Gaming Laptop to match specs

edited June 2021 in General Discussion

Hi there, I'm having a hell of a time finding a GPU anywhere to run a new simulator. I'm hoping I can find a decent price on a laptop capable of running these minimum specs at the recommended or high end level. Thanks!

Minimum: 4 Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): AMD FX-6300, Intel Core i5-4430, Intel Core i5-2320, AMD Ryzen 3 1200

Recommended: 6 Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core i7-8700K @3.70 GHz, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or better

High End: 8+ Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core 9-10980XE @ 3.0GHz, Intel i9-9900KS @ 4.00 GHz, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or AMD Ryzen 3950X

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 16GB

Recommended: 16GB

High End: 32+GB

Graphics (GPU)

A gaming graphics card with dedicated memory (vRAM) is required.

Minimum: 2GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or ATI Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB / AMD RX 550 or better

Recommended: 6GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to): GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB or AMD RX 580 or better

High End: 8+GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to): Nvidia 2080 TI or AMD Radeon VII or better


  • TSTDavey

    Hello @Rickplaysbass and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Per your specs, we'd advise to stick with the simulation recommended or high-end requirements. So for a 6 core processor and 16 gigs of ram on a laptop will cost more than the slightly higher than average laptop pc.

    You can find the following laptop computers on, just type in the SKU number and search:

    Lenovo Legion Y740 refurbished gaming laptop sku# 111682

    Lenovo Legion 5 sku# 105304

    Msi Gf65 thin 10ue-97 gaming laptop sku# 237701

    Dell XPS 15 9500 Sku# 137844

    Take a look at those and let us know what you think.

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