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Old June 12, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Hey HWC,

My friend is buying a new laptop for home use but he would like to game on it also he would like to play Newer hardware demanding games like Crysis 2 ect. he is planning to buy this.

NCIX.com - Buy Acer Aspire AS7745G-9445 Intel Core i7 740QM 8GB 2X500GB 17.3IN Radeon 5850 WLAN BT WIN7 HP Notebook - Others - LX.PUM02.143 - in Canada

Is there a better computer for gaming for around $ 1,100

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Old June 12, 2011, 05:06 PM
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I prefer this laptop to that one, a bit more but worth it IMO.

Newegg.ca - ASUS G Series G73SW-XN2 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
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Its nice but a little to much and he would like to pick it up at ncix
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Old June 12, 2011, 05:37 PM
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I'd be more inclined to get this in leiu of an Asus G series.
NCIX.com - Buy MSI GX660-260US Intel Core i5 460M 4GB 500GB 15.6IN WSXGA+ Radeon HD5870 1GB Win 7 Premium Notebook - MSI/MicroStar - 9S7-16F121-260 - in Canada
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I'd say getting a quad core and a nice GPU is a must. The MSI has an amazing card but only a dualie. NCIX.com - Buy MSI GX740-430US 17.0IN Intel Core I7-740QM 4GB 500GB HD5870 DVDRW Webcam Win 7 Home Premium Notebook - MSI/MicroStar - GX740-430US-AB77404G50S7P - in Canada

Still out of your price range I guess. I would go with that acer you picked. 17" screen, 1TB, 8GB ram, 5850 and a quad core. Definitely a good deal, my only concern is the type of cooling it has.
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