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Posted - 2011.06.25 17:39:00 - [1]

im looking at either


i've been playing on a tower for ages but im not exactly tech savy, so are these going to be able to run eve smoothly?

Barkaial Starfinder
The Kairos Syndicate
Transmission Lost
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:40:00 - [2]

Laptops are bad for EVE.

If you want to run smoothly, including INCARNA, you should get a desktop.
If you can't get a desktop, I can't help.

Napoleon Baleine
Interstellar Exploration Initiative
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:41:00 - [3]

Originally by: Barkaial Starfinder
Laptops are bad for EVE.

If you want to run smoothly, including INCARNA, you should get a desktop.
If you can't get a desktop, I can't help.

and something with an Nvidia card. since CCP got sponsored by them that's all they are going to support lol

Deviana Sevidon
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:46:00 - [4]

First I want to thank you for creating this thread in general discussion, it really reminds me of happier times in this forum.Very Happy

Both are perfectly capable of running EVE now and in the forseeable future. The only suggestions I have is about the RAM, with Incarna the game really runs more smoothly with 8GB RAM, especially if you intend to use it for multi-boxing.

Still a gaming Notebook is still a Notebook and the upgrade options are usually very limited, you will be stuck with whatever video card you purchase now. My recommendation is still to use a tower-PC, even if only for the options switch hardware components later.

Posted - 2011.06.25 17:47:00 - [5]

Edited by: SpartanK34 on 25/06/2011 18:04:13

Avoid Dell. Alienware is owned by Dell, so avoid them too.

If you want a serious gaming laptop then you should be ready to shell out the money for one. Otherwise get a desktop like someone else mentioned.

I use a Sager 8662. It's about a year and a half old now but it runs all current games flawlessly. That includes two copies of Eve at the same time.

The current models are numbered differently but the specs are even better than mine. You can buy them through a number of resellers but I got mine through Powernotebooks.

Use one of the following links to check them out:

They aren't flashy but the specs are much better than you'll find anywhere else.


Also, check out this specific model. The resellers also have this one for sale so look for the lowest price.

Arianna Satellizer
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:48:00 - [6]

I have the new HP envy and another new line pavilion. Works perfect , no overheat and stuff like that. runs all settings at max. Hope that helps. And yes I also avoid alienware.

Posted - 2011.06.25 17:49:00 - [7]

Looking for a new eve to play with laptop!

Eve Radio Corporation
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:51:00 - [8]

My sony laptop runs eve fine WITH cq on ....

Seraphis Amun
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:53:00 - [9]

Edited by: Seraphis Amun on 25/06/2011 17:53:45
Pre-Incarna I would have suggested any new MacBook Pro.

I purchase a 13" i5 version about a month ago and was very happy with its EVE performance. I was able to get a consistent 60fps with graphics set at mid-level.

Since Incarna I still get about 60fps when I am undocked but if I have CQ turned on I get 12-15fps even with all graphics settings at minimum. Also the internal fan starts SCREAMING after just a few minutes.
With CQ disable and all graphics set to minimum, I now get 40-50fps while docked.


(Ninja edit for bad spelling)

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:54:00 - [10]

Edited by: Akita T on 25/06/2011 18:03:54

The absolute best current NVIDIA laptop graphics card which you can usually find only in near-or-over-2000-USD laptops (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M) is only about as strong as a desktop version GTX 460.
And let's not even talk about cooling issues with laptop high-end graphics cards, we'll be here forever.

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M options in the first linked laptop in the OP are about half power (slightly below, actually), and only the Radeon HD 6970M in the second configuration is about on par with it (still a tad bit less attractive for EVE though, for the obvious reasons), but the price of the laptop goes up to around the equivalent of 2400 USD.

You can get a better performing desktop for literally a third of that price.

* heat is a huge issue for high-end gaming laptops
* best laptop graphics card now barely on par with a desktop GTX 460
* laptops cost 2x/3x compared to similar performance level desktop machines
* unless you have a VERY good reason you can't/won't use a desktop, AVOID laptops for gaming

Vic Mason
Posted - 2011.06.25 18:01:00 - [11]

Check out Asus or MSI, you tend to get a lot of uniqueness from them and good bang for the buck.

Posted - 2011.06.25 18:38:00 - [12]

cheers fellas i'll take it onboard

I would use a tower but tbh my work has kind of got in the way a bit recently so i don't tend to spend as much time at home as i used to so really a laptop is my only viable solution unless i want to play about once a month

I will only be running one account on it & i am purchasing the laptop for the sole purposes of playing eve so really im happy with something that will just run it smoothly , not multiple accounts or anything

Liberty Eternal
Posted - 2011.06.25 18:55:00 - [13]

You'll also be able to use your laptop as a portable oven for no extra cost Very Happy


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