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Woah now I need to decide between Acer Aspire AS5742G-6480 and .

I'm an nVIDIA fan, so I'm leaning towards the Optimus solution rather than ATI/AMD.
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by txtsd View Post
Woah now I need to decide between Acer Aspire AS5742G-6480 and Acer AS5552-5898.

I'm an nVIDIA fan, so I'm leaning towards the Optimus solution rather than ATI/AMD.
If you're not running Linux I would consider AMD. But that newegg link is hands down strong on the graphics department.
     
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If you're not running Linux I would consider AMD. But that newegg link is hands down strong on the graphics department.
I might dual-boot linux on the laptop for her. Who knows, she might like it.

And good graphics = win + a little future proof for her.

I'm going with the Acer Aspire AS5742G-6480 then.
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