That 1.6 GHz CPU is a kicker, as GW2 uses the CPU alot more than normal games. I don't believe that will be enough to run it at comfortable settings, unfortunately. I hear it does scale well, but I have not played GW2 on the lowest settings, so it could surprise me on all low settings. I would definitely wait for more opinions before buying it to play GW2.
I'm sorry I don't have time to offer an alternative, but I don't know your price range, etc. Look on Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, Directron.com (especially the 1st one), and you're sure to find a great deal if you don't rush into a commitment. Mobile CPU's & GPU's are nowhere near as good as their desktop counterparts, even if they are named similarly. Just make sure the CPU is at least more than 2 GHz with 4 cores, whether that be Nvidia that has dual core with hyperthreading (the i3's), or the 4 cores without hyperthreading (an Nvidia i5, or any AMD quad core). I'd recommend 4GB of Ram if you have Vista or newer OS. You would also be best off having 500MB - 1GB video ram for a decent experience in GW2. Actually, here are the bare minimum specs from ArenaNet -
The current minimum requirements are as follows:
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or better
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
- 2 GB RAM
- 25 GB available HDD space
- Broadband Internet connection
- Keyboard and mouse
Here is a thread that GW2 members are posting their PC specs on (PC & laptop), and the type of settings & framerate they are getting. Scan through it & you can match up the stats of the laptop you picked out & see if the experience that people playing with those specs are satisfactory for your girlfriend. Hope that helps! https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/players/What-are-you-running-GW2-on
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