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  • - Hey, guys, this is Austin.

  • Fortnite is the most popular game in the world right now.

  • Take one look at Twitch and you'll see

  • hundreds of thousands of people

  • watching streams at any given time.

  • Now that actually got me curious,

  • because Fortnite is available

  • on such a wide range of hardware,

  • everything from high-end gaming PCs

  • to consoles to even smartphones.

  • Can you actually run it on

  • some slightly unusual things, like a $200 laptop?

  • At first glance, things look pretty promising.

  • Fortnite's minimum requirements

  • only need an Intel HD 4000 GPU,

  • AKA integrated graphics on a laptop from 2013,

  • which I think should be pretty doable,

  • but we're gonna be pushing the limits here.

  • So, to start with, we're going to try Fortnite

  • running on the iPhone X.

  • Now what's impressive here is that

  • it actually looks pretty much like Fortnite everywhere else.

  • You've got your menu, you got pretty much everything else

  • that you want to have, unlike a lot of other

  • free-to-play games on the phone.

  • (Austin coughing)

  • Like, everything.

  • (Austin coughing)

  • Sorry, I was a little...

  • (clears throat)

  • My first impressions are that this is really,

  • really good-looking for a game on the phone.

  • Now, I'm sure as we take a look at some higher-end PCs,

  • you'll be able to see more differences,

  • but, I mean, this is pretty much the full game.

  • You're not really losing a whole lot of anything here.

  • Probably the biggest problem

  • with Fortnite Mobile are the controls.

  • Now, it's not that bad, especially if

  • you can get used to some touch screen controls.

  • You'll probably be fine,

  • but it is definitely not going to be as nice as

  • with a controller or especially with a mouse and keyboard.

  • What's cool about this edition

  • is that it actually does support cross-play,

  • so in theory right now I could be playing

  • with people on PC, on Xbox, or on phone.

  • Next up, we have the full PC experience.

  • So this is the Acer Predator Helios 300,

  • a roughly $1,000 laptop with pretty beefy specs,

  • including a Core i7, as well as a full NVIDIA GTX 1060.

  • Immediately, you can tell there is a huge difference here.

  • So not only are we playing it at 1080p on Epic settings,

  • but we're getting a pretty respectable

  • 70 frames per second or so right now.

  • Don't get me wrong, there's nothing necessarily wrong

  • with the mobile experience,

  • but there is a pretty big difference

  • when you jump up to the PC.

  • Honestly, probably one of the biggest things

  • is just the better controls for me,

  • so even though you have the ultra PC experience

  • doesn't necessarily mean you're actually

  • going to be any good at Fortnite.

  • But I will say that there is a big difference

  • in playing on something like this versus the phone,

  • or as you'll see in a minute, some of the lower-end systems.

  • This really is the way that Fortnite is meant to be played.

  • Next up, we have the Xbox One S,

  • and this is going to give you a good idea

  • of what the lower end of consoles are capable of.

  • This is the least powerful.

  • PS4, PS4 Pro, as well as Xbox One X

  • are all going to give you better performance

  • and especially better resolution,

  • but you are still getting

  • 60 frames per second on the console,

  • and if this looks a little bit different to you,

  • it's because this is our portable Xbox One S setup.

  • You guys want the full information on this,

  • link is in the description.

  • So what you're getting here

  • is that full 60 frames per second experience,

  • but at lower settings.

  • One of the most noticeable things

  • is going to be the resolution.

  • This is running somewhere in the neighborhood of 720p.

  • It looks fine, but it's not going to be super-sharp,

  • especially if you're playing on a high-res 4K TV.

  • That being said, especially if you're playing

  • on a smaller monitor like this, it looks totally fine.

  • And I can't stress enough:

  • that 60 frames per second option is a huge, huge deal.

  • It really does add so much fluidity to the game,

  • and it makes it feel a lot more competitive

  • versus slightly less performing options.

  • Not that I'm hinting toward what

  • the other things in this video we're going to do.

  • I'm really impressed with just how much optimization

  • that they've done on this game.

  • It's crazy that Epic has made a single title

  • that can scale everything from a phone to an Xbox--

  • Oh, this is bad, this is...

  • Why are we all in here?

  • No!

  • No!

  • Next up, we have something a little bit more interesting.

  • This is the Acer Aspire 5, and at $600,

  • this is by far my favorite gaming laptop I've ever tried.

