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Old 10-01-2010, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
swampfox28
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Default Bought my kid a Black Friday basic Acer laptop for school-but HE wants it for gaming

HELP!

I bow to the computer gurus - hopefully someone will be able to help. I don't have the laptop now (it's in the room with my sleeping 13 year old) but suffice it to say it was CHEAP-O. I paid about $250 for this basic Acer laptop that's running windows 7 (I believe). I thought he could use it for word processing, school projects, etc.

NooOooOOOOO!

All he wants is to be able to play online games such as Mabinogi and Vindictus but this poor thing chokes on them, esp. Vindictus. I THINK that if we could update the graphics card and possibly the ram he'd be able to do okay with it, but any and all advice would be appreciated. Obviously *I* have no clue how to deal with it; thought I'd bring it to some local genius to get worked on, but would be happier if I knew WHAT I should look for, suggest, or otherwise know before that happens.

OR would it be better to scrap it all and get another laptop? He'd have to wait awhile for us to save up enough for that! I was hoping we could just upgrade the one he has and voila - semi-decent gaming computer AND school computer at the same time...

What do you guys think?
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