That video chip is part of the Trinity class of APUs from AMD (A4-4300M). As with the Intel I series I think video on the same chip with the cpu is not a good idea for a gaming computer. Today's video computer chips are more complicated then the cpu chip. Both the cpu and gpu (video chip) generate a lot of heat when gaming graphical games. There have been several posts about APU processors having trouble with TS3.
My computer came with the amd radeon hd 6450 1gb.I have all expansion/stuff packs installed and 1.65gb store content. I tried updating the other card but it still didn't help.
I upgraded to the amd radeon hd 7750 1gb.Was amazed at what I had been missing! I love it!
Of course everyone has their own opinions of graphics cards and I do agree that Nvdia cards are great,too!
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My budget right now is not great, I looked at a few different laptops and my son thinks this is the best for what I can afford. So I will get it and hope for the best. Thanks everyone for all the help.
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Before getting a laptop, keep in mind that laptops will always be less powerful than a desktops at the same price. This is important for gaming. If The Sims 3 is the only game you play, you might want to consider getting a nice budget gaming desktop since a budget level laptop will (most likely) not be able to run the game smoothly.