Re: good laptop...?
I no longer game with this computer because I turned it into a photo/music computer for professional audio recording and professional digital recording. I'd usually play 60 fps with no sweat. I played a lot of Madden, COD, WoW, and Unreal Tournament 2. It is phenomenal for gaming, especially for a laptop. But if you're a serious gamer, just to be safe I'd purchase a cooling pad. I never used one, because I didn't game that often. When I did it got fairly hot. And if I were a laptop I wouldn't want to burn. And one fan doesn't do the trick when you play with 60 fps. I also upgraded to 8GB of RAM. I can run CS4, CS3 And AUTO CAD simultaneously with no lag. But the two 4GB DDR2 sticks cost about $300-400 for the pair.
Good luck with your purchase. If you do end up obtaining the Satellite A500, let me know how it runs please=]
|ASUS M5A97 R2.0| AMD FX 6300 3.5 GHZ|16GB (4x4) 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM|ASUS Radeon HD 7770 1GB| Kingston HyperX RAM|Kingston Hyper X 120 GB SSD|WD Green 1TB HDD|
|ASRock N68C-GS FX|AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2 GHZ|G.Skill 8GB (2x4) 1600MHZ DRR3 RAM |Geforce 9800 GT 1GB DDR5|Seagate 500 GB HDD|
|Macbook Pro- Intel Core i5 2.4 GHZ|8GB DDR3 RAM|Samsung Evo 840 240GB SSD|