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#1 sgm67

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:52 PM

Looking for a laptop for my daughter who is going to college in the fall. She will use it for school, writing, some gaming and internet use. Trying to stay around 500.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:44 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214189

This laptop is perfect for a college student it is capable of word processing, some gaming and internet browsing.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:09 AM

Specifications $304.97 till 6/30/2011
Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ602 15.6" Black Notebook
Memory Type: DDR3
Total Memory Size: 2GB
Display Type: Acer CineCrystal LED Backlit Display
Screen Size: 15.6"
Maximum Resolution: 1366 x 768
Capacity: 250GB
Drive Types: Hard Drive
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Type: Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 1.60GHz
Processor Number: E-350
Graphics Description: Dedicated Graphics
GPU/VPU: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Video Memory: 256MB
Lifestyle: Home & Student
Condition: New
Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Platform: Laptop
Optical Drive Type: DVD
Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi Dual Layer Burner
Capacity: 2-in-1
Supplemental Drive Type: Media Reader
Media Types: Secure Digital
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset: High-Definition Audio
Integrated Microphone: Yes
USB Ports (Total): 3 - USB 2.0
LAN Ports: 1
VGA Ports: 1
HDMI Ports: 1
Communications Description: Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless LAN
Interface Type: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
Data Transfer Rate: 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Protocols: 802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Width: 15"
Height: 1.0"
Depth: 10"
Weight: 5.7 lbs
Mouse Type: Multi-Gesture Touchpad
Keyboard Type: Dedicated Numeric Keypad
Battery Type: 6-Cell Lithium-ion
Battery Life: Up to 3.33 hours
Biometrics: Kensington Security Lock Slot
Color: Black
Specification Notes: [3] To provide the most accurate specifications, the specifications listed are based upon the manufacturer's exact model specification as published on the manufacturer's website.
Integrated Webcam: Yes
Software Included: Office 2010 preloaded; purchase a product key to activate.


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:34 AM

Acer's laptop quality aren't that good compared to Toshiba. The one i recommended has a faster processor with a better graphics and a larger hard drive.

Edited by killerx525, 06 June 2011 - 02:34 AM.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:08 AM

The last Toshiba I messed with got out preformed by an acer that was 4 years older and had worse stats. Toshiba has a good warranty and replacement of there stuff, but for $200 dollars less it's way better for a collage student that is just going to loose it at the bar anyway. You can buy ram cheap it's not a big deal to install either, don't know why everyone thinks the system has to come with it they double there money on the ram they sell you. I didn't even look at the one you posted, I knew that I could point them at saving at least a couple hundred. Both are already outdated, as is everything that gets released these days, no sense in trying to stay on top of it all, it's impossible.

Edited by Particalzman, 06 June 2011 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:02 PM

The processor from that Toshiba is the latest processor from Intel. Technically the i3 2310M is faster then the AMD C-350 and Acer has had substandard cpu cooler which leads to problems.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:38 AM

Yea, but for $200 less and it's just to start college it should run everything fine, not everyone is a hard core gamer. Not that the laptop you mentioned was a gaming laptop. They are both outdated already so why not just save the money for rent, food, or maybe a printer and cables to hook it up to your t.v. and a wireless mouse keyboard combo. Really you could get all that and still go out to eat, that's what I would do. As far as the cpu cooler well it comes with a warranty and it be a dinosaur when it runs out. Since windows 8 is already in the works, and you can DDR3 for $10, not to mention windows 7 is capable of handling like 60GB of ram anyway. Now they are saying everyone wants an all in one, so maybe will just throw power out the window all together. They are both ok, machines just depends how much you want to pay for last years computers at this point. Well killerx525 it was nice to argue with you. lol Have a good one I'll se you around on the boards I'm sure.

Edited by Particalzman, 07 June 2011 - 03:42 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:15 AM

I mean no disrespect you, just pointing out :wink:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:28 PM

IdeaPad S10-3t Tablet $499.00

Features: Up to Intel® Atom™ N450 processor
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Other editions of Windows available.
Converts to a tablet display
10.1" LED 16:9 touch screen
VeriTouch™ log in feature
Lenovo Direct Share
APS™ impact protection
Dolby® Headphone™ and quality speakers
Up to 10 hours with an 8 cell battery (select models)
Starting at 3 lbs.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:04 AM

That is a netbook, you could get a laptop that has more power for under the price of $500.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:57 AM

She likes this one, what do y'all think?

HP - Laptop / AMD E-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 3GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive Model: 2000-219DX
Processor Brand-AMD
Processor Platform-VISION E2
Processor-AMD E-Series
Processor Speed-1.6GHz
Battery Type-6-cell lithium-ion
Display Type-High-definition LED with BrightView technology (1366 x 768)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)15.6"
Cache Memory-1MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)3GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To8GB
Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
Hard Drive TypeSATA (5400 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size320GB
Optical DriveDVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds-Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling-No
Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, digital media card reader
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6310
Video Memory-1461MB total available
TV Tuner-No
MPEG-Yes
Built-in Webcam-Yes
Modem-None
Networking-Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking-Wireless-B+G+N
Bluetooth-Enabled-No
S-Video Outputs-None
Speakers-Internal
PCMCIA Slots-None
USB 2.0 Ports-3
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports-None
Parallel Ports-None
Game Ports-None
Laptop Weight-Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
Battery Life-Up to 5 hours
Pointing Device-Touchpad with on/off button and multigesture support
HDMI Output-No
Blu-ray Player-No
Operating System Platform-Windows
Operating System-Windows 7 Home Premium
System Version-64-bit
Included Software-Adobe Reader; CyberLink Power DVD and more
ENERGY STAR Qualified-Yes
Best Buy PC App-No
Graphics Chip-AMD
Drive Capacity-320GB
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:46 AM

That would do but i don't know about using it fro gaming because i don't know what game she plays.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

Nothing very high speed I am sure. Aveyond is one I think.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

Well if it's not a full on intensive 3D game then the graphics card coud hopefully handle it.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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