I just pressed go on a refurbed surface 3 pro for too good to be true money off fleabay.......
its the mid range i3 version with the Intel 4200 graphics (not the best) and 4GB ram
so represents a common current low end ish £270-£300 laptop.
Ill let you know how it goes for construct 2.......if indeed it does go.......
Just FYI I do appreciate the need for powerful PC when devving, I do have a desktop at home with a reasonably competent I5 and 3GB DDR5 graphics
but I rarely get to use it.
I am forever travelling for work or sitting all weekend in gymnastics competitions pretty much doing nothing ....so wanted something very portable but still reasonably capable.
also I think construct 2's true heart is in quality browser games for the masses rather than wrapped or native apps. And the masses aren't sat at high powered desktops. They are on the train or bus or back of car or slouching on the couch or in bed with a low powered tablet, phone , or net book etc.
So my other logic is if you dev on a lower powered machine you will automatically appreciate the capabilities of these devices and be forced to optimize thus making your game more accessible to more people on the browser platform.