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Old 07-13-2010, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this is a good laptop? I am a high school student, and I am looking for something I can buy in the store and out of all of the computers I have looked at from Best Buy, I like this one the best. But, I'm not entirely certain it will be good for me, seeing as I don't know a lot about computers and laptops and I've never tried out an acer brand laptop before.

Things I want to be able to do on it: Play Dofus,(a french mmorpg)browse the internet with ease, have multiple tabs opened at once, use photo editing software like Gimp and Photoshop, listen to music, watch movies and videos and word processing.

Is this a good computer? I think for the price it is pretty good, but I just want to make sure it is good. My budget is $500, so don't recommend anything higher than that please. Also, don't recommend for me to buy a netbook, because I know that netbooks are simpler than laptops and a netbook surely won't be able to do all of the things I want it to do.

Thanks in advance for any help and sorry for my bad English.
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i would look at this one instead.
Sony VAIO 15.5" Laptop featuring Intel Core i3 Processor 330M (VPCEB11FDBI) - Black - Best Buy Canada
it has the same size hdd as the acer (320gb), but it has a far faster dual core cpu and comes with 1gb of ram more (total of 4gigs), has longer battery life, and is $30 cheaper.
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I second Muffin Man.
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i would look at this one instead.
Sony VAIO 15.5" Laptop featuring Intel Core i3 Processor 330M (VPCEB11FDBI) - Black - Best Buy Canada
it has the same size hdd as the acer (320gb), but it has a far faster dual core cpu and comes with 1gb of ram more (total of 4gigs), has longer battery life, and is $30 cheaper.
Thanks a lot. You just saved me $30
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