Looking for New Laptop

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by CarbonX13, Nov 20, 2010.

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  1. Acer Aspire

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  2. ASUS X52JC-XR1

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  3. MSi FX600-002US

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  1. CarbonX13
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    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    OK, about a week ago I posted a thread regarding this one Acer laptop that I was thinking about getting. Well I've ran into a couple of other options since then, and I'm asking for input on which would be the better choice to get. Here are the three laptops:

    Acer Aspire
    Size: 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
    Price: $649.99

    ASUS X52JC-XR1
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
    CPU: Dual Core, 2.53 GHz
    Hard Drive: 500GB
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics Chipset: nVIDIA GeForce 310M
    Price: $859.99

    MSi FX600-002US
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
    CPU: Dual Core, 2.4 GHz
    Hard Drive: 500GB
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 and 1GB DDR3 Video Memory
    Graphics Chipset: nVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
    - Includes 720p HD webcam
    Price: $869.99

    I'm thinking of running some games on the new laptop. I'm probably not going to run anything that demanding, definitely not Crysis, but I may run Call of Duty: Black Ops. The latter two are about as high as my budget can get me.

    Please give me opinions on which one is the best deal, and thanks for those whom reply.
     
  2. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    Go for the acer aspire. It's got an ati, and it's got the same specs as the expensive one (except for the 1gb video memory and te webcam) but acers are good computers generally.
     
  3. Rydian

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    The expensive one has the better video card, the Acer's is not really for gaming (doesn't matter that it's an ATI, it's a low-end model).
     
  4. FireGrey

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    Get the Acer!
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  5. Originality

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    If the Asus laptop comes with ExpressGate as do some of their motherboards, I'd definitely go for that. It's a linux-based mini-OS designed to load in roughly 2-5 seconds and let you go online in ~8 seconds from pressing the extra button to turn it on. It also comes with basic IM programs (Skype/MSN iirc) and basic USB functionality, although I can't remember if it can access the actual HDD or not.

    The Acer discreet graphics aren't much better than integrated graphics. Games will not run on it at anything more than low settings. I would only pick it if you really needed the $200 you save with it.

    MSi are a bit of a hit-and-miss company. Whilst on paper they usually use better components than rivals, I've read many reviews on MSi laptops that complain about inferior performance to their rivals, no matter what the specs say.
     
  6. CarbonX13
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    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    Interesting, since I've actually never heard of any issues with MSi laptops. I've actually encountered many positive reviews on the flip side.

    Thanks for everyone's responses so far... I'm leaning towards to MSi or the ASUS one right now though.
     
  7. Javacat

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    Don't get the Acer! Their cases are very cheap and crappy.