Hi again all. So I installed Steam on my new Dell Inspiron so I could see how well it could handle some gaming, and I thought I’d share the results, because I’m sure you guys are just salivating for some info.
Well, the reason I think this is interesting is because of the fact that it’s integrated graphics. The Core i5 in the machine has UHD 620 graphics, so obviously I wasn’t expecting too much, but here’s what I discovered: I installed Unreal Tournament 3, set the resolution to 1600 x 900, and the details to medium, and the result? Between 30 and 40 frames per second most of the time, with dips to the upper 20’s when there were a lot of explosions going on and stuff.
I guess you could say I’m rather pleased, because I don’t think of this as a gaming laptop obviously (it’s really not marketed or meant to be one). But UT3 is probably my favorite game of all time, and the fact that it plays it well with a few compromises makes me pretty happy. Not only that, it makes me believe that some of the other classic games that I love that don’t tax the GPU as much, such as Left 4 Dead or UT2004, are going to run without any issues whatsoever.
So anyway, feel free to share your recent gaming experiences on portable hardware.