1. Anubhaav's Avatar
    Will the Surface laptop have enough gaming power to play high end games?
    05-12-2017 09:20 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend anything related to the surface line to gamers. Light gaming; meh maybe, but hardcore graphic-hungry games? NEIN
    05-12-2017 09:43 PM
  3. Andreas Griesberg's Avatar
    Will the Surface laptop have enough gaming power to play high end games?
    From what I've read it will play anything from the app store just fine. But nothing third party
    05-12-2017 09:57 PM
  4. Leslee 94's Avatar
    I think this laptop is more created towards work related etc
    05-13-2017 05:00 AM
  5. Asrade's Avatar
    Well, I have played 'Wolfenstein' in the old days using a PC empowered with external graphics card. In those days, graphics capability of most laptops was below standard and need to be upgraded to play games. However, the Surface astonished me because of it capability, particularly what it offers in terms of its graphics/ resolution capability. Perhaps, it's the best and well equiped laptop microsoft has offered for those who were looking for one such machine.
    05-13-2017 10:08 AM
  6. JLB1984's Avatar
    I know that there are standalone gpus for us and thunderbolt maybe they will make one for the surface connector?
    05-13-2017 12:41 PM
  7. kaktus1389's Avatar
    It was not designed to be a gaming machine, so no. You will probably get around 40-60 fps on Counterstrike with medium graphics settings but that's it. Desktop machines are still the best for gaming in my opinion, though there are some really powerful gaming laptops out there.
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    05-13-2017 01:02 PM
  8. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Will the Surface laptop have enough gaming power to play high end games?
    No.

    You will need to add LED lights, a few cool Japanese stickers to the cover and only then will it play Mocecraft.

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    05-13-2017 03:34 PM
  9. Tristan Burnside's Avatar
    Seems like the Surface Book would be better aimed at gaming, not the Surface Laptop. It's a shame though, could have had a dedicated GPU.
    05-13-2017 03:39 PM
  10. PauluzzS's Avatar
    From what I've read it will play anything from the app store just fine. But nothing third party
    Including Resident Evil 7 and other Play Anywhere apps?
    05-13-2017 03:40 PM
  11. Genex13's Avatar
    I feel like Microsoft is focusing on xbox for gaming, so all other devices naturally lack power in this category. I'm okay with that. Other companies have build great dedicated gaming Laptops or hybrids, so there is really no reason for Microsoft to build gaming power into their work and performance focused surface products.
    05-13-2017 05:33 PM
  12. Rodgers Momanyi's Avatar
    Probably UWP games from the store will run well
    05-14-2017 03:20 AM
  13. Priyans56906771's Avatar
    That can't be true because somehow tricks would be there to install 3rd party apps on it!!!
    05-14-2017 05:41 AM
  14. lanakaryatna's Avatar
    Nope, surface book bad for playing GTA V
    05-14-2017 09:43 AM
  15. Hafeez M's Avatar
    I am pretty sure it can run anything from the windows store because it is you know....developed for mobiles and thus it is made for mobile cpu's and gpu's. The processor on the surface laptop is much better than all most all mobile cpu's. But if you plan to download High end games like GTA its going to perform average....really average. If you want to game on your pc you may want to look at something that has an external gpu like the Asus Zenbook Pro, Razor Blade or something similar
    05-14-2017 10:56 AM
  16. Alexey Kulinsky's Avatar
    Just buy xBox))
    05-14-2017 11:02 AM
  17. raqball's Avatar
    It's an ultrabook so just like any other untrabook, it's not intended for gaming. Will it play some games? Sure but if you want a gaming machine this is not it..
    05-14-2017 11:04 AM
  18. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    But I gots to play my games!!!! Skyrim Online, Civ 6 - they out?
    Because then I have to work....
    05-14-2017 06:50 PM
  19. TheFlyingDutchBros's Avatar
    The Surface Laptop simply isn't designed for gaming. Yes, it will play some less graphic intensive games just fine, but if you're looking to run Doom, Fallout 4, etc. I'd recommend looking at true gaming laptops. Or better yet, a gaming rig you build yourself. It's a great learning experience to build your own rig and you can customize it to your heart's content.
    05-15-2017 09:00 PM
  20. SpaciousZebra's Avatar
    It might have enough to get by, but only with the higher-priced versions with bigger specs. I wouldn't ever expect the $999 version to provide a quality gaming experience, but we really won't know until everyone tries it out!
    05-15-2017 09:20 PM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    Other than the Book with Performance Base, (even then that isn't the best) you don't buy any Surface for gaming prowess.
    ven07 likes this.
    05-16-2017 12:01 AM

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