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Any laptop better than this???

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April 15, 2009 8:34:42 AM

Hi, I am considering in buying a laptop but am not sure if the one I have chosen is good enough for games and multimedia. It is the Acer Aspire 8930G-864G32Bn Gemstone Blue Laptop - LX.ASZ0X.090. The Specs are:

General
Platform Technology Intel Centrino 2
System Type Notebook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, subwoofer, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
Embedded Security Fingerprint reader
Width 44.1 cm
Depth 30 cm
Height 4.4 cm
Weight 4.1 kg

Processor
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Data Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel PM45 Express

Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 3 MB

RAM
Installed Size 4 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features 2 x 2 GB

Storage Controller
Type Serial ATA
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150

Storage
Hard Drive 320 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm

Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - integrated

Card Reader
Type 6 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, MMCplus

Display
Display Type 18.4" TFT
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( WUXGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Colour support 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Features Dual lamp, CineCrystal, 90% colour gamut

Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT TurboCache supporting 2303MB
Video Memory GDDR3 SDRAM - 512 MB
Max Allocated RAM Size 1791 MB

Audio
Audio Output Sound card
Compliant Standards Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, High Definition Audio, Dolby Home Theater
Audio Input Stereo microphone

Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Sensor Resolution 1 Megapixel
Capture Resolutions 640 x 480

Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button, CineDash
Features Built-in numeric keyboard

Telecom
Modem Fax / modem
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
Features Wake on Ring

Networking
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Features Acer SignalUp
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.0

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 ( 0 ) x memory - SO DIMM 200-pin ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x remote control - infrared ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, wake on LAN
Compliant Standards ACPI 3.0

Power
Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Battery
Technology 8-cell Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 71 Wh
Run Time (Up To) 2.5 hour(s)

Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Acer Launch Manager, Acer GridVista, Adobe Reader, Acer Empowering Technology, Microsoft Works 8.5, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (Trial), Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GameZone, Acer Instant-on Arcade, CyberLink PowerDirector (Trial), NTI Media Maker, Acer Video Conference Manager featuring VQE

Environmental Standards
EPA Energy Star Compliant Yes

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year


The price for this laptop is £945.97 from Acer Direct.

If you know of anything better than this one at around the same price, please let me know.

Thank you for reading.

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April 16, 2009 3:07:33 PM

crazy one,where are you from ?maybe you could consider the lenovo ideapad Y550,it look much nicer!
April 17, 2009 6:54:09 AM

Soz guys, Im a newbie to all this. Anyways......... r_manic, nice laptop there :)  tho I take it ur in the states? Im in the uk so no chance of me gettin one of them :( 
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