although the HD 520 might be a tad on the low end for Sims 4.

Let me just offer this alternative:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LD4MGY4/ref=psdc_13896615011_t2_B072ZJ9SRL

This $550 Acer ups the game with a Kaby Lake i5, a 2GB dedicated GeForce 940MX card and a 256GB SSD. It is a bit heavier, at 5.23lbs, but battery life should be significantly better. Storage is rather modest but you can buy this $50 1TB external HDD and still stay within budget:
https://www.amazon.com/Marshal-2-5inch-Alminium-Portable-External/dp/B00KQ8WOH8/ref=sr_1_20?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1513376508&sr=1-20&keywords=external+hard+drive&refinements=p_36%3A1253504011

This combo will give you a much faster SSD system disk and all the storage you'll need for the next 2-3 years. Worth considering, in my opinion.

For reference, here are the recommended specs for Sims 4:
https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/the-sims-4/12305


Edit: I just realized I was looking at a slightly different HP - yours has the HD 620 IGP which is more powerful than the HD 520, but I would still recommend using a dedicated graphics card for Sims 4.
 

GreyCatz

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Nothing wrong with this HP - it'll do the job fine. Although the HD 520 might be a tad on the low end for Sims 4.

Let me just offer this alternative:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LD4MGY4/ref=psdc_13896615011_t2_B072ZJ9SRL

This $550 Acer ups the game with a Kaby Lake i5, a 2GB dedicated GeForce 940MX card and a 256GB SSD. It is a bit heavier, at 5.23lbs, but battery life should be significantly better. Storage is rather modest but you can buy this $50 1TB external HDD and still stay within budget:
https://www.amazon.com/Marshal-2-5inch-Alminium-Portable-External/dp/B00KQ8WOH8/ref=sr_1_20?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1513376508&sr=1-20&keywords=external+hard+drive&refinements=p_36%3A1253504011

This combo will give you a much faster SSD system disk and all the storage you'll need for the next 2-3 years. Worth considering, in my opinion.

For reference, here are the recommended specs for Sims 4:
https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/the-sims-4/12305


Edit: I just realized I was looking at a slightly different HP - yours has the HD 620 IGP which is more powerful than the HD 520, but I would still recommend using a dedicated graphics card for Sims 4.
 
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