Will an inexpensive computer play video games?

by on July 19, 2010

Q: My sister and I want to get a laptop, mostly for playing games but we want to make sure that the games will work on the laptop. The problem is we have absolutely no idea what any of the computer talk means.

These are the system requirements we found for the main game we want. You need 1.0 GHz or faster CPU, 256 MB of RAM and 350 MB of free space. Your disk drive must play at 8x or higher. Sound and video cards must be DirectX 9.0 compatible. Video card needs to have 32 MB of memory and must be compatible with ATI Radeon 8500 or higher or NVIDIA GeForce2GTS or higher.

and this is a link to the laptop we are considering
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coby-10-NBPC1023XP-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-N450-processor-and-Windows-XP-Home/14663167

Could anyone who understands computer speculations tell us if the game will work on that laptop?


One Response to “Will an inexpensive computer play video games?”
  1.  

    The game you mention will probably work on the computer you posted. However, be aware that you’ve posted a link to a ‘netbook’, which is much smaller than a normal laptop. I suggest you see this netbook in person if you haven’t already to be aware of what you’re getting into. Also, don’t expect any fancier games to work on this computer.

    If you want to play games on a budget your best options are to either purchase a desktop computer or go for a gaming console like a Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 or Xbox 360.

    Going for the console ensures that all the games will work without having to worry about any computer talk, and you’ll be able to play a lot of the games together.

    To test whether a game will work on a computer you’re using, try this website: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri