Well, I don't know for sure if it's related to my harware or not. I just notice that the issue is known by the devs and they are working at it. My laptop is definitely crapy but all other games, including some ones much more demanding on the GPU are running smoothly, at least as far as the map zoom-in zoom-out smoothness is concerned. For example Supreme ruler, ultimate general civil war, distant worlds, europa universalis amd all paradox games, war in the esat, etc etc. And yes, google earth. Here I can definitely feel that it's due to the way the game is coded, not my hardware. So I don't think it's mostly due to my laptop. And whether it's a 1/2 second or a full second doesn't make a big difference in a world of milliseconds. It's too long.
I wouldn't say it's unplayable. I do play like this. But if the devs can fix it ...
For info I have: i5 2.5ghz + hd 4000 + 8gb ram
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