Originally Posted by Zara
My PC is not any better than this, I only have a dedicated GPU (6150SE is an integrated card if I remember well). So the cheapest solution for you would be to get one of the cards
recommended. Anyway, with a setup like that you should be able to play in 1920x1080 with details on medium (AA and AF off, ofcourse), I'm pretty sure about that since my setup is pretty much the same, only I'm on 8800GT 512 MB GPU, there's nothing new, expensive or impressive about my PC. I usually get 30 fps outside and 50+ inside, it only falls under 20 in rare situations (too many models on screen, etc etc) but that's rare so I can say it runs pretty smooth 99% of the time. So if you don't mind the fact that you won't exactly be playing in "trailer quality", go for it.
I can also post screenshots with FPS if needed.
EDIT - Also, I have 3 GB of RAM, just remembered, I don't know how much that helps with the "smoothness".
I am getting a new laptop on Christmas, I'll probably wait until then to see if it can run Skyrim. If not, then I'll probably just upgrade it with the cards TLDK suggested. I am pretty sure thought that my new notebook will be able run Skyrim, but I am still worried.
Those screenshots make your PC look a thousand times better than mine. I fastest game my PC has been able to run is Portal. The highest my PC has been able to reach is MW2. I tried Battlefield Bad Company 2 and my PC lagged as hell. I also gave Black Ops a try since it is solely based on the IW's first engine, but it lagged the crap out of my computer also. So I'm in no terms of upgrading my computer, but my new notebook, yes.