It's not a bad fit. You'd be hard pressed to do better in that price range.
Compare the ACER Aspire 7738-6719 with the TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6985
Display & Resolution: 17" vs 16" 1600x900 vs 1366x768
CPU/RAM: C2D T6500 2.10GHz 3GB vs C2D T6600 2.20GHz 4GB
Video chip: Geforce GT 130M vs Geforce GT 230M