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Old November 19, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Hey everyone,

So I'm looking to replace my laptop (ditching the Transformer idea as it wouldn't be practical from a productivity standpoint), and I've found the following:

Acer Aspire AS5560-SB448 for 599.99
Asus K53TA-CST1-CBIL for 549.30
Acer Aspire AS4755G-6457 for 635.53
Acer TimelineX AS4830TG-6576 for 683.22

For multimedia, typical office applications, and some gaming (preferably BF3 on low/med at least), which would be the best option, based on a value perspective? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old November 19, 2011, 09:52 AM
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the first acer looks nice for the specs
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Old November 19, 2011, 10:07 AM
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My vote is for the third one listed. i5/gt540 and cheaper price than the 4th.
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Old November 22, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Canada Computers | Notebooks, Netbooks & Tablets | Toshiba Satellite L750D-019, Notebook (Precious Black with 3D Dot) w/ AMD Vision Technology - AMD A6-3400M Quad-Core, 15.6" HD LED-backlit, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6520G, DVD-RW, 802.11b/g/

Just saved you $100 if you haven't bought yet.
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Old November 24, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Sorry for not updating, but I actually managed to find something even cheaper :P It's an Acer TimelineX 3830TG-6412. It was going for ~450 at Staples, so I couldn't resist. Only downside is the fact that it sports an i3-2310m, but it still has an awesome video card (GT 540M), and based on benchmarks found on the Notebookcheck site, it's pretty much equivalent to the A6-3400M anyways.

Definitely happy with my purchase, though, as it lasted me for about 6 hours yesterday, which is absolutely astounding for the 6-cell battery it has. And it does in fact run BF3 at low/med settings just fine too

Anyways, thanks for the help everyone!
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i3 is PLENTY of horsepower. You needed more GPU power than CPU for gaming anyways. Glad you found one!
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