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Old 01-11-2012, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Acer Aspire 15.6" Laptop featuring Intel Core i5 - 2430M Processor (AS5755G-6620) - Blue : 15" Laptops - Best Buy Canada

There was a massive price reduction from 899 to 649 and now 50$ less... so 599.
Also get a 15% employee discount from a friend... so 509$.
Rebates from the store are another 60$ post 15% reduction... so 449$.

I checked it out and it seems to play games like bf3 and skyrim without much problem with 30-40 fps.
Best bang for the buck?
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A friend of mine plays BF3 with that GPU just fine...and he put $1,099 into that laptop; I say its a great deal, go for it!


Edit: I talked to him today and he plays on low settings and gets around 30(ish) fps on BF3. (On a Dell XPS 15)
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This is essentially the same laptop as my sons ASUS- he loaded BF3 and could play for a little while - then it crashes. We tried everything - websites say it will play, but no go. Still, we payed $600 so for the same laptop so $450 is a great deal - but I would not expect it to play BF3 or Skyrim.
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Ok so I ended up buying it. Total was 670$, but since I had 50$ raincheck and 320$ in coupons it came out to only $300.02!

So far I haven't done to much on it.

SKYRIM - Highest settings @ 45-60 FPS.
BF3 - Medium settings @60+ fps with a slight drop to 50-55 if there are large explosions.
- High settings @30-40fps which is unbelievable (20-25 drops)
- Ultra settings @barely playable... but not at all.

Best bang for the buck.

The ONLY downside so far is that when I play a video or stream youtube there are sometimes pauses in the sound which causes one of those long megatron screems. But that only comes up once every couple of hours.
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Glad to hear!
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great deal mate. thanks for the info. u really saved some money there!
as soon I get my new rig I'm definitely going public with my fps from skyrim and bf3 too.
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