I need help deciding which laptop to buy Tags: Laptops Acer Graphics Cards Last response: March 23, 2013 3:21 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share kdeez1103 March 23, 2013 2:02:57 PM First a little background info: I am looking for a cheap laptop in the $500 to $600 range It will mainly be used for school with some light gaming like starcraft 2, diablo 3, skyrim maybe even some new games on low settings The 2 laptops i have been looking at are the: 1. Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407 $499 at acer.com http://store.acer.com/store/acerna/en_US/pd/productID.2... 2. Acer Aspire v3-551-8469 $499 at acer.com $439 at amazon.com http://store.acer.com/store/acerna/en_US/pd/productID.2... I really need help deciding the 571 is a dual core but has a better graphics card......I think and the 551 has a quad core but with a worse graphics card Can someone please help? Other laptop suggestions are also welcome Thankyou More about : deciding laptop buy bignastyid a b D Laptop a c 138 U Graphics card March 23, 2013 2:30:47 PM If $600 is your budget and you dont mind Acer, looks like the 730m with an i5 is about the best your going to get. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l kdeez1103 March 23, 2013 2:41:14 PM bignastyid said:If $600 is your budget and you dont mind Acer, looks like the 730m with an i5 is about the best your going to get. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That looks really good better than what i picked out. Thanks. Also is there anything particularly wrong with Acer, and I also heard the Amd a10 is good for gaming any suggestions on a laptop with that processor for around 500 to 600? m 0 l Related resources Need Help Deciding Which Budget Gaming Laptop To Buy - Forum Need help deciding which laptop to buy - Forum Need help deciding which GPU to buy for gaming (770, SLI770, 780) - Forum Need help on deciding which Sapphire HD 7970 to buy - Forum Need help on deciding which motherboard to buy - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer UniqueName a b U Graphics card March 23, 2013 2:58:04 PM The Intel/nVidia system is better and much more balanced. Clock speed and efficiency make up for lack of cores. Appropriately it costs more. m 0 l bignastyid a b D Laptop a c 138 U Graphics card March 23, 2013 3:01:14 PM Acer isn't really the best quality, but they aren't a bad budget option. A10 is a bit faster than i5 but the 730m is a faster video option. With either cpu the bottleneck(when gaming) will be the video card and the 730m will be less of a bottleneck. m 0 l kdeez1103 March 23, 2013 3:03:45 PM Thanks for the responses guys looks like i"ll be getting this laptop unless something better pops up. Thanks again. m 0 l UniqueName a b U Graphics card March 23, 2013 3:21:54 PM Try this also. It's slightly slower in games but cheaper. Configure with 3rd Gen i5 and 7670. http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/hp-g6t/36198.aspx m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help deciding which prebuilt to buy.... Forum Need help in deciding which monitor to buy. Forum SolvedNeed help deciding which laptop Lenovo Y480 or Hp dv6-6c53r Forum Need help deciding which laptop to choose Forum I need help deciding which MOBO to buy! Forum Need help deciding which to buy Forum Need help deciding which router to buy. Forum Need Help Deciding which system to buy from Costco Forum Need Help Deciding Which Laptop To Get Forum Need Help With Deciding Which GPU To Buy! Forum Need help deciding which CPU cooler to buy. Forum Need help with deciding which laptop is better for me Forum Need help deciding which laptop to get Forum Need help deciding which laptop is better Forum SolvedCan't decide between these laptops! Help! Which should I buy? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !