Buying a Good Laptop

I'm planning to buy a laptop but i want some opinions to make my final choice
So theres this acer laptop i found which has a really good price but is it a desktop replacement?
I will be playing games on it, enough for L4D would be great

ACER AS8730G 18" INTEL T6600 2.2G/3G/500G/GF9600GT 1G
CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600(2.2GHz)
Memory Size: 3GB DDR2
Hard Disk: 500GB SATA
Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi WRITER
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600 GT 1G VIDEO CARD UP TO 2815MB
LCD Features: 18.4 TruBrite technology WXGA HD SCREEN,HIGH-DEF RESPONSE TIME,1680X948
WLAN: Intel Wireless LAN (802.11 a/g/n)
Webcam: Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Web Camera
Audio:5.1 TRUE SRROUND SOUND High Definition Audio
Speaker: Built-in harman kardon speakers
Battery: Rechargeable 6-cell Lithium Ion OVER 2 HOURS
Card Slot 1 x Express Card ,USBX 4,Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI ,BLUETOOTH
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition+OFFICE 2007

All for a price of 550 which is incredible for me
OR should i wait for a better brand/laptop
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  1. There's also this laptop for about 100 more

    Asus M50VM

    P8400 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26ghz
    4GB Memory
    320GB Hard Drive
    Geforce 9600m 1GB Video Memory with HDMI out
    Win 7

    Is it worth 100 more??
  2. If you can afford the second one then go for it,it has a slightly faster CPU + an extra GB of RAM
  3. is it really worth 100? the acer has such a big screen tho and a bigger harddrive
  4. If you need the bigger screen(more desktop replacement) and more HDD then go for the first one.
    Its a matter of opinions but the extra GB of RAM will become useful in some games/apps
  5. ChehSun said:
    is it really worth 100? the acer has such a big screen tho and a bigger harddrive

    You can drop in another 2gig stick of memory in your the acer and sell the 1gig stick for about 40.00 bucks,and if you wait memory prices always come down
  6. hi guys i just got this lap

    #
    Processor
    Intel® Pentium®
    #
    Processor Speed
    2.1GHz
    #
    Battery Type
    6-cell lithium-ion
    #
    Display Type
    WXGA widescreen LED
    #
    Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)
    15.6"
    #
    System Bus
    800MHz
    #
    Cache Memory
    2MB
    #
    System Memory (RAM)
    4GB
    #
    System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
    8GB
    #
    Type of Memory (RAM)
    DDR3
    #
    Hard Drive Type
    SATA (5400 rpm)
    #
    Computer Hard Drive Size
    250GB
    #
    Optical Drive
    Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
    #
    Graphics
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    #
    Video Memory
    Up to 384MB (shared)
    #
    #
    MPEG
    Yes
    #
    Built-in Webcam
    Yes
    #
    Modem
    None
    #
    Networking
    Built-in 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    #
    Wireless Networking
    Wireless-B+G
    #
    Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    #
    Included Software
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1; WinDVD; Power2Go and more
    #
    ENERGY STAR Qualified
    Yes

    the processor on the dscription looks like simple but is a pentium dual core t4400@2.20 ghz
    and the most important thing is only $459
  7. I just got an Emachines at Walmart. I noticed on the bottom on the coa sticker it said Acer corporation, so I did some research and found out that acer actually owns emachines, anyway here are the specs intel t4400 processor 8oomhz fsb, 3gig ddr3 1066mhz ram, which I upgraded to 4gig, 250gbhard drive,wireless b/g card,graphics media accelerator4500hd,all for 298.00, there selling them on ebay for around $400.00
  8. tlacaelel said:
    hi guys i just got this lap

    #
    Processor
    Intel® Pentium®
    #
    Processor Speed
    2.1GHz
    #
    Battery Type
    6-cell lithium-ion
    #
    Display Type
    WXGA widescreen LED
    #
    Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)
    15.6"
    #
    System Bus
    800MHz
    #
    Cache Memory
    2MB
    #
    System Memory (RAM)
    4GB
    #
    System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
    8GB
    #
    Type of Memory (RAM)
    DDR3
    #
    Hard Drive Type
    SATA (5400 rpm)
    #
    Computer Hard Drive Size
    250GB
    #
    Optical Drive
    Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
    #
    Graphics
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    #
    Video Memory
    Up to 384MB (shared)
    #
    #
    MPEG
    Yes
    #
    Built-in Webcam
    Yes
    #
    Modem
    None
    #
    Networking
    Built-in 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    #
    Wireless Networking
    Wireless-B+G
    #
    Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    #
    Included Software
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1; WinDVD; Power2Go and more
    #
    ENERGY STAR Qualified
    Yes

    the processor on the dscription looks like simple but is a pentium dual core t4400@2.20 ghz
    and the most important thing is only $459

    what brand is this?
  9. A u sure this spec is good running for game
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