Is this a good deal for a laptop?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by CarbonX13, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Aug 27, 2010
    Vancouver, B.C.
    I've been thinking about getting a new laptop for a while now, and I recently came across one that caught my eye a bit. Now, I'm not that big of a computer geek, so I'm not aware of whether these specs below are great for the price or not. Anyways the laptop is:

    Acer Aspire 15.6"
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
    CPU: Dual Core, 2.4 GHz
    Hard Drive: 500GB
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics Chipset: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

    That for $649.99.

    I'm thinking of running some games on it, and the fact it includes a non-integrated graphics card while having a relatively decent CPU is what really caught my eye. I doubt this setup will run the latest titles, but it should be able to run some at least on medium specs right? My current laptop lacks a decent CPU, so it takes forever to start-up and load things. Some older games can run well, but new games definitely lag like crazy.

    So anyways, please give me your opinions on whether this is a good deal or not. Or, recommend me something even better for a good price (something under $1000 I'll be able to get away with).
  2. murkurie

    murkurie GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 16, 2010
    United States
    California, Redlands
    Thats a low end dedicated GPU, it should run most modern games at low to medium settings, and most old games at high, the big factor is does that laptop's GPU use GDDR3 or GDDR5? there is massive performance difference between the two.
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Yeah, it IS a dedicated card, but it's one of the weaker ones (not that much above integrated).
  4. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    If you're not paying extra for shipping that's an average good deal.