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    My nephew is interested in online games and I'm wanting to introduce him to RIFT. I'm considering buying a Toshiba P745-S4102 for him but I'm not sure it will play the game acceptably. It has a Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i3 processor with 6GB of RAM. The graphics card is the Intel® HD with 64 - 1696MB (shared) video memory.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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    This laptop would really struggle to even run the game at low settings. Rift is fairly demanding, and to play a dedicated graphics card is kinda required. Though I expect using the Low quality renderer would allow you to play, the framerate would still be low and your experience not so great.

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    I spent $800 on an HP from Newegg that has an i7 and Radeon 6770m. It runs the game well enough. I'd guess a new i3 to cost around $400... so in that 400-800 ballpark, pick a better poison than an i3 with onboard graphics.

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    I'd say buy it! The fun in Rift is not playing it on ultra settings, that is just a nice bonus. I play on low quality renderer, even then rerly reach more than 12 fps and yet I still have fun.

    You could also ask for his parents or any other family members to help and chip in a bit and buy it as a joint present so you could buy something along the line of five to six hundred pounds and get an i5 laptop.
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