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Looking for a modest gaming laptop around $600

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September 25, 2012 3:27:27 AM

Hi,
I'm looking for a laptop for college and gaming with med/high settings on weekends under $600. These were what i found

1) Lenovo G780 21823LU
i5- 3210M / 4GB 1333 Mhz RAM / 2GB Geforce GT 630M / 17.3"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


2) Acer Aspire V3-571g-6602

i5- 2450M / 4GB 1600 Mhz RAM/ 2GB GeForce 630M / 15.6"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'm leaning towards the lenovo because of the 3rd gen i5 and because the acer looks kinda cheap( doesn't it?).


But the main issue with the Lenovo is that will the 2GB GT630M be able to render the same frame rates on the 17.3" display at 1600x900 as it does on the Acer's 15.6" display at 1366x768??
So will the image quality be so bad that i switch back to the Acer?

I also couldnt find official reviews of the lenovo notebook on a credible tech-site.
I'm also open to other notebook suggestions around $600 (no more)

Please help! I'm confused!
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September 25, 2012 4:45:46 PM

Thanks Junky!

But the laptop within my budget had an Amd A6 or an A8... will it not be a bottleneck for D3/BF3/Dirt 3 or other graphics intensive games though the GPU(Radeon HD 7730M) is capable of much more???

Also, do you think waiting till the Thanksgiving/black Friday sale will fetch me a much better deal?? Any idea about the spec can i get for the same price then?

P.S. Your website is great! Keep up the good work :) 
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September 25, 2012 9:48:42 PM

gaming laptop=oxymoron, especially in your price range. You will be disappointed. Be very wary of people telling you to buy refurb computers. Personally, I'd sooner buy a refurb pacemaker.
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September 26, 2012 5:05:30 AM

Best answer selected by vb_maniac.
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