Going to be doing a lot of traveling in the next few months and wanted to pick up a cheap new laptop to play FFXI on-the-go.
Yes, I know, lolLaptops, and lolIntel HD Graphics, but i'm curious to know if anyone has any experience with Intel HD 4000 Graphics on a laptop (the new Ivy Bridge chips). I've heard they're a significant increase from HD 3000, although still quite crap. But would it be enough to cap out FFXI's FPS?
The only other game i'd play on it would be League of Legends, which isn't exactly taxing anyway and I can turn down the settings if these graphics can't handle the whole thing. No point paying a considerable sum more if i'm not using it for anything else (merely a travel toy) and HD 4000 works fine. I have a beefy desktop that handles all my games, but I naturally can't take that with me.
The laptop I was looking at is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-15-6-inch-i5-3210-Integrated-Graphics/dp/B008I3E2T6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347365954&sr=8-1 (I can get it for around £100 cheaper where I live, but these are the specs)
Thanks for your time.