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March 22, 2010 2:00:01 AM

can anyone reccommend a laptop for me that has the following: under $700. Good graphics card and CPU with at least 4meg ram and 500 hard drive. Will use for playing games such as World of Warcraft and playing music and chatting at same time. It is for my son so budget is fairly firm. Best suggestions for money please
March 22, 2010 4:05:59 PM

bnpifer said:
can anyone reccommend a laptop for me that has the following: under $700. Good graphics card and CPU with at least 4meg ram and 500 hard drive. Will use for playing games such as World of Warcraft and playing music and chatting at same time. It is for my son so budget is fairly firm. Best suggestions for money please



any brands of laptops or cpus to stay away from. I understand that I should stay away from integrated graphics cards and also intel graphic cards in general...
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March 23, 2010 7:00:18 PM

How about Gateway? Any issues with them? I found a Gateway with

AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core M600 2.4GHz processor
4GB DDR2 memory
320GB hard drive
Preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer optical drive
802.11b/g/n wireless
15.6-inch HD widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit display

For under $600? Would this be good for running World of Warcraft,playing music and chatting at same time?
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March 23, 2010 7:10:43 PM

Okay I have an ASUS for about $700 with

Intel Dual-Core i3-350M 2.26GHz processor
4GB DDR3 memory
640GB hard drive
15.6-inch LED backlight display
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics
802.11b/g/n
DVD Super-Multi optical drive
Preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system

or the above Gateway with

AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core M600 2.4GHz processor
4GB DDR2 memory
320GB hard drive
Preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer optical drive
802.11b/g/n wireless
15.6-inch HD widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit display

For under $600? Which would be better for running World of Warcraft,playing music and chatting at same time?
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March 23, 2010 8:40:23 PM

If I was going to pick either of those the ASUS. The ATi 4200 is only a 256MB dedicated memory card it then picks up some system memory to augment that. The 5470 is at least fully dedicated.
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April 4, 2011 2:53:06 AM

Hello guys.
Don't look at that old grab...
Why you not looking at aliexpress.com?
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/437726410-Toshiba-...
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Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
18.4" widescreen
6GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
564GB: 64GB SSD (Serial ATA) + 500GB (7200rpm, Serial ATA)
1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M
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The new model is the x505-Q898 but is the same except the 1.5 GDDR5 GeForce GTX460M to $1,900.-

I think I don't have to say more on that one.
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/qosmio/X500

Look @USA & Canada pricing for this units. I got 2 Laptops and with the price of this 2 I am not close of the 3rd of the USA selling price. :bounce: 

Best Regards
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April 4, 2011 12:17:36 PM

Hello bnpifer;

Acer Aspire AS5742G $600
Core i3 380M(2.53GHz) CPU. 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GeForce GT 540M graphics.

Acer Aspire AS5742G review not configured with the same CPU or video card but should be the same in all other areas.

The i3-380 CPU is a small upgrade over the Asus i3-350M and quite a large upgrade over the Gateway M600 CPU.
Passmark CPU benchmark scores:
AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 = 1500
Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz = 2348

The GT 540M is a pretty good bump up in graphics power over the HD 5470s mentioned earlier. It will be very good in WoW.

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April 4, 2011 12:23:31 PM

@ papaya205;
Why no 'feedback' in six months on that e-store you recommend?


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April 14, 2011 2:03:09 PM

Too good to be true?
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April 15, 2011 2:39:40 AM

Amazon.com offer Acer Aspire AS5742G-6480 for $599.99
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September 4, 2011 4:33:10 PM

i have a Toshiba Satellite L755-S5271 which i bought about $500, here is some features:
1-Intel Core i3-2310M Processor 2.1 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache
2-Configured with 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (max 8GB)
3-640GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)
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February 2, 2013 2:19:16 AM

I found this acre v1 and $450 bucks it looks like it can handle anything for the money and reviews.

AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
10/100/1000 Network
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Bluetooth 4.0+HS
15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display

This might be able to play minecraft smooth!
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June 12, 2013 7:22:57 AM

I just won an ebay auction for a Toshiba Satellite quad core L855D-S5220 A8-4500m 6gb ddr3 with Radeon 7640G graphics & 650 gb hard drive and windows 7 in very good condition for [$280 and $15 shipping]!!! (you have to do quite a bit of research on ebay, the seller's rating, return policy, the fine print of what Exactly you are getting, how to snipe auctions, etc!!) If you are patient you can get what you want there! Took me a little over of week of methodically doing research, checking newegg, fry's, walmart, tomshardware, notebookcheck.net, and peer reviews of different brands to familiarise myself with whats what out there and what all of the techno-jargon means with memory types, finding out that the HP's dv6 and dv8 series might seem attractive but always overheat, and how intel stacks up vs amd in terms of price and power. Oh yeah, I like to find a laptop model or graphics card model and type that into youtube along with the word skyrim or some other highly demanding game to see what people have posted there, they will tell you all about their system, how many frames per second, thats also a pretty good resource.

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