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I'd prefer to get it at Bestbuy, but I can get it anywhere else as long as it's about $550 or less after taxes and shipping. I need to it be brand new, and with a 15" or larger screen.

It will be for a girl going into college so lighter at that screen size the better, but still strong enough to do some gaming even if its at lowest settings.

I was looking between these two primarily.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....0809617&catId=

Both are integrated graphics, but which do you think would have more "gaming power"
Edited by metroidfreak - 2/21/11 at 11:28pm
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intel gfx suck, unless you buy SB which is obviously not available.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...ptop-Computer/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115982

And If you can squeeze out $100 more, it will make a huge difference in gaming:

alienware M11x

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...kc=&oc=dkcwng2

Use code: KZHLCCGNS0?Q29

$660+free shipping

I didnt even bother looking at anything bigger than 15" as games will be unplayable on a larger res and it will add alot of weight and shorten the battery life.
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Well as I said, it's for college and lite gaming. She doesn't even game now as it is, she just wants the ability to play small Freetoplay MMOs or older games if she gets bored.

It will be her main computer there, so she doesn't want any smaller than an 15 inch or writing papers on it would be a pain.

The first link was a comparison page, but I dont know if it came through as it. But here was the lappy i was looking at

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+...=1218259763872
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I honestly wouldn't ever buy anything from bestbuy.
Just a quick look online and I came up with these (not really gaming but would be great for everything else)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152221

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115871

If your budget was 650 there would be alot more choices.

My friend has a similar laptop to the toshiba you linked to. That 4250 struggles to play cod4 at the lowest settings and 800x600, I would say its in the 20-30 fps area to give you an idea on performance.
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I honestly wouldn't ever buy anything from bestbuy.
Just a quick look online and I came up with these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152221

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115871
Wont buy an MSI product again. and the Acer is more expensive and still with integrated graphics.
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Good price indeed.
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Hey metroid,
what's her major?

Are you sure about the 15"? I strongly suggest going 14", preferrably 13.3".
We all know prices skyrocket the smaller/lighter they get for the same features, so theyre a rare find at a low price.

M11x?
no girl wants to carry around a bulky laptop with an alien logo

If u can push your budget just a tiny bit,
you can get her the 14" Asus UL80jt for $599 no tax, shipping $10.
Grand total out the door, $610

JR.com link

OS: windows 7 home premium 64-bit
screen: 14" 1366x768 led-backlit
cpu: Intel Core i3-330UM 1.2GHz
ram: 4gb ddr3
gpu: Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics -- Intel HD4500 / discrete Nvidia 310 512mb
hdd: 500gb 5400rpm sata HDD
dvd-burner
6+ hours of battery real-use
~ 1-inch thick
4.4 lbs
brushed aluminum lid
HDMI/vga out, bluetooth, wifi N, chiclet keyboard, multi-touch pad, webcam, mic, the works.

2 year warranty, with the 1st year covering accidental damage.
(No other company includes this type of assurance)


The same notebook at

goes for $900+

My current main notebook is an Asus UL30vt-x1 (13.3" core2duo) and i love it. handles WoW, Starcraft2, Left4Dead, Adobe Photoshop, SolidWorks, 1080p hulu/youtube no problem --- battery gets 7+hours real use, 3.5lbs, and looks classy.

The 2 laptops you mentioned from BestBuy @ $449/$479 +tax ends up being $500-$530.
At $610 out the door, that Asus is a better designed, and better specced notebook with a great warranty.

Other than having the item right away, the only reason to buy at BestBuy/OfficeDepot/Staples/Sears/Walmart nowadays is to take advantage of a clearance deal or their promotional 0% interest/financing offers.

Being from california and sales tax coming close to 9%... I prefer to buy from Amazon or anywhere out of state.

I've purchased 3 notebooks in the last few years from JR.com, and their service/shipping is consistently top notch. Something Fry's Electronics needs to learn from...

Keep us posted!
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