I currently own an Acer Aspire 4736z, and I plan on selling it to buy another laptop simply because the 4736z can't handle gaming. My budget is around $600-ish, and I'm looking to buy an Acer 5742G. However, I found that there are several different types of 5742, and I am confused as to which one is the best one for me (budget-wise, and function-wise).
Here are the specs of the two 5742s:
Acer AS5742 i3 (for some reason, there are two types of this model in this online website I found. The difference is the RAM and the graphics card)
INTEL CORE I3-380M
2GB DDR3/4GB DDR3
GEFORCE GT540M/ATI Radeon 6370
4GB is better than 2GB
GT 540M is much better than Radeon HD 6370. You want the GT 540M for best gaming performance in your price range.
i5-480M is better than i3-380M. But i3-380M is acceptable for gaming paired with the GT 540M.
RAM - you are able to upgrade the amount of RAM yourself.