A (Hopefully) Simple Question on Running Games

I’ve been trying to run a lot of these great games on a 12 year old macbook, so obviously I’ve had a small amount of success. I’m starting to look for a new laptop, and I was wondering what I should be looking for to run more of these games (operating systems, etc.)? Any guidance would be appreciated! I haven’t bought a computer since 2009 so I’m a little overwhelmed at the options.

Thank you!

When it comes to buying a computer, the first thing to make note of is your budget. If you want to play video games in general, the highest end computers can cost over $1000. However, if you only want to play games here on Weight Gaming, I’d recommend something like this (~$440):

It’s an AMD Ryzen 3 core, with Radeon on-board graphics and 4 GB of RAM as well as an SSD (the latest in storage technology). You might want a seperate hard drive if you need to store more than 128 GB on your computer, or you can look at more expensive machines. This is a basic, few to no frills option at the lower end of pricing which should run everything on this site.

I’m not one of those tech people that thinks they know everything. If someone knows a laptop which does more at a lower price, go for that instead of my recommendation.

I would pick something with at least 6GB of RAM, There are laptops with 8GB RAM in the $400-$500 range. 4GB is just too little to even browse the web

I think this one is one of the best deals so far ($487) https://www.amazon.com/ASUS_VivoBook-Touchscreen-NanoEdge-i3-1005G1-Ethernet/dp/B08ZC726SK/

Its actually a bit too good:

  • 4K resolution
  • Touchscreen
  • i3 CPU which is a solid processor
  • 8gb RAM
  • 256 GB SSD (lots of fast storage space)

If you don’t need the touchscreen then this is a better deal at $430 (much stronger CPU and slightly better GPU) https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-3000-Processor/dp/B08GKKV4RR/
Edit: looks like the downside is the screen quality for this might not be very good though

All in all, my tips is that you should find something with at least:

  • 6GB of RAM
  • i3 or above CPU
  • OR Ryzen 3 or above CPU
  • Don’t pick the crappy Intel Cherry Trail or Intel Atom CPU, they burn out really fast!

Also, make sure to read the reviews, if the product has no reviews or too few then you should reconsider buying it

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First, think long and hard about if you really need it to be a laptop or not. Even adding keyboard/mouse and a screen to the price (assuming you don’t already have a TV around to use), a laptop will be less cost effective for the performance. It will also have worse cooling, be harder to clean, and is much harder to upgrade down the line.

For playing games Windows OS is the obvious choice.