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Hi all.

I'm looking to buy a netbook or mini. I would like a 10", but if I need to get to 14" to get the performance I want I will consider it.

This would mostly be used for web surfing, but I would also like to be able to play some decent games. How are 10" netbooks at running fairly intense graphical games? Do I need to step up to a 14-15" laptop for that stuff?

I would also like to have...

2 GB ram
160+ GB HD
Decent processor / bus speed
1+ mp camera
Wireless N
Multi gesture pad
Price range around $400

Thanks!

After looking a little bit... looks like I'll need a 13" with deicated video.

This seems like a good one... cept for the 0.3 MP webcam...bah.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220717
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  1. JrFreak said:
    Hi all.

    I'm looking to buy a netbook or mini. I would like a 10", but if I need to get to 14" to get the performance I want I will consider it.

    This would mostly be used for web surfing, but I would also like to be able to play some decent games. How are 10" netbooks at running fairly intense graphical games? Do I need to step up to a 14-15" laptop for that stuff?

    I would also like to have...

    2 GB ram
    160+ GB HD
    Decent processor / bus speed
    1+ mp camera
    Wireless N
    Multi gesture pad
    Price range around $400

    Thanks!

    After looking a little bit... looks like I'll need a 13" with deicated video.

    This seems like a good one... cept for the 0.3 MP webcam...bah.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220717


    Hi there,

    A netbook will definitely not be able to handle gaming. The laptop you suggested looks like a pretty solid choice. It's not a power gaming laptop, but should be able to handle most games (but maybe not on max settings). It's a great value for that price. Most gaming laptops tend to run over $1000. I suggest you compare the system requirements of the games you want to play to the laptop to be sure the two are compatible.

    Cheers,
    Isabella
    MSFT Windows Outreach Team
  2. IsabellaWinTeam said:
    Hi there,

    A netbook will definitely not be able to handle gaming. The laptop you suggested looks like a pretty solid choice. It's not a power gaming laptop, but should be able to handle most games (but maybe not on max settings). It's a great value for that price. Most gaming laptops tend to run over $1000. I suggest you compare the system requirements of the games you want to play to the laptop to be sure the two are compatible.

    Cheers,
    Isabella
    MSFT Windows Outreach Team


    Thanks. I was hoping for a 1.3 mp webcam for video chats with my wife and son while I'm on an off shift. 0.3 MP seems way too low. Is it?
  3. How about this one?

    1gb video, 1.3 mp webcam, i5 processor, 4 gb ram (up to 8gb), Windows 7 64bit

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115851
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  5. Best answer
    JrFreak said:
    How about this one?

    1gb video, 1.3 mp webcam, i5 processor, 4 gb ram (up to 8gb), Windows 7 64bit

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115851


    I second that laptop, strong GPU (better than nVidia 310m) and a good processor.
  6. I just ordered it today from J&R. I got it for $759.99 ($10 more than Newegg, but Newegg is out of stock) + free shipping. Should be here early next week.

    http://www.jr.com/acer-computer/pe/ACE_AS4820TG780/

    What RAM would you recommend? Any DDR3 204 pin work ok? Or do I have to match it up with what is in there already?

    Thanks.
  7. That laptop will have 2 ram slots and both will be populated, so in order to get more RAM you woul need to buy two 4GB sticks and remove the two 2GB sticks. You wont see much difference moving from 4GB to 8GB, other than a hole in your pocket. But if you want to replace the RAM any DDR3-1066 (maybe even DDR3-1333) SODIMM should work
  8. I really like this laptop. Made a good choice. Fast, nice keyboard, bright display and at a good price.
  9. Best answer selected by jrfreak.
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