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is this a good laptop for the price?

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I was looking at this laptop for a family member that needs one before Friday.


his budget is 600~ and I was thinking on an i3 or i5. I haven't bought a laptop in a while so I don't know about the prices nowdays.
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I really like that one. It has some good specs for the price, and it comes with a 1 year accidental damage warranty. It has integrated graphics but most people do not need anything more. Good find.
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post #3 of 8
good deal,go for it.
post #4 of 8
It won't handle much gaming, and some that can are only a little more expensive. I got my Acer for $750 and I can play just about anything on it. Some games may not have the highest of settings, but medium to high is possible on most.

Other than that, it looks like a good deal for a 'browse the web, watch movies, and other things' laptop.

EDIT: Added link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115864

Pretty much the same specs as my laptop, though mine is an i5 m430 @ 2.27Ghz.
Edited by Demented - 12/22/10 at 12:11am
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Originally Posted by Demented View Post
It won't handle much gaming, and some that can are only a little more expensive. I got my Acer for $750 and I can play just about anything on it. Some games may not have the highest of settings, but medium to high is possible on most.

Other than that, it looks like a good deal for a 'browse the web, watch movies, and other things' laptop.

EDIT: Added link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115864

Pretty much the same specs as my laptop, though mine is an i5 m430 @ 2.27Ghz.
nice laptop, but I dont think he is doing any gaming and I preffer amazon with prime and fast shipping for Christmas. I love newegg, but CA taxes and recycle fees sucks so laptop will probably and close to 840~

thanks rep to all.
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post #6 of 8
I cannot recommend an Acer to anyone. i would far rather have a less gaming capable laptop that I know is going to be more reliable than an Acer.

As for the specs of that laptop, its extremely simliar to my Toshiba I got earlier this year except mine has a 14.1 screen with the same res and a longer warranty. gaming wise its able to run WoW, but at lower than native res (1024x800) and lowest graphics at about 50fps avg. Any higher graphics settings and the FPS drops to around 15 and is terrible.
Computing wise, those specs are great. my laptop runs perfectly fine doing anything I want. Runs engineering simulations fine, runs office like cake (but what doesnt), runs 70tabs of firefox, powerpoint, visio, itunes, and more all at the same time without thinking about it.
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post #7 of 8
When you look around the $600-$650 range for a laptop that can do any type of gaming whatsoever, I always find the best deals on the Dell Outlet site. To give an example, I just went on there and saw a Studio 15 scratch & dent with a core i5 450M, 4GB RAM and a 1GB Radeon HD 5470 for less than $650. And since you are getting it right from Dell you get a 1 year warranty with it.

Its impossible to find any type of laptop that will do any gaming whatsoever new for that price.
    
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Thanks I gave all the feedback to my family member now it's up to him to what to get.
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