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Acer AS7741G-6426 decent entry level gamer?

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I have been looking at replacing my old laptop for quite a while now. I have a decent desktop, but want something I can use to game on in the recliner (guess I'm getting old). I can't find anything else in the sub 700 range that has the features of the Acer, but I don't know much about their quality, and if they preform on par with other laptops with similar specs. any help/advice you can give me about the specs/acer in general would be appreciated. Thanks!


Specs
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Modeli5-480M
Processor Speed2.66 GHz
Processor CoreDual-core
Cache3 MB
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM55 Express

Standard Memory4 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots2


Hard Drive Capacity640 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive RPM5400
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Optical Media SupportDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportYes


Screen Size17.3"
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen TechnologyCineCrystal
Aspect Ratio16:9
Screen ModeWSXGA
Display Resolution1600 x 900
Backlight TechnologyLED
HDCP SupportYes
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATi
Graphics Controller ModelMobility Radeon 5650
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon X2 5000+ BE @3.12Ghz C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H 8800GT 4gb G-Skill ddr2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x160gb WD Raid 0 Windows XP PRO/Vista Home Premium (Dual Boot) Acer AL2223W 22in LCD Saitek Eclipse 2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X-Connect X2 550 Watt Ultra X-Blaster Logitech MX-518 X-trac Ripper 
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Athlon X2 5000+ BE @3.12Ghz C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H 8800GT 4gb G-Skill ddr2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x160gb WD Raid 0 Windows XP PRO/Vista Home Premium (Dual Boot) Acer AL2223W 22in LCD Saitek Eclipse 2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X-Connect X2 550 Watt Ultra X-Blaster Logitech MX-518 X-trac Ripper 
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I don't know much about gaming laptops, but that looks pretty good for the money. The only complaint would be that the graphics chip is a little substandard for my taste but it should be great for most games on medium. But don't quote me on that.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 ASUS M4N75TD Nvidia GeForce gtx 470 3 x 2GB corsair ddr3 ram 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
P.O.S. 500 gb P.O.S. 16x Windows 7 Home Premium 24 inch LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Stock dell keyboard LSP Ultra 550 watt Cooler Master HAF 922 stock wirless optical 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
P.O.S. 500 gb P.O.S. 16x Windows 7 Home Premium 24 inch LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Stock dell keyboard LSP Ultra 550 watt Cooler Master HAF 922 stock wirless optical 
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I wouldn't recommend the Acer, but the hardware inside is quite good for mid-level gaming for current games. I found the Acers to have cheap exterior materials, and QA issues during manufacturing.

Here is a deal that's close in price, Lenovo laptop, they are a better made laptop from what I've heard.

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/245391
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 EVGA X58 SLI LE PNY GTX 470 4GB Mushkin Ridgeback 996826 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1500HLFS System ST3250410AS Storage Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung P2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP KU-0316 Corsair TX750W Cooler Master HAF 932 Microsoft Optical 3-Button 
Mouse Pad
None! 
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i7 930 EVGA X58 SLI LE PNY GTX 470 4GB Mushkin Ridgeback 996826 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1500HLFS System ST3250410AS Storage Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung P2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP KU-0316 Corsair TX750W Cooler Master HAF 932 Microsoft Optical 3-Button 
Mouse Pad
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Originally Posted by MegaTherion View Post
I wouldn't recommend the Acer, but the hardware inside is quite good for mid-level gaming for current games. I found the Acers to have cheap exterior materials, and QA issues during manufacturing.

Here is a deal that's close in price, Lenovo laptop, they are a better made laptop from what I've heard.

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/245391
Oh really cheap exterior ehh I think I can deal with that, that Lenovo is very nice I like that design on the top, but the only thing that I dont like about it is that it does not have a num keypad...but if it did that would be my next laptop for sure.
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Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz DIED RMA**ASUS Sabertooth X58 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit OC Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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CaseMouse
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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