Hi Barrens chat!
I'm thinking of buying a gaming laptop, almost specifically for Classic WoW. I no longer have a PC at home and a Desktop PC is currently not going to happen due to space issues, so therefore I'll have to do with a laptop.
I've been eyeing the following laptop:
https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-Gaming- ... B07QQ9LZZK
These are its specs:
ROG Zephyrus G (2019) Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, Windows 10, GA502GU-PB73
(The GTX 1660 is actually Max-Q.)
The price is $1100 + shipping&import fees (to Japan), which is still actually a lot cheaper than the gaming laptops available here.
There is also an 16GB ram model, although this is not available on Amazon. The 16GB ram one is supposed to be +$150 more, but only US-only stores have them.
I will be playing Classic very casually (around 10 hrs per week, highest content for me would be BWL/AQ20 prolly), and while I don't expect to travel a lot, the reduced weight and the relatively silent fan sound (thanks to the max-q) is a big plus for me.
So my question is, should this be enough / solid for Classic? I know WoW runs on potatoes these days and the original game is 15 years old, but Classic will be running on a modified current version of WoW. Since I haven't played actual WoW for 5+ years, maybe there are some things that I've missed (maybe 8GB ram is not enough?? Or AMD chips are shit for WoW?? I don't know...).
Or do you have better/more suitable suggestions?
i say this thing is a overkill for Classic. My GF is playing Retail on a Lenovo Yoga (ATI Card) and Thinkpad t580 (Nvidia card) and she can play casually on the Yoga with around 40 fps (raids and big BG goes down to 15-25 fps) and for hardcore raiding the t580 have always a solid 30 fps.
The yoga is around 5 years old and the t580 around 2 i think.
So this is retail and is way more demanding then the classic version. I played the Classic demos on my PC and both laptops and always had 60 fps with everything on Max (even AA and AF).
I would recommend this laptop and the 8gb should be enough as long as you just run WoW with discord, skype etc on.
Cheers. Yeah for me gaming on a PC was already fading away since I moved (a lot less free space around the house, plus working behind a PC for 9h~ a day) and I was active on PS4 over the past few years. However I still want to casually play Classic, and having a silent/light laptop sounds quite appealing. Maybe I'll try some non-recent-year-AAA games or some indie ones that I cannot find on PS4, and as far as I can tell it should run any non 2018+ AAA game pretty well.