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March 18, 2010 4:25:34 AM

Hello, I am in the market for a new laptop something that can handle gaming well nothing too over kill. I have looked at a fewand narrowed it down to three: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor - Blue/Black/9556072.p?skuId=9556072&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9556072&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218124204092 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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March 18, 2010 6:47:37 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
the first link doesn't work,plz post it again
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March 18, 2010 11:24:18 AM

I would request the following information:
-Price budget
-Baterry life preference
-Brand preference
-Screen size preference
-do looks matter?
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March 18, 2010 4:15:22 PM

Sorry about the link:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26...

As for as the budget I want to stay within about $900(pre-tax, S&H, etc.)

Battery life also not a huge deal, something around maybe 2 to 3 though I dont plan on having it unplugged much, maybe during travel.

From the research I have been doing ASUS seems to fiy my budget for what I want but also not a huge issue although i have heard alot of bad things about lenovo's

Nothing too much smaller than a like a stardard 15"

Nothing too bulky, i can be a bit shallow :) 

If you check the links I've posted those are what I have narrowed it down too. The newegg and tigerdirct product are pretty much the same so i wanted to see if anyone noticed any serious difference.

The best buy has a faster hard drive(7200 vs 5400) and a higer rated video card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1GB DDR3 vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB DDR3), but slower processor( Intel Core2 Duo P7450 @ 2.13Ghz vs Intel Core i5 430M @ 2.26Ghz)

Also the best buy has 4GB DDR2 vs 4GB DDR3 RAM. Is it really that much of a difference maker?


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March 18, 2010 5:14:05 PM

GTX 260m blows away a HD 5470 in gaming,also DDR2 vs DDR3 won't make a noticeable difference in games
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March 18, 2010 10:46:43 PM

Just wanted to add I did a little more research on battery life especially that of "gaming" laptop and noticed how low it was compared to what I suggest. 1 to 2 hrs of battery life is not a big deal for me. Performance and ability to handle current and upcoming software/games ismore my interest
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March 19, 2010 4:25:25 PM

Hi,

Nice choice for laptop brand (Asus) but don't buy at bestbuy or such....

If you still buy at bestbuy don't get extended warranted or accessories.... their a total rip off.

Good luck
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