I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether or not a laptop I stumbled upon is worth the money it costs, or not.
I was walking through Walmart the other day, and I found a pretty nice looking Samsung laptop for $498. The link has the specs and stuff included, but here's some just in case you don't feel like clicking it just yet.
It has an AMD Quad Core 1.6 GHz A6 Accelerated Processor, 4GB memory (expandable to 8GB), 500GB hard drive, a webcam, HDMI output, a 4-in-1 media card reader, DVD burner, and up to 5 and a little more than a half hours of battery life. It has Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics.
Based off of that information and what I know about computers (which isn't much, but enough to get by xD), this is a pretty good computer, but I'm not sure if it's worth the price, or if it's a good deal. I do a lot on my computer, and I always have at least 4 programs open. I'd like to use a new computer for gaming, so I'd like one that is able to play games, which is why this one stood out to me. It has a pretty decent graphics card, I believe. I would prefer a slightly better one, but I believe this one would work for what I want to do. It also has an HDMI output, which means I could plug it into my new HD TV. The webcam is nice to have too, so I'm glad that it has that. The amount of space on it shouldn't be a problem in the least. I've never really used all of my hard drive space on any of my computers. To me, this computer seems like a good one.
However, I did say I'd like to use it for gaming. I would also need to use it for school work, as I will be going away to college soon.
As far as games go, I would like to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and the Penumbra series. There are a few more I'd like to play, but I'm not quite sure what they all are right now. I believe the graphics card it comes with is good enough to play these games, although maybe not at max settings (which I don't quite mind; as long as I'm able to play them and be able to see all the graphics clearly and have it not lag terribly).
So, question time. Is this computer capable of playing those games? Is it good enough to use for gaming and school work? Is it worth the price? Are there any better computers around the same price that you know of? If this computer can't play these games, what do you suggest?
Thanks a bunch.
Edited by Cadiann, 11 March 2012 - 09:58 PM.