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Which of these laptops should I buy???

by elmotorolaguy / August 27, 2010 6:58 PM PDT
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Nod to i5.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2010 1:14 AM PDT

Today the i5 is the nice place to be. The i7 in machines I've seen in the states are still a little too hot and rarely get more than 60 minutes on battery.

If you get a gamer laptop, count on repair or replace in 2 years. It may last longer but plan on that in advance as games take their toll in lifespan either by heat or keyboard pounding.

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by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 30, 2010 4:07 AM PDT

Hi there,

For gaming, you will want a dedicated graphics card (the Acer doesn't have one). The other three laptops will probably meet your gaming needs. Make sure to compare the system requirements of the games you want to play to the laptops. As Bob mentioned, the i5 should be sufficient.

MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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by elmotorolaguy / August 31, 2010 4:10 PM PDT

Right now I am currently leaning towards the lenovo laptop. The only thing that i would like is if it had a 7200 rpm 500gb hard drive, but i guess it's not that big of deal? Also, the lenovo has the best graphics card of all 4. And i would probably use a ps3 or 360 controller.
What if gaming didn't matter? Which one would be best?

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Controller usually does not help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 7:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Lenovo?

Gamer laptops are usually shorter lived. As long as you can sign up for repairs sooner than general laptops then you're good.

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