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February 26, 2011 5:40:51 PM

I should add laptop requirements and/or uses. This would be my first laptop with no real intended purpose beyond maybe streaming and/or integrated with htpc. Of course gaming is always desireable.
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bobby
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February 26, 2011 6:00:15 PM

what type of games are you gonna be playing? because the acer has a dedicated gpu which is good for gaming. while the asus has intel graphics not good for gaming. THe asus does have a better cpu.
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February 26, 2011 6:13:05 PM

I should note that the acer has already been purchased, just not shipped yet. I should have researched more; but I kinda got excited about the price. I haven't gamed much recently, when I do it will be mostly wow,eq and if the games got too intense, I can go downstairs to the main rig. I was mostly wanting the laptop for streaming,netflix,htpc.
With that in mind the better cpu and BD caused me to pause a second.
What I really want is a desktop replacement on a netbook budget -)
I have a decent budget; but with plans for a new card downstairs, laptop, and either a htpc or push2tv etc. the budget gets tight real quick. I have to sleep next to the family accountant ;-)
It's a "flexible $1,000" with too many plans.
Thanks for the time,
bobby
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February 26, 2011 6:59:45 PM

Depends on your usage.
The acer one has 5650M which is far more powerful than Intel HD
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February 26, 2011 7:09:12 PM

Well dont worry the 5650 is a powerfull card i have the acer 4820tg with the 6550m which is practically the same higher cpu core speed and a higher voltage but they are literally the same. I play bfbc2 on high with no hbao,bloom and shadows on low in a 32man server with aa off i get about 45fps with 4xmsaa i get 35fps on 1366x768.
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February 26, 2011 7:32:51 PM

Thanks for the advice Espada and Mazlar. Since the laptop was never inteded to be a gamer, or htpc, it will do just fine. I have spent way too much time looking/thinking well for another x$ I could go gt540, or BD, etc.
Manufacturers live off this nonsense, or they would just offer only a few models and/or prices - budget,midlevel,gamer, and so on. It certainly would never be worth the order cancel, wait for refund, re-order, even if I did find a good deal. It would just be easier to pick up a player for the living room. And with to option to game I certainly want the dedicated card. It's been fun reading the posts; and I've learned a lot. Thank you so much for the time. Bobby
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February 26, 2011 7:33:02 PM

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February 27, 2011 5:07:30 AM

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