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March 26, 2010 1:37:13 PM

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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March 26, 2010 1:45:06 PM

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??
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a c 244 D Laptop
March 26, 2010 2:13:06 PM

If you can afford the second one then go for it,it has a slightly faster CPU + an extra GB of RAM
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March 26, 2010 2:32:55 PM

is it really worth 100? the acer has such a big screen tho and a bigger harddrive
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a c 244 D Laptop
March 26, 2010 4:24:32 PM

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
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March 26, 2010 5:32:48 PM

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
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March 27, 2010 12:07:39 PM

hi guys i just got this lap

#
Processor
Intel® Pentium®
#
Processor Speed
2.1GHz
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Battery Type
6-cell lithium-ion
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Display Type
WXGA widescreen LED
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Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)
15.6"
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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
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March 27, 2010 2:19:27 PM

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
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March 27, 2010 2:21:38 PM

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?
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March 28, 2010 1:55:23 AM

A u sure this spec is good running for game
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