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I have a best buy gift card for roughly $750 that I cant redeem for cash. Was looking for a laptop that will play SC2 and maybe BF3

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer---17.3%22-Aspire-Notebook---6-GB-Memory---750-GB-Hard-Drive/1305938258.p?skuId=1305938258&contract_desc=&sellerId=15329835&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=mp1305938258

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions welcomed, please keep in mind it has to be ordered on bestbuy since i cant redeem the gift card anywhere else smile.gif
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I have a best buy gift card for roughly $750 that I cant redeem for cash. Was looking for a laptop that will play SC2 and maybe BF3

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer---17.3%22-Aspire-Notebook---6-GB-Memory---750-GB-Hard-Drive/1305938258.p?skuId=1305938258&contract_desc=&sellerId=15329835&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=mp1305938258

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions welcomed, please keep in mind it has to be ordered on bestbuy since i cant redeem the gift card anywhere else smile.gif

Will the laptop be use in mobile or stationary?
     
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I have a best buy gift card for roughly $750 that I cant redeem for cash. Was looking for a laptop that will play SC2 and maybe BF3

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer---17.3%22-Aspire-Notebook---6-GB-Memory---750-GB-Hard-Drive/1305938258.p?skuId=1305938258&contract_desc=&sellerId=15329835&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=mp1305938258

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions welcomed, please keep in mind it has to be ordered on bestbuy since i cant redeem the gift card anywhere else smile.gif

The laptop looks okay, but I wouldn't recommend it because of the poor GPU.

Here this laptop is better.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Series+3+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Titan+Silver/6868989.p?id=1218810616273&skuId=6868989#tab=specifications

AMD A10-4600m + 7670m APU Crossfire.
It'll play any games you want at decent FPS.

I wouldn't recommend Intel's laptop in BestBuy because a lot of them have a crappy GPU for a ridiculous price nor GPU at all.
     
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Well, considering the fact that only cheap Intel's laptop with a dedicated GPU is the Acer 17.3" laptop that you show us.
If you compare it to the Samsung 15.6" AMD laptop, the SAMSUNG won by gaming performance because of it's powerful APU Crossfire.

I highly recommend you get the SAMSUNG over the Acer laptop.
I mean SAMSUNG has better quality and durability compare to Acer, so it is up to you if you want a 17.3" Acer laptop that has weaker performance than SAMSUNG.
     
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post #5 of 9
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thanks Ryou that laptop you posted looks great but it seems to be sold out frown.gif

the laptop will be mobile use
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thanks Ryou that laptop you posted looks great but it seems to be sold out frown.gif

the laptop will be mobile use

I apologize that I didn't see the part where it said it was sold out.

Man, you are going to have to struggle to find a laptop on BestBuy. Most of them aren't really good or quite pricey.
If you can spend at least extra 50 dollar plus the BestBuy Gift card get this laptop.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+14%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/7674066.p?id=1218858193065&skuId=7674066#tab=specifications

It is an ASUS G46VW RoG gaming laptop which it is quite powerful.

Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge, upgradable RAM to 16GB and GTX 660m 2GB and in 14" screen with 1366x768 resolution.

Or you can wait till SAMSUNG's laptop is in stock.

Sorry to say, you are kind of out of luck.
     
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wow that new one u posted looks good.

do you think if we put in another $100 i can get one similar with 15.6 inch screen?
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wow that new one u posted looks good.

do you think if we put in another $100 i can get one similar with 15.6 inch screen?

Hmm, that'll be a bit of tricky IMO.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+15.6%22+Aspire+Notebook+-+6+GB+Memory+-+500+GB+Hard+Drive/1304938877.p?id=mp1304938877&skuId=1304938877

This laptop is similar to the 17.3" Acer laptop, but it has weaker GPU.
The 17.3" Acer laptop use GT 740m while this 15.6" laptop use GT 640m, and I think it is 15% to 17% performance difference.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-640M.71579.0.html


However, it should able to run BF3 at low settings with around 50ish FPS. Medium settings is like 35 to 40 FPS.

I don't know what an actual settings they use, but it is possible to run higher FPS on medium settings.

To me, I think you should turn off the AAs, shadow, motion blur and couple other useless things.

Well, that Acer laptop is pretty much an only laptop that has an okay-gamingish specs.
Meh, if only you aren't only looking for laptops ONLY at BestBuy, then again it is your stupid BestBuy Gift card, lol.
To me, I just feel like you are spending more money on a useless machine.
At that 799.99 price (w/o including shipping and taxing), you would've got an Acer 15.6" AMD A10-4600m + 7670m APU Crossfire for $549.99! OR Lenovo IdeaPad Y500/Y510p which I think they have SLI.
     
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Also I do believe you can play LoL just the AMD IGP itself, but I don't think you can on BF3. Well, it is possible but not a decent playable FPS.

I guess your online choice is that 15.6" Acer laptop.

Unless you can sell your BestBuy GiftCard to your friends or family members for 750 dollar and buy an 750 dollar gift card that isn't BestBuy and buy a laptop.
     
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