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This laptop or is there something better?

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So, I ordered this

- and realized there was a 4GB version for $30 more after. If I decide to keep it I will just buy another 2GB RAM for $20 and swap them out, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other good laptops for $400-500. I been looking around and the i3 380, 4GB DDR3, Intel HD graphics was the best I could fine for that price range.

For the most part I will be using the laptop for music/internet, but I would like it to be able to play some games (WoW, SC2) on low/medium settings when I am away and don't have my desktop. So, I am looking to get the best value laptop. I know the Intel HD graphics aren't very good, but I saw some benchmarks and they could run WoW on medium with 20-30 FPS, but I would like to see if I could find something a little better.

Anyone have any suggestions? Or should I just keep the one I ordered?
Edited by Ampd - 5/26/11 at 3:03pm
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That Asus isn't bad. If you don't mind a 14", maybe this Lenov G470 for $500 would be better. It has a SB i3 and HD 3000 graphics(which are a lot faster than GMA HD). http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...%3A00004154%3A . Just need to use this coupon code: USPG425524

Or check this Inspiron 14R for something cheaper http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...3346&t=2962621
 
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