I need help choosing a laptop

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=N82E16834220699 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5592724&CatId=3998
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums
    the first link doesn't work,plz post it again
  2. I would request the following information:
    -Price budget
    -Baterry life preference
    -Brand preference
    -Screen size preference
    -do looks matter?
  3. Sorry about the link:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B2+Duo+Processor+-+Blue/Black/9556072.p?skuId=9556072&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9556072&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218124204092

    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?
  4. GTX 260m blows away a HD 5470 in gaming,also DDR2 vs DDR3 won't make a noticeable difference in games
  5. 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
  6. 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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