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September 27, 2011 10:19:03 PM

I want to know if this is a decent gaming laptop. It's an Acer Aspire as5830tg-6402. It has:

Intel Core i5 2.3GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz, not sure what this turbo boost thing means.)
6GB DDR3 SDRAM (expandable to 8)
640GB (5400rpm) SATA hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1GB dedicated video memory
Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers

If I need to add anything else, just say so. I plan on using it to play moderately "demanding" games, like medieval 2 total war, empire total war, maybe some fallout 3 and games like that. I guess some COD or MOH, but only if it can actually handle them, but i doubt I'd play them, even if it could. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if someone could please explain the Turbo Boost, and what video memory is. Thanks!

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September 27, 2011 10:25:10 PM

How much $$$ for this? Add a link to the site your buying it from or what your buddy is charging you for it.
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September 27, 2011 11:17:16 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Has the 540m and it's $120 less. Has 2gb less ram but 4gb is still plenty. Ram is really cheap, 2x4gb is $40 anyways if you wanted to upgrade. Or there's this one with the 520m. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's benchmarks for the 540m. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.417... You can also look at the 520m on that site as well.
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September 28, 2011 11:26:14 PM

I think I'll buy the 540m. Thanks for showing me that.
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September 28, 2011 11:26:54 PM

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