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Purchase Template: Buying a new laptop for general usage

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#1 carcinoGentleman


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

Hello! I am looking to buy a new laptop for personal usage.
My budget for the new laptop is under $500, and my main usage of it will be for playing video games (My cousins love to play "Five Nights At Freddy's" themed fan-made games on my laptop), drawing, and web browsing.
I intend to use Windows 10, as it is the easiest to find and I have had the best experience with it. I may use VLC Media Player for watching DVDs that I got for my birthday and for Christmas, and I will likely be using GIMP/MS Paint/Medibang Paint the most for non-web browser related activities.
I myself do not play games that much, but when I do, I play them with my cousins who really love the high quality games based off of the popular video game "Five Nights At Freddy's". I would like to be able to run "Undertale" and "Animal Jam" too, also for my cousins (I don't see them often, but I play the games myself sometimes). I play Minecraft, I am sorry.
I tend to only have around three or four programs (excluding Task Manager, Task Manager is often open in case I need to force close something) running at one time.
Yes, I have a tendency to store a slightly above average quantity of images and other files on it, but I plan to use USB drives and other methods of storage not directly on the computer.
No, I will not be overclocking it, as I am no professional and have no reason to.
I'm mainly looking at Amazon/Wal-Mart to buy from.
I'm only planning to use the laptop's monitor and possibly one external one, because I do sometimes want a larger screen.
I have peripherals such as Bluetooth and USB keyboards and mice that I may attach in order to either circumvent the shortcuts attached to the F# keys or have an easier time scrolling. (I am really, really used to mice with a nice scrolling button.) I want to run Windows 10.

I am upgrading because my previous laptop had a broken hinge and it was getting very annoying to handle. I could see the metal parts and wires, and I had to apply extra force to make it close properly.

I also have questions about Acer laptops in particular. I have heard that they have a lot of common problems and less than desirable customer service, can this be confirmed or denied?

Best regards,
- CGentleman

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