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Light Gaming Laptop

1. What is your budget?
$500-$600

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

15, Can go bigger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Not important

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
Would like at least 8 cell but 6 cell is fine

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)?
Starcraft 2, skyrim, crysis, gta 4
med preferred but i guess low is most likely with the price i want.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
None

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

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
newegg.ca (Canada, not .com)
www.canadacomputers.com/
amazon.ca

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2-3 years

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

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.
staying away from hp, bad experiences with battery and overheating

13. What country do you live in?
canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I want to stay away from anything thats heavy and overheats like the pavillion dv2000 i own.


These are ones i am looking at now, are they worth considering?

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=343076&affixedcode=WW
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_821&item_id=036990
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_821&item_id=041025
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_821&item_id=031769
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_369&item_id=044370
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_369&item_id=040741
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_374_672&item_id=039920 (one im leaning towards)

Thanks
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  1. Thanks but why are those the best?
  2. those arent the best but are good for your budget and are light
  3. Best answer
    Acer Aspire AS5560G-SB448 <

    I like the look of this one. The CPU will only run at full speed when the unit itsn't too hot, so that should keep it cooler. The integrated GPU + 6650 will combine in hybrid crossfire to give you great graphics for a laptop and will still give you good 6650 when crossfire doesnt work. It also usually gives you switchable graphics, so dedicated graphics should only kick in when needed, so that shouldn't heat a lot either.
  4. the best choice you could made is to buy one with dedicated memory for the graphic card and memory that you could upgrade in the laptop ,dont forget to check maker site so you wont get end of line product also look at he warranty they offer,the least check some reviews on the web
  5. kinggraves said:
    Acer Aspire AS5560G-SB448 <

    I like the look of this one. The CPU will only run at full speed when the unit itsn't too hot, so that should keep it cooler. The integrated GPU + 6650 will combine in hybrid crossfire to give you great graphics for a laptop and will still give you good 6650 when crossfire doesnt work. It also usually gives you switchable graphics, so dedicated graphics should only kick in when needed, so that shouldn't heat a lot either.


    So hybrid crossfire allows you to use 2 graphics cards on one laptop? How did you tell there is an integrated one and which one it was?

    Sorry more questions, for around 15" can i get higher res? Also, is 6 cell batteries enough for gaming, even my 5 year old laptop uses one -_-?
  6. thanushn said:
    So hybrid crossfire allows you to use 2 graphics cards on one laptop? How did you tell there is an integrated one and which one it was?


    a8 3500m APU has integrated built in, 6620G. Since 6650 is also listed as the GPU, that should be built in as well. They can be combined with crossfire to form a 6740G2 GPU.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4444/amd-llano-notebook-review-a-series-fusion-apu-a8-3500m/5
  7. Performance for hybrid graphics may depend on software, instead of speading up the game it will slow it down,
  8. Yes i saw that is a little troublesome to switch cards everytime you want to play a game but does it really slow it down?
  9. if you could get a 17 inch and a better battery or play with the laptop plug in ac outlet
  10. thanushn said:
    Yes i saw that is a little troublesome to switch cards everytime you want to play a game but does it really slow it down?


    It's mostly just a case of keeping the video drivers and AMD app profiles updated. Skyrim I'm pretty sure is working fine with Crossfire. DX9 games do not work with crossfire, and it will default back to whichever is the better card. In most DX9 games you still have a pretty good graphics card without crossfire.
  11. Best answer selected by thanushn.
  12. Thanks everyone bought the Acer Aspire AS5560G-SB448
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