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Laptop recommendations?
#1
Hello! Hope this isn't in the wrong forum, I'm obviously a very new member here. I have wanted to get into PCSX2 for years, I've tried using it on every desktop / laptop I've owned to no success.

Basically, I had a home robbery a little over a week ago and they took my laptops among other things. So, I need a new laptop now. This is going to be a gift from a friend of the family, they said to "future proof" it and that "price is no concern"

That said, I don't want to go crazy haha. I don't need anything super amazing (ie 1080p60fps for every PS2 game). My emulation desire is pretty much limited to playing FFXII IZJS in 720p at full speed. I'd love to play most of my PS2 games in above native resolution.

Does anyone here have a laptop that can do some decent emulation that they'd like to recommend?

Please don't recommend a desktop, I already have one that I could upgrade in the future if need be. I'm being given a new laptop, not desktop.
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#2
Unfortunately in order to get good performance in PCSX2 out of a laptop at anything but low resolution you need to spend some cash. Around the order of a thousand dollars, mostly. Without knowing your specific requirements, I would advise you to look for something with a dedicated GPU(meaning something with Geforce or Radeon in the name, and that does not say integrated). And also to look for intel processors with Q in the name. Q in the name means they are very fast laptop processors. Avoid anything with U in it like the plague.

If you want to post back with something you are looking at, I can tell you how it will do. I am not terribly up on laptops so an outright recommendation is hard for me to give. I am sure others will though.
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(07-06-2014, 05:37 PM)Blyss Sarania Wrote: Unfortunately in order to get good performance in PCSX2 out of a laptop at anything but low resolution you need to spend some cash. Around the order of a thousand dollars, mostly. Without knowing your specific requirements, I would advise you to look for something with a dedicated GPU(meaning something with Geforce or Radeon in the name, and that does not say integrated). And also to look for intel processors with Q in the name. Q in the name means they are very fast laptop processors. Avoid anything with U in it like the plague.

If you want to post back with something you are looking at, I can tell you how it will do. I am not terribly up on laptops so an outright recommendation is hard for me to give. I am sure others will though.


I believe that a thousand dollars is something they expect, since they said to future proof it. I was looking at these:

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=34-313-742

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail....9091868856

http://m.toshibadirect.com/product/detai...70-AST3G23

https://m.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/think...5:000038B4:
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#4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

That will run any ps2 gane thrown af it.
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#5
Anything produced within the last two years with a mobile i7 2000-Series Quad Core (without U = Ultra Low Voltage = very slow) or better and a GT555M or better can run FF12 in 1280x720.
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#6
that one is good enough without blowing a hole in your friends pocket. Wink
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#7
^ Yeah that is a reasonably priced one that will do decently.
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#8
torture to use newegg over the ocean, but their search works if you know what you search for. Smile
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#9
I wouldnt trust lenovo's cooling. We are talkong about running pcsx2 after all
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#10
i wouldn't say that. and they have the faster graphics cards. especially vram bandwidth one might need. also it's 17.3" spacy. they also have a sli 755 in a 15.3" gaming laptop. that looks like getting hot.
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