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Looking to get a ~$600 laptop for school/ moderate gaming

My dad sent me this one as a suggestion (he's the one paying for it,) it seems pretty good to me, I'd probably remove the Blu-Ray player and replace it with the NVIDIA GeForce 410M (512MB) graphics card (drops the price by $10), but I wouldn't be surprised if there's something better (or is this a good one?) If it could be close to that price, with matching/better stats, that would be great. I'm currently on a VAIO FE660G, and the most fps-intensive game I play is Minecraft (on lowest settings), but it would be great if I could run TF2 (I'm not expecting maxed settings) or maybe even stuff like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., HL2, Red Orchestra 2 would be awesome as well.

I was also looking at this and this, both Acer, both the same except one has an i3 and one has an i5. I'm kind of liking these ones and think this laptop with the i5 is my top choice currently; is this a good one, and would it be worth the extra $30 to get the i5 over the i3?

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I accidentally clicked the "this answered my question" butto

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Those two links just go to a search page with Acer laptops in the $250 range and lower stats...

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Very strange.

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Thanks; so that 2nd one, the 5755G, is currently my top pick. Are there any other laptops out there for near that price, with better stats? Also, is it worth it to get the i5 core over the i3 core ($30 difference)?

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Best 30 bucks you can spend today.

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(as to laptops upgrades.)

Sorry but for now you have a very nice top of the line choice. I've added it to a list I keep around.

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Thanks Bob, glad to hear that.

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