In principle that should run the game pretty well, so long as Windows 8 supports it; I have Windows 7, an i7 instead of an i5, more and faster RAM, a Z77 motherboard and more hard drive space, but none of those things should make a great difference to gameplay. Of course with an OEM system you can't be 100% sure of the quality of the parts, but unless they're doing something stupid like underclocking the GPU or fitting it with 64-bit RAM instead of 128-bit it shouldn't be a problem.
I got an Acer laptop computer 17.3 I5Intel 2.5 ghz 6gb ram and Nvidia GeForce 640M with 2g video card for $699. Played the game last night and it was awesome. Not sure why everyone thinks you shouldn't play on a laptop. It stayed cool the whole hour and a half and I am very happy with it. Again I am a very casual gamer and actually made my first piece of jewelry last night (I love to craft). I just want to goof of on a nice MMO when I have time and not into power gaming at all. I have the setting turned down and it is still way better then my old laptop or my daughters 3000 graphics card. I will test it with all medium settings and see how it runs.
I love how I get exp for exploration and crafting.
laptops are totally fine for gaming. Just figured if you aren't playing on the move you can play on a desktop.
Congrats, thats a great price for that setup
Thanks! I move around the condo with it and at times can take it to other places too. I have used a laptop for over 2 years now for all computing needs and besides work I could never see myself going back to desktop.