Will this laptop play sims 3?

Jordynpgilbert

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I'm looking at Walmart laptops because I can't afford a $600+ laptop. Will an HP 15-f272wm Laptop be able to play the sims 3?!
 

jaguarskx

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I would not bother. The Intel HD (Bay Trail) graphics core integrated in the low budget Pentium N3540 CPU is basically their weakest "modern" graphics core since 2010. The link below has game benchmarks for the Intel HD 2000 which is older than the Intel HD (Bay Trail), but still a bit more powerful. It's Sims 3 performance is rather low.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-2000-100.37994.0.html


The following $350 Acer laptop with a Core i3-7100u and Intel HD 620 graphics core should not have any problems playing the Sims 3 at 1920x1080 resolution.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499314320&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-7100u


Click the following link for Intel HD 620 game benchmarks. The Sims 3 is too old to bother benchmarking, but the Sims 4 has been benchmarked. Note that the laptops tested have either i5-7200u or i7-7500u CPU so benchmarks will likely be a little better than a core i3-7100u.
 

jaguarskx

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I would not bother. The Intel HD (Bay Trail) graphics core integrated in the low budget Pentium N3540 CPU is basically their weakest "modern" graphics core since 2010. The link below has game benchmarks for the Intel HD 2000 which is older than the Intel HD (Bay Trail), but still a bit more powerful. It's Sims 3 performance is rather low.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-2000-100.37994.0.html


The following $350 Acer laptop with a Core i3-7100u and Intel HD 620 graphics core should not have any problems playing the Sims 3 at 1920x1080 resolution.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499314320&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-7100u


Click the following link for Intel HD 620 game benchmarks. The Sims 3 is too old to bother benchmarking, but the Sims 4 has been benchmarked. Note that the laptops tested have either i5-7200u or i7-7500u CPU so benchmarks will likely be a little better than a core i3-7100u.
 
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