Hey, so I'm trying to help a friend find a good enough gaming laptop - it doesn't need to run the latest games, as long as it's 64-bit it'll be an upgrade to his old laptop. About the only requirement is that it has to run FFXIV at minimal settings.
Friend doesn't have a large budget, hence the 500 or under stipulation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
FFXIV'S minimum system requirements can be found here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/
Please keep in mind the game is getting an expansion in a couple months and the minimum requirements are subject to change, especially since the devs have indicated they are going to abandon 32-bit versions of the game, which indicates a probable increase in RAM for both the DirectX 9 and 11 versions.