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Looking for a laptop 550$ budget limit

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April 10, 2011 8:54:30 AM

1. What is your budget?

-550$-600 max

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

- Just around 15" nothing more but more than 11"

3. What screen resolution do you want?

-i don't know..depends

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

-more of a desktop replacement if possible

5. How much battery life do you need?

-Not really important since It would spend more time plugged

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

-mostly online MMORPG's.Well the high settings would be most wanted but with my budget I can settle with medium or low as long as its fluent. I'd also probably play some using emulators

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)

- just simple video/photo editing and of course watching movies, using MS office, browsing the net

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

- I guess 320GB would more than enough since I'm not the type who keeps too much old things I'll be having an external HD for that

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

- I don't really know as long as the sites are safe,reliable and secured..

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

- maybe 2 years or more until I can start working and buy a new one

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

- just a simple CD/DVD ROM writer

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

- well some say acer is not that good in terms of longevity, and well though aside from the placement of the proc in HP its good I have my old one that;s already 4 yrs old

13. What country do you live in?

- In the US

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

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April 10, 2011 3:31:11 PM

Hello shanepaw;

A couple choices to look over:

ASUS K52JE-XN1 NoteBook $550
Pentium dual-core P6100 2.00GHz(part of the i3/i5 family) 4GB RAM 320GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics

HP Pavilion dv6-3143us NoteBook $600 & $50 rebate
Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6846 Notebook
Core i3 380M(2.53GHz) 4GB RAM 640GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics
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April 14, 2011 3:06:33 AM

evodrop said:
Found a cheaper price for the acer aspire. Just a couple bucks more than $600.
The 540m will beat the 5470 and 5650.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AS5742G-6846-15-6-Inch-Lapto...

Hope you have Prime.

Here's the list of fps performance on some latest games.
http://img812.imageshack.us/i/unledjz.png/

The 540m should be able to handle WoW in high settings if you want a reference.


Thank you for the link and the product seems to be a good buy. But I'm concerned with the durability of Acer. I've heard quite a lot of not so good feedbacks regarding acer. What do you think about acer then?
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April 14, 2011 7:57:32 AM

I agree with you on the poor build quality skepticism. All I focused on were the hardware specs.

The HP dv6 WR2 mentioned is for you. From my experience, HP didn't disappoint me when it comes to durability.

The 5650 should be able to handle WoW in high settings as shown in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTpNAROcV4A
Note that the laptop in the video has better hardware specs. However, you should be getting only a few frames difference.

Make sure to read the feedbacks.
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April 17, 2011 5:24:53 AM

My old laptop is a compaq model which when I bought it was already turned over to HP. Its been quite good for these past 4 years. I was wishing to get something not too over expensive but with a midrange discrete gpu. I looked up your HP link but its already out of stock and deactivated.

So yeah, I'm back to square one again.
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