  • So, for that money, you're getting not only a Core i5,

  • but you're also getting

  • a pretty decent NVIDIA MX150 graphics card.

  • Performance-wise, this is actually pretty similar

  • to what you're getting on Xbox.

  • So, right now, we're running on Medium settings at 720p,

  • and we're getting a pretty stable lock

  • on 60 frames per second.

  • Sometimes during the action,

  • we'll dip a little bit below that,

  • but it is surprising at how close you can get

  • to a full console experience

  • on what is a pretty budget gaming laptop.

  • The only problem with a game like PUBG or Fortnite

  • is that everyone is so good

  • that I feel really, really terrible, so, um, yeah.

  • Now, my friends, it's time

  • to take a trip to the danger zone.

  • So far we've been playing on things

  • that are actually meant to play the game.

  • However, Fortnite can be run on very, very low settings.

  • This is the 2017 LG Gram.

  • Now, the idea here is that

  • this is by no means a gaming laptop.

  • Instead, this is very much an Ultrabook,

  • and it actually does have pretty decent specs,

  • with eight gigs of RAM,

  • and the brand-new 8th-gen Core i7 processor.

  • However, graphics, not exactly the strong suit here.

  • Now, no one is going to buy an Ultrabook for gaming,

  • but it's interesting to see how

  • something like this is going to perform.

  • It might seem weird to try to play a game on an Ultrabook,

  • but to be fair, a lot of people

  • do have this class of hardware

  • and might be interested in trying Fortnite.

  • The good news is, it's playable.

  • The bad news is, it's not going to be particularly pretty.

  • First of all, you're gonna want to crank your settings down.

  • All the way down.

  • Right now, I'm playing on

  • the lowest settings possible at 600p

  • and getting somewhere around 30 frames per second.

  • Like here, I'm walking around.

  • Not even a particularly challenging scene.

  • We're kind of hovering in the high 20s.

  • It's gonna be playable,

  • but it's definitely not going to be a great experience.

  • So far, we've seen a pretty wide range of hardware

  • to play on Fortnite, but my real question is,

  • can we play it on a $200 laptop?

  • This is the HP Stream, a $200 laptop

  • with some incredibly low-end specs.

  • We've got an Intel Celeron N3060 processor,

  • four gigs of RAM, and exactly

  • no dedicated graphics of any kind.

  • Let's just see here, what have we got?

  • We got 480p on Low.

  • I'm gonna take a guess and say that

  • that's going to be too high.

  • One of the nice things about Fortnite, though,

  • is that you can completely adjust it

  • all the way down to 360p.

  • I like how your avatar in the game

  • is like 18 pixels right now.

  • Really fills me with confidence.

  • Join server.

  • Alright.

  • Time to play some Fortnite on a $200 PC!

  • This is not gonna go well.

  • Okay, we're actually in the game right now, and,

  • (Austin laughing)

  • that looks hilarious.

  • But we're getting a solid 14 frames per second.

  • Okay.

  • I mean, the game is actually playing.

  • It's not crashing, it's...

  • There's some, like, pixels on the screen.

  • There's, like, seven or eight of them.

  • That's fine, no big deal.

  • Uh-oh, here, we froze.

  • We froze, that's fine.

  • That's fine, I'm sure it'll come back.

  • Uh, oh, okay, we're back.

  • I guess it didn't freeze after all.

  • Oh, what is this?

  • Is this supposed to be a tower?

  • Oh, it froze again.

  • What's funny is that you look at something like this.

  • This looks like a giant blob of pixels.

  • However, this, the tree, actually doesn't look that bad.

  • It's like any time I look at a tree,

  • my frame rate immediately tanks.

  • If I look down at the ground or something, it's fine,

  • or look at this stupid shack, which,

  • oh, wait, it just popped in a new texture.

  • Oh wow, okay, so it's now no longer Garbage Town.

  • Great, okay.

  • So, can you play Fortnite on a $200 computer?

  • Yes.

  • Should you?

  • Absolutely not.

  • I'm gonna say that Fortnite actually runs pretty well,

  • as long as you don't try to, you know,

  • push its capabilities a little bit too far.

  • I'm curious: what do you guys play Fortnite on?

  • Let me know in the comments below

  • and I will catch you in the next one.

- Hey, guys, this is Austin.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/27
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