We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

What cheap notebook to run RockSmith

2,338 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-03
Can anybody suggest a PC for me to buy?  I have a PC I'm perfectly happy with, but it won't run ROCKSMITH 2014.  I want to buy the cheapest Windows (preferably 8) PC notebook (or, better yet, tablet) that can run the program RockSmith 2014.

Per manufacturer's website:

PC Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6750 or 2.8 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)*
Hard Drive Space: 12 GB
Sound: DirectX-compatible

PC Recommended
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3-540 or 3.30 GHz AMD Athlon II X3 455 or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)*
Hard Drive Space: 12 GB
Sound: DirectX-compatible

*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release
AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 200 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 series

I want to buy a cheap--I'm open to used or new--light PC laptop (better yet, tablet; better yet tablet with removable keyboard).  PRICE IS BY FAR THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FACTOR.  Small would be great, so I can put it in my guitar case, but price is the main thing.

Any suggestions?  Alternatively, is there some master list of what PC contains what CPU and what GPU.  I mean a list ranked by performance.  If there is, then maybe I can answer my own question.

Thank you all.
Comment
Watch Question
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 6 Answers and 12 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant

An Experts Exchange subscription includes unlimited access to online courses.

Get Started
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE