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Old 05-14-2007, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get a laptop with Vista prefferably. I might be gaming a little bit on it, nothing like crysis but like counterstrike and stuff. I can't spend more than 1500 dollars including tax + shipping. I live in cambridge, ontario.. so i need to shop at tigerdirect i guess. are these ones are good?

Acer Aspire AS5630-6675 Intel Core™ 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz Bluetooth 802.11abg Wireless 1GB DDR2 160GB HDD DL DVD±RW 15.4" WXGA Windows Vista™ Home Premium Notebook PC LX.AY30X.094 in Canada at

Acer Aspire 9300 5504 Laptop PC - AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-50 1.6GHz, 802.11bg Wireless, 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Dual Layer DVD RW, 17" WXGA+, Windows Vista Home Premium LX.AWP0X.028 in Canada at

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Old 05-14-2007, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommed a laptop with a Core2 Duo, as they are better in the power & heat departement, meaning longer battery life, and a cooler laptop.

Don't expect anything too extraordinary out of a laptop gaming wise, unless you opt for an expensive desktop-replacement, and then at the same time, with a desktop-replacement, do expect good battery life, unless you get an expensive multi-cell replacement battery, (even then, it might not be too great).

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Old 05-14-2007, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The AS5630 is a good buy. I know several people who have that one and they are all pleased with their purchase.
